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Where to visit for Luxury Tented Camping


Most people associate tents and camping with a sore back and tight squeeze but luxury tented camping is so far from uncomfortable that many travellers prefer it to lodges. With a luxury tented camp, you are one step closer to the great outdoors without moving one inch away from comfort.  

The luxurious open-styled tents create a glamorous awareness of one’s natural surroundings. The beauty of the outdoors is seamlessly brought indoors. Sunrise is your morning alarm and the call of the wild is your lullaby. Camping in luxury rejuvenates the senses in spectacular style thanks to five-star pleasures. 

Southern and East Africa is positively brimming with luxury tented camping options, many with a particular focus on being as environmentally friendly as possible. The diversity of these camps is just as impressive, spanning across magnificent landscapes and unique wildlife.
 

Popular safari destinations for Luxury Tented Camping


Tanzania

Prepare to be left awestruck as The Great Wildebeest Migration passes by, creating dust clouds on the plains below while you watch from Serengeti Migration Camp. The elevation of this camp provides panoramic views of the valley floor and surrounds. Serengeti Under Canvas camp also follows the wildebeest’s migration and attempts to anticipate their movements when setting up their luxury mobile tented camps. 

1920’s is the style that you’ll settle into at Sabora Tented Camp. The extravagant yet earthy décor brings a touch of glamour into Grumeti Game Reserve and promises a memorable camping experience where luxuries extend to spa treatments and lantern-dotted dinners under acacia trees. 

At Mara River Tented Camp, you can’t get any closer to wildebeest crossing the crocodile infested waters of the Mara River. Singita Mara offers stylish front-row seats to a rare African experience. 

Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp overlooks an oxbow lagoon of the Grumeti River, known for housing one of the most spectacular fording points of the Great Wildebeest Migration. 

Kenya 

Mara Plains Camp lies in a riverine forest in the heart of the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. East-Africa-influenced architecture paired without travelling crowds make this camp a striking sanctuary for luxury campers. 

Another extravagant trip into East Africa’s safari history books is Cottars 1920 Camp. It’s in an exclusive concession between the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania.

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp welcomes children with plenty to see and do, including a swimming pool. Kichwa’s 40 luxurious tents are in the path of the Great Wildebeest Migration, making it an ideal destination for game viewing.

Karen Blixen Camp boasts a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and resident masseuse. This luxurious mahogany-platform armchair-viewing camp offers a true ’out of Africa’ safari experience. 

If an authentic cultural experience is on your bucket list, consider Sanctuary Olonana Camp adjacent to a Maasai village.

Kruger Park 

Tanda Tula Safari Camp can be found in the Timbavati Game Reserve on the banks of the Nhlaralumi riverbed. Wildlife viewing is possible from the comfort of your own private deck. 

Ngala Tented Camp and Pafuri Camp both lie on the banks of the seasonal Timbavati River in an area known for its fantastic leopard and lion sightings.  

Other fantastic Kruger options include Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp in Thornybush Game Reserve as well as the five-star Savanna Game Lodge (which is also an ideal honeymoon destination). 

If you’re interested in getting out on foot then Plains Camp provides an authentic active safari experience. This eco-friendly camp in southern Kruger National Park is famous for its exclusive walking safaris on the edge of the Timbitene plain.  

Garden Route 

You can camp in luxury in the Garden Route, too! Shamwari Bayethe Lodge is the best in the area with its stylish interiors and exteriors incorporating natural materials like stone and thatch, blending perfectly with the stunning Eastern Cape landscape.  All luxury tents are ideally positioned overlooking the riverbed and camouflaged under trees. 

Botswana 

Saile Tented Camp is located in Chobe Enclave, one of Botswana’s wildlife hotspots. This birdwatchers haven also offers walking safaris, fishing, mokoro safaris and boat cruises along winding waterways. 

Another twitcher’s paradise is Khwai Tented Camp where guests can spot up to 500 different bird species. This camp is on the banks of a lagoon and gives guests access to exclusive activities unavailable in a park or reserve. Most importantly, it’s a community-run concession where all proceeds filter back into the community. 

Chobe Under Canvas and Savuti are known for their excellent locations, low in visitors but high in wildlife numbers. Migrating elephant herds visit nearby watering holes and wildlife wander through camp. 

Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp sets a new standard for luxury safari camping. It is located on its own island and each tented suite has a private pool. 

Mashatu Tented Camp’s surrounds range from plains and marshland to rocky outcrops making for excellent game viewing.  The combination of these striking natural scenes and elegant honeymoon-worthy luxury make this the perfect romantic escape.

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