You haven’t seen the stars until you’ve stargazed in Zambia. The experience is incomparable to anywhere in Europe, where the haze of street lights and other urban glows blocks out all but the brightest of stars. Here in the wilderness, every constellation shines starkly against the inky blackness, and you can even see the misty swathe that is the Milky Way - it’s normally not visible with the naked eye.
You can star gaze from any of our lodges and camps, and many of them have telescopes to help you see the night-time spectacle in even greater detail. But for the ultimate astronomical experience, you should leave your tent completely and treat your family to a private sleepout under the stars.
The best time for a sleep out in Zambia is between May and October when the nights are warm and the skies are clear. It’s humbling to realise how small and insignificant we are in the universe, but at the same time absolutely thrilling. Your bed roll will be set up beneath a mosquito net in the bush, and you’ll sleep safe and soundly as a ranger will always be near. There’s a bush toilet should you need it.