If you don’t want to miss the amenities of a nice vacation, consider glamping, which is a new word for a new kind of camping – “glamorous camping.” No one is really sure where the term first originated, but what’s mostly incontestable is that this luxurious and lavish style of camping is growing in popularity at a seemingly exponential rate.
This is a luxury camp in the great Kenyan wild nature. You can expect to see lions near your tents. Wake up to the unique play of colors of dusk. You’ll be able to truly relax and unwind at this camp set amidst Tsavo West National Park. It guests with a unique combination of adventure, relaxation and wellness, very personal service and culinary highlights amidst the African wilderness. Each of the 27 tents, has a wonderful view over the bush landscape and water holes where the wild animals pass by undisturbed.
The Island Glamping experience at The Shawnee Inn transports glampers to a remote campsite by canoe, providing the opportunity to bond with nature without having to give up the luxurious amenities of the resort's main campus. Bell tents are pitched and furnished before your arrival and among other features include a queen size bed, a sofa, and a deck with two chairs, a table and a lantern. The site also includes shared bathroom facilities and guests are served a hearty breakfast in the morning before departing on a hike along the Appalachian Trail.
Go clamping even if you don’t have an RV. Crystal Cove has three luxurious 5th wheel trailers for guests. Each has a master bedroom with queen bed, a bathroom with separate shower, and a kitchen. Tofino is a sweet and sleepy surf town that comes alive in the summer, but has its own unique charm all year round. With extensive beaches, waves perfect for surfing and bodysurfing, thick forests great for hiking, and calm waters for kayaking, this is the perfect spot for an active vacation.
This beach-side eco-luxe safari camp nestled in the dunes of the Cape Range National Park has 16 wilderness tents, all of which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding bush and beach. The large wilderness tents sit on raised platforms. The handmade jarrah beds are fitted with quality cotton sheets. Staying there means waking up to birds’ songs and falling asleep to the sound of the waves on the beach. Snorkel to see more than 500 species of colorful fish and swim with dolphins. You’ll also get meet red kangaroos.
This wonderful glamping site is situated near the beach, and is within a few short miles of several attractions. There is a restaurant, a bar/lounge and spa services, just like in every luxurious hotel. Concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are also available onsite. All 4 rooms have ceiling fans and showers among the standard amenities. Babysitting or childcare services are onsite as well. “Every little detail was taken care of, right from booking cabs to restaurants and suggesting us where to go,” according to a review on TripAdvisor.
Have fun camping in the Millersylvania State Park where the campground is located. Stay in canvas cabins that look like luxurious safari suites with a romantic flare and old world charm, and truly enjoy the wilderness surrounding you. Relax on the front deck and smell the wonderful aromas of nature in the breeze. Go hiking, swimming, kayaking or canoeing on the gorgeous Deep Lake.
The subject of many stunning photographs and some of the best hikes in all of Chile, the park attracts roughly 150,000 visitors to its remote wilderness each year, the majority of which are foreigners. It may be a tough trip, but this park offers some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world. Stay at the eco-friendly and luxury camping site comprised of 13 incredible dome-style accommodations. Each features an open terrace where guests can soak in the mesmerizing views, an enclosed porch, a wood-burning stove, and a full bathroom.
Watch the sunrise over Ayers Rock, a Unesco World Heritage Site, in one of Longitude 131°'s 15 air-conditioned tents located at the gateway of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. With just the flick of a switch near your bed, you can soak in the sights of the Australian Outback. During the day, you can relax, enjoy a spa service, or take a tour—just make sure you return in time for your three-course dinner served under the stars.
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The Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch offers many different lodging accommodations, but perhaps the “cowboy tent” is most appealing to campers who want to appreciate the novelty of sleeping under the stars without foregoing a few basic amenities. The raised canvas tent is furnished with a queen bed and a set of bunk beds and a separate bathroom and shower right next door. Guests can also opt for cabin or lodge rooms and the resort even has a teepee style tent that sleeps two.
Located in the Balstic Sea, Gotland is the largest island in Sweden. Explore the iconic limestone pillars, stone formations of unstratified hard limestone, the most famous being Hoburgsgubben. All 70 campgrounds are located very close to the sea, providing awesome possibilities to see the stunning sunset. There are two service buildings, with men’s and women’s-section. They have rooms with shower, bathroom, laundry room, kitchen, dishwashers, and even dog shower.
This is the site of the first glamour camping in Italy and it opened in 2009. In 2014 it found a stunning new location still in Mirano, a magnificent 17th century barn that offers stunning historical settings. The camp is surrounded by cornfields and orchards. Live closer to nature and sleep in splendid, large tents with comfortable four poster beds. The camo uses eco-structure, which mean structures that have zero impact on the environment.
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Available in High Falls, Tugaloo, Red Top Mountain, Fort Yargo and Cloudland Canyon State Parks in Georgia, these luxurious yet rustic yurts are the perfect place to bunk after a day of hiking, biking and swimming in the wilderness of Georgia. Made of wood and canvas, the yurts sleep up to six people and are furnished with beds, futons, screened windows and outside decks with picnic tables and grills or fire rings. Oh yeah, and cozy abodes are also equipped with electrical outlets, so you can plug-in while you unwind. Of course, Wi-Fi is a different story.
Situated on the edge of the Makgadikgadi salt pans in Botswana, the luxurious camp in a rustic setting with no electricity decorated in the old African style has 10 luxury tents seven twins, two doubles and one family tent. Each tent has a king Kalahari area of size bed, en suite outdoor bathroom and a flush toilet. Camp Kalahari uses paraffin lanterns at night.
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Glamorous camping doesn’t have to be all about luxury and high-tech design and it can still be rejuvenating and relaxing. Go on an eco-friendly vacation in Cornwall and stay in your own round grass-covered Hobbit House. There is a wood-burning shower, skylight roof and a sauna.