If you’re looking for a unique and luxurious way to experience Africa’s natural beauty, then glamping (glamorous camping) is definitely for you!
Combining the thrill of camping with the comfort of a high-end hotel, a glamping safari has become the latest travel trend in the tourism industry. And what better place to try it than in the heart of the Savannah, surrounded by majestic wildlife and breathtaking landscapes?
But what exactly is a glamping tent?
Glamping offers the best of both worlds. Think spacious, cosy, beautifully decorated tents complete with en-suite bathrooms, plush bedding, and private decks with stunning views – it’s like a high-end hotel room in the middle of nature. Glamping tents offer a unique and unforgettable way to experience the great outdoors in style.
If that’s piqued your interest, here are a few of the best places for glamping where you’ll stay in luxury safari tented camps in Africa that offer the ultimate glamping experience.
1. andBeyond Ngala Tented Camp
Located in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, andBeyond Ngala Tented Camp is a perfect blend of wilderness and comfort. The camp’s six elegant tents are set on raised platforms and offer stunning views of the surrounding bush.
What’s included in the tent? Each tent is beautifully decorated with traditional African textiles and comes with an en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, and a private deck.
Highlights: The exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities! Kruger National Park is home to the Big Five and a host of other animals, and the camp’s expert guides will take you on game drives and walking safaris to see them up close.
2. andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp
Set in the heart of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp offers a luxurious and authentic African safari experience. The camp’s nine tented suites are tucked away in a riverine forest and offer spectacular views of the surrounding floodplains.
What’s included in the tent? Each tent is spacious and stylishly furnished, with a large bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers, and a private deck with a plunge pool.
Highlights: From game drives to mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) rides, you can also take part in cultural experiences and visit local communities.
3. Little Vumbura
Little Vumbura is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The camp’s six luxurious safari glamping tents are raised on stilts and offer breathtaking views of the Delta’s waterways and floodplains.
What’s included in the tent? Each tent is beautifully appointed with a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers, and a private deck with a plunge pool. When in the main camp area, you’ll find a comfortable lounge, a well-stocked bar, and a dining area that serves delicious African-inspired cuisine.
Highlights: The Delta’s unique ecosystem offers a wealth of activities, from game drives to fishing and birdwatching, and the camp’s expert guides will tailor the experience to your needs.
4. Chem Chem Lodge
Located in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park, Chem Chem Lodge is a luxurious retreat that offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. The lodge’s eight spacious tents are set on the shores of Lake Burunge and offer stunning views of the surrounding savannah.
What’s included in the tent? Each safari tent is exquisitely furnished with a king-size bed, a free-standing bathtub, an outdoor shower, and a private deck with a daybed. The lodge’s main area features a cosy lounge, a well-stocked bar, and a dining area that serves farm-to-table cuisine.
Highlights: Guests can explore the park on game drives or guided walks, or simply relax by the pool and soak in the breathtaking views.
So, who is glamping for?
Glamping is for those who want to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort and luxury. A glamping safari is ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway, families looking for an adventure, or anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature. Glamping offers the best of both worlds, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the African wilderness while enjoying all the comforts of a luxury hotel.
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