The Best Places in Africa to sleep beneath the Stars
26 February 2014 - CNN - Emma Gregg
A private platform in the African bush, soft bedding, starlight and nature's night-time noises.
Whether it's a raised star-bed or a treehouse kitted out for sleeping, each of these six retreats spread across Africa has the elevated experience just right.
The Stilted Lodge, Mandina Lodges, the Gambia
The ordinary rooms here, set in a mangrove forest, are impressive enough.
But the Stilted Lodge adds something extra -- a thatched two-story riverside tower with open sides, including a (discreet) open-air bathroom, separate bedroom and lounge room.