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This Treehouse Lets You Sleep Under the Stars in the African Bush

Ngala Treehouse Experience at Night

Nestled between South Africa’s Timbavati Nature Reserve and Kruger National Park, Ngala Private Game Reserve is an oasis in the wilderness. Sprawling across 36,000 acres, the unfenced reserve makes for an undisturbed experience while taking in Africa’s spectacular wildlife. Now the reserve’s tour operator, &Beyond, is adding to their offerings by introducing the Ngala Treehouse Experience, which allows visitors to get off the grid while cocooned in luxury.

The four-level treehouse features two sleeping areas, one of which is under a retractable awning for an al fresco slumber. The treehouse also comes with a fully stocked bar and coffee station, with guests being offered a picnic or tapas-style dinner. A king-sized bed, hot running water, and a separate flushing toilet provide all the comfort needed during your stay.

With no Wi-Fi, guests are encouraged to put down their devices and soak in the surroundings. But don’t worry, solar panels allow visitors to charge their cell phones and cameras, so no photo opportunity will be lost during this once in a lifetime experience. The environment is only amplified by the lack of artificial light, as the nearest camp is three miles away. Guests are also encouraged to partake in game drives, which can be done day or night, and bush walks with experienced rangers.

If you are looking to stay in the treehouse, it’s worth noting that this opportunity is only available to guests who are already booked in at either the Ngala Safari Lodge or Ngala Tented Camp. While there is no limit to the number of nights guests can spend at the treehouse, during the day they must return to either the lodge or camp.

The Ngala Treehouse Experience is priced at ZAR 8,500 (about $560) per night.

The Ngala Treehouse Experience allows you to sleep under the stars in the African bush.
Treehouse in the Kruger National Park

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Two sleeping areas and a fully-stocked kitchen allow for off the grid luxury.

Bedroom of Treehouse Safari Getaway in South AfricaKruger National Park Ngala Treehouse by &BeyondNgala Treehouse in South Africa&Beyond Ngala Treehouse

The experience is open to guests staying at the safari lodge or camp within Ngala Private Game Reserve.

Treehouse Safari in South Africa

Ngala Treehouse Experience: Website
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All images via &Beyond.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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