Titillating Travel: Star Beds in Kenya

This week we take you on a far-flung, exotic journey to Africa. If you’re thinking about the ultimate romantic getaway, the Star Beds at Kenya’s Loisaba Wilderness resort is it. You’ll travel into Samburu National Park for a fantastic safari filled with elephant, giraffe and lion sightings, and in the late afternoon head to these wooden, four-poster queen-sized platform beds perched in what can only be called a treehouse.

The Star Beds are in a remote location a half-hour drive away from Loisaba’s main lodge, so you’re making a commitment to dine and sleep in the bush for the night. A tasty barbeque is prepared for you and cocktails are served around a camp fire before you head to bed. A guard leads you to your sleeping quarters, and bids you goodnight. Being so close to nature is a thrill for the senses, especially when the hyenas party at midnight. The moon shines brightly, lighting the land, but keeps all creatures, great and small, well hidden. The best way to calm any fears is to get busy making your own animal sounds. Yeah, had to go there. An exhilirating outdoor shower and early morning coffee delivery from the colorfully-decorated Maasai and Samburu warrior staff start the day off on a high (literally) note. Sipping a cuppa and watching a gazelle take an early morning drink at the watering hole? It’s a truly “Out of Africa” experience. All inclusive rates from $700 per night.

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