Escaping Light Pollution: 5 Great Places For Stargazing In Africa

Kenya

Kenya offers several lodges where you can view the heavens while still remaining close to some of the best wildlife experiences in Africa.

One such place is Finch Hattons that has recently added a stargazing terrace and will finally complete a US$5.5 million renovation in December 2014. The privately-owned lodge is situated in Tsavo West National Park. Along with superb views of the stars, Finch Hattons also has amazing views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Another great location to see stars in Kenya is at Loisaba Wilderness. The lodge features a set of “star beds” that are spaced five miles apart from each other and can be reached by foot, camel or 4×4. The original set is located in one of the eastern valleys overlooking the Kiboko waterhole. The second set is located further south on the banks of the Ewaso N’giro River.


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