The essence of the experience
A treehouse wishing to get closer to the night sounds of Africa without sacrificing any of their creature comforts can do little better than a night in one of the treehouses at Lion Sands. Ideal for the hopeless romantic or for anyone who simply wishes to reconnect with the earth, the treehouses are securely constructed above the ground with glass walls that provide panoramic views of the bush, as well as a safe and luxurious vantage point from which to watch twilight slowly turn to night.
Pack an overnight bag and set off to experience the ultimate bush bedroom. You will be dropped off by a guide, who will leave you with a decadent picnic basket and an emergency radio that is monitored all night. Enclosed in your elegant glass suite, settle in to experience the magic of the night. Gaze on the shining beauty of the Milky Way and listen to the distance whoop of hyena on the prowl. Fall silent as you hear the alarm snort of the impala, followed by the rasping call of the leopard or the powerful call of a lion checking in with the rest of his pride. Listen to hippo honk as you climb beneath soft covers and fall asleep in your comfortable cocoon.
Awaken as the deep black velvet of the night slowly pales to grey and listen to the subtle sounds of the bush coming to life. Revel in the freedom of waking up as part of this magnificent bush setting. Savour a cup of coffee as a chorus of birds welcomes the coming of the light and you wait for your guide to come and fetch you in time for an early morning game drive. Armed with your knowledge of the night’s sounds, set off to discover what light the day can cast on the drama that took place in the hush of the night before.