Sometimes what we need is run-of-the-mill accommodation in a well-furnished hotel room, or apartment but other times you might be looking for an out-of-this world place to stay. This accommodation might be in the middle of nowhere with just the basic things we need to sustain ourselves but they exude incredible charm and make for a great story to tell your friends and family! SleepOut highlights below some of the coolest accommodation in Africa.
Kitengela Glass Art & Eco Cottages – Kenya
Nairobi’s Kitengela Glass Studio is now offering a unique coastal holiday with their very own Kitengela-styled Beach House and Eco Tower (with sky bed).
The Beach House has 2 traditional double bedrooms with a shared bathroom, a lounge bed, and offers a large upstairs bedroom with a beautiful glass mosaic-decorated balcony and additional large bathroom downstairs.
The Eco Tower is a unique cottage with its own “Sky Bed” that rolls out from the top floor so guests can literally SleepOut under the stars.
If you are a lover of art, a bird watcher or just intrigued by nature, this is the place for you. You can observe hyrax (klippschliefer), sykes monkeys, hyenas, baboons, impala, giraffes and at night even leopards.
Chongwe River House – Zambia
Chongwe River House is built around a frame of wild wood with ferro walls following the natural lines of the branches. The house sleeps eight in four spacious en suite bedrooms, making it the ideal safari base for a family or a group of friends wanting a more exclusive and private experience.
All the furniture in the sitting room has been carved from a single fallen winterthorn tree and coloured pebbles from the river decorate the ceilings. The bedrooms all have king-sized plus beds under waves of netting with each bed cleverly placed to offer a stunning view of the bush or the escarpment.
Kumbali Cultural Village – Malawi
How about a stay in a traditional Malawian mud hut? Kumbali Cultural village is custom-made to offer a unique cultural experience and reveals a warmer more community-focused approach to hospitality.
The hut has a side table, candles, mosquito net, cupboard, towel, clean and fresh bedding. Bathing is under the stars using a traditional bucket shower with your water heated by you using maize husks in a cast iron drum.
Freddie Mercury’s Apartment - Zanzibar
Freddie Mercury’s Apartment says a lot about the British musician famously known as the lyricist and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen (read more about Freddie).
From the art deco Zanzibari decor, its ideal location and old school furniture, the house speaks of a person who, despite his huge fortune and propensity for exuberance, actually grew up under quite modest circumstances in Stone Town.
The Bedouin Camp – Morocco
The Bedouin Camp is a beautiful tent that offers exotic open air accommodation for desert travellers on-the-go. The tent offers a picturesque view of a salty depression in the horizon and simple but comfortable bedding.
There is more – the place also offers ideal meeting spots with a wild beach near the Atlantic Coast. Get on a 4×4 truck and enjoy a ride into the deserted landscape.
MamboView Point – Tanzania
MamboView Point offers an exceptionally stunning cliffside stay. THe house, is at the top of the Mbokoi cliff next to the Usambara mountains offering stunning 360 degree views.
The house has a living room, hall, bathroom and bedroom all neatly set to offer maximum comfort. The house has a kitchen fitted with the necessary equipment, and extra space for a bed in the sitting room.
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