Star Gazing in the Wild
Taking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life to gaze in awe at the wondrous African night sky is a truly enchanting and rewarding life experience you should consider adding to the itinerary of your next South Africa lodge safari. It shouldn’t be that hard to find a South Africa lodge safari or reserve that offers a star gazing package with informative guides, so you should strongly consider adding this fascinating activity to your safari itinerary.
Not only do you get the unique chance to let the sparkling brilliance of the night sky in the bush mesmerize you, but you can also seize the opportunity to possibly catch a glimpse of elusive African nocturnal wildlife.
In the absence of artificial light, you can truly immerse yourself in the southern hemisphere constellations. Ask for your guide’s assistance in locating our nearby galactic neighbor Alpha Centauri in addition to awe-inspiring nebula such as Orion.
Another memorable nocturnal safari activity is to indulge in a night spent eating dinner under the stars. This spectacularly stunning natural ambiance would be a perfect romantic addition to any safari honeymoon. You and your partner will never forget the wonder of marveling at the heavens’ remarkable celestial sights.
Some notable star gazing destinations include the Samara Private Game Reserve, Sanbona in Western Cape, and last but not least Tswalu – South Africa’s largest private game reserve. Tswalu even offers the option to sleep under the stars in a cloud-like king size bed on their posh sleep-out deck for an experience you will never forget.
So next time you plan a South Africa lodge safari, you absolutely must bear in mind that Africa is home to the some of the most ideal stargazing hotspots on Earth. It’s no surprise that various astronomers have established observatories in Africa to explore and learn more about our neighboring galaxies from such a captivating vantage point.