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Starry, starry night.

November 30, 2011

One of the most amazing things you discover while on safari in the bush is the amazing night sky.  The stars form a glittering carpet across the deep ink coloured sky.  Those of us who live in the city forget what it is like to see all those stars away from the lights of buildings & street lamps.  It is truly awe inspiring.   We love giving you the chance to experience these night scapes in a variety of ways – a star bed, a star camp, a star bath, a night drive or a good look through a telescope.  All let you explore the constellations.

The Twins, the Hunter, the Hero and the Southern Cross are all constellations that you can see in the Kenyan night sky.  Now imagine seeing them while you are lying in your comfortable star bed on the roof of your cottage at ol Donyo Lodge or while sitting in a star bath full of bubbles at Ol Malo.  There is truly nothing more romantic.

To learn more about these constellations or to get a better look you can simply use the telescope on the library deck at The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille.  Or if you are staying at one of Nomadic Encounter’s houses and Jackson is around you might be lucky enough to learn all about the stars from a wonderful teacher.

But there is truly nothing better than camping out under the stars with a simple bedroll.  The Star Camp at Sarara was designed to give you just that kind of an experience.  The complete exclusivity of the Star Camp means that you can fully immerse yourself in the absolute peace and serenity of this remarkable wilderness.  But you can also sleep out under the stars when you are on a Walking Wild walking safari or a horseback riding safari with Ride Kenya.  All offer you a way to embrace the beauty of the night sky.

So come and rediscover what the stars really look like – they are so much bigger and brighter than you could have ever imagined.  We can’t wait to show you their beauty.  And remember when you wish upon a star your dreams come true.