Don’t worry, we’re not going to suggest you plan your holiday based on your star sign, or that you visit a far off planet! Astro-tourism is travel with a star gazing theme, and it’ll take you to some of the last great wildernesses in Africa.
As you’ll be well aware, when you look up at the night sky at home, there is usually a faint orange glow from street lamps, car headlights, and other forms of light pollution. You might be able to see a few of the brighter stars, but the glow stops you picking out the detail.
Around the world are a relatively small number of dark sky reserves, usually a long way from towns and cities, which are deliberately kept free of artificial light pollution. Star gazing here, from an official observatory or in a lodge with a powerful telescope, you’ll have a spectacular view of the heavens, with a level of detail you’ve never seen before.