Sleep in a four-poster – Kenya

Sleep in a four-poster – Kenya

The Star Beds at Loisaba Wilderness may be the best night’s sleep you never have

In your room at this dreamy lodge, perched on the edge of Kenya's Laikipia Plateau, a handcrafted four-poster is wheeled out onto a lofty terrace. From this veranda stretches the hugeness of Africa - a ripple of hillsides, long grass and flat-topped acacia where lions bask and elephants gulp at waterholes.

Smart and smiling Samburu and Laikipiak Maasai warriors bring hot water and G&Ts, but nightfall brings the magic.

With just a thin veil of netting between you and the heavens, watch as stars shoot, planets twinkle and the Milky Way lords over all; a soundtrack of hyena laughs and who-knows-what-else shuffling about the bush will ensure you don't sleep a wink. (www.loisaba.com)

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