Glamping is not a new thing. For those Harry Potter fans, the term brings to mind images of tents that have all the luxuries of home, including the kitchen sink. But glamping is no fictional story, there exist countless jaw-dropping sites across the world that will have you trading your two-man sleeper for a tent with all the luxuries of a 5-star hotel room.
Gone are the days when an escape to the country means experiencing any discomfort. Just like the quality of tents can massively differ, the luxuriousness of glamping can also range dramatically. From the 5-star luxury glamping, sometimes be better than a hotel, to the more basic where the luxuries include a bed and a toilet.
So, pack your boots – and cashmere sweater – as we take you on a trip to some of the more lavish camping sites in the world.
Singita Mara River Tented Camp, Tanzania
For anyone on the hunt for a safari spot that immerses you in the local scenery, check out Singita Mara River Tented Camp in Tanzania. With just six luxury camping tents on-site, you can rest assured that this experience in the African wilderness will be the finest on offer. Game drives and safari sundowners are popular highlights.
Aurora Borealis glamping experience, Alaska
Experience Aurora Borealis from a large canvas luxury tent in Alaska. Spend the night in an airy, yet cozy canvas glamping tent featuring Alaskan decor and a spacious porch with spectacular glacier views. No public showers to contend with either, as you can relax in handmade cedar hot tub.
A 5-star nature retreat, Thailand
If you’re longing to be one with nature but reluctant to part ways with air-conditioning? Fear not with the growing number of stunning luxury tents and comfort-centric yurts scattered across Thailand. From elephant riding and rejuvenating massages to personal chefs, there are plenty tented oases available in this beautiful country.
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