The 6 Best Sleepout Places in Tanzania & Zanzibar

While there are many safari experiences available in Africa, a sleepout in the middle of the wilderness and on Zanzibar's white sand beaches is an experience that appeals to individuals who value genuine encounters.

Tom Snoyd
Tom Snoyd 8 Min Read

Have you tried out a sleepout experience under the stars in Tanzania or Zanzibar? A sleepout in the wilderness of Tanzania is among the most fascinating tourist activities to be experienced by every safari-goer and wildlife enthusiast. It is a barefoot experience that puts you in the heart of the wilderness to enjoy the natural wilderness while witnessing a blanket of stars outside your lodge.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience is offered by the most luxurious safari lodges in the country. You can plan a sleepout with any of the comfortable safari lodges, which are located in different destinations. Here are some accommodation facilities that can help you experience these fascinating experiences:

A sleepout by AndBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is a luxurious safari lodge in Lake Manyara National Park, which offers exceptional experiences of wildlife and the views of the Rift Valley and a soda lake. 

A sleepout by Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is a wonderful safari activity that gives you a golden chance to experience the ultimate luxury in the heart of this exotic wilderness. Get out of the world of technology and the ringing sounds of vehicles and sleep in the middle of the African jungle. AndBeyond can help you feel this wonderful experience after spending your daytime riding through the park to view wildlife, birdlife, and vegetation.

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge - Sleepout Experience
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge – Sleepout Experience Photo: AndBeyond

Under the escort of an armed ranger, you will walk to an already-set fly camp, which is always set up temporarily in a calming site. Upon reaching your camp, you will experience a sundowner, and then gather around the fire pit, and eat a scrumptious dinner while exchanging stories with our professional guides.

A fly camp set by AndBeyond has all the amenities required for a comfortable sleepout. Well-adorned beds with romantic mosquito netting await you to make your dream big under the blanket of stars. You don’t have to worry about any danger of being approached by aggressive animals because guards are there to ensure that you are totally safe. AndBeyond organizes a sleepout for guests of the age of 16 years and above. Children below 16 years are not allowed to be included in this activity. A single sleepout service is offered to a minimum of two guests and a maximum of four guests. 

A sleepout by AndBeyond Serengeti Grumeti River Lodge

The western corridor of Serengeti is spectacularly wonderful for spending your day while enjoying several fascinating African safari activities such as game drives and bird watching. In this remote part of Serengeti National Park there is the AndBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Camp which organizes the lifetime opportunity to sleep under the African stars. After a busy day exploring the wild of this masterpiece of Serengeti, a fabulous night in a fantastic well-organized fly camp awaits you. A campfire is a gathering place for having a delicious dinner, making small talk about this unforgettable experience, and finally heading to your fly camp for a sleepout.

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A sleepout experience in Selous Treehouse

A sleepout in a Selous Treehouse is a luxurious experience to consider while in Southern Tanzania. The camp is strategically set in the highlands to feel the cool breezes. This experience begins with a two-hour walk from the lodge to the camp. A walk through Selous is full of myths and exciting stories on your way. Upon arriving at the camp you will have a warm shower to get dust off. After a shower, you can witness the sunset from your deck before getting down to a campfire for relaxing while sharing stories.

Sleepout Experience at Southern Tanzania

You will have a scrumptious dinner and a sleepout will follow. A sleepout in Selous Treehouse is special for two guests, and you will sleep in a double bed swashed with mosquito netting. The sounds of insects, birds, roaring lions, nocturnal species, and other animals make you have nice and unforgettable dreams.

A sleepout experience at Zanzibar White Sand Villas

Zanzibar is an exquisite island, a perfect gateway for spending your holiday after busy work days. Visitors coming to this idyllic island can experience a lot of wonderful experiences one of which is sleeping under the stars. Zanzibar White Sand Villas & Spa is a luxury escape in Paje with a built-in bed for viewing the African constellation on a perfect night. A built-in bed is available to offer this once-in-a-lifetime experience. This world-class villa is a barefoot luxury escape with a built-in star bed that faces the azure blue sea and the horizon covered with bright stars at night.

Sleepout on the white sandy beach of Zanzibar

Sleep in a stargazing bed at Manta Resort on Pemba Island

The Manta Resort is an incredible luxury gateway for experiencing some iconic activities to get yourself lost on this idyllic island. The Manta Resort has an incredible offering, the Underwater Room, which is a floating structure anchored to an ocean floor. You can get there by booking a boat trip and you will be landing on a landing deck. A spacious lounge is there for resting after a boat cruise. Underneath the landing deck is a submarine bed, which is submerged under the water, all perfectly set to offer an unforgettable experience. A wonderful daybed is situated on the top floor and it becomes a wonderful stargazing bed for viewing the Milky Way and the endless horizon.

A sleepout at Mwiba Lodge

Mwiba Lodge is an exclusive safari lodge found in Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, a private concession (129,500 acres big) bordering the Southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. 

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A fly camp is pitched on the Rift Valley and is provided with a double bed swashed with mosquito nets under transparent canvas tents. You will sleep in the middle of an African bush while listening to the noises of insects and the smell of nature. Other things available at the camp are a drink station, a campfire, and a table for two. In the morning, you will walk to your lodge from the camp.

Sleepout Experience IN Mwiba Lodge

A sleepout in the middle of an African jungle is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for every safari-goer. The feeling of immersing in an African bush for a single night is amazing. If you want such a wonderful experience, consider booking a trip to Tanzania with East Africa Safari Guides.

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