Tent Camps: Five Star Luxury, African Style

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Tent Camps: Five Star Luxury, African Style

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Tent Camps: Five Star Luxury, African Style

Tent Camps: Five Star Luxury, African Style

By Sylvia Arad

I was reading the other day, and the word Glamping caught my attention. This isn't your average "grab the sleeping bag, let's cook over an open fire" kind of camping. No, this is camping with style. Better yet, this is camping with a bathroom.

But, as I thought about it, Glamping might be a new modern buzz-word, the concept isn't a new one. Africa has had Luxury Tented Camps for years, offering you a real up-close-and-personal view of the Dark Continent.

Places like the Serengeti Migration Camp, open year round, offering elevated safari tents in Tanzania with en-suite showers (with hot water, no less), and electricity to fire up your Ipad, Iphones, and laptop. No thin sleeping bag on the floor here, King-size beds await. And after a day of game viewing, go for a dip in the pool.

On the other side of Africa you'll find a luxury tent camp in Morocco, just 50km from Marrakech. The desert isn't exactly the most forgiving place, but all that is forgotten at the Scarabeo Camp. No worries about wild desert animals or anything, you're neatly tucked into a tent that would make the most luxurious hotels jealous. Queen beds are better to sleep on than sand, private en-suite bathrooms; and delicious Moroccan food is served up daily.

With camping like this, you'll never "rough it" again.

One of the most beautiful places to experience a luxury camp is the Thornybush in the Kruger National Park, sweetly decorated in a Colonial style. The Bushveld Baths (in the private en-suite bathrooms) overlook the African landscape, and even include air-conditioning.

And I would never have thought that tents could earn a place on the Small Leading Hotels Of The World list. Larsens Camp in the Samburu National Reserve does, with its safari-style (appropriate, yes?) accommodations, king-size beds, and en-suite bathrooms.

The only thing missing is a television, but when you've got elephants and other exotic animals mere feet from your dinner table, who needs the telly?

South Africa is big on the whole luxury camping thing. Family friendly (and eco-friendly too) places like the Teniqua Treetops offers luxury camping high above the African floor. This is a self-catered option (but really, what part of true camping isn't) but sitting on the porch overlooking the gorge is just the setting for family-time. Some treehouses sleep only two, some four, but there are bigger ones available for larger families.

So, the question of what does luxury camping (or, Glamping if you're so inclined) mean? Comfort, and that's all that matters.

I'm a trip consultant, planner and manager who loves creating unique intercultural adventures for families. I want to impart information, tips and personal experiences especially related to family adventure travel. Please contact me to help you in planning your travel adventure.

[http://www.familyadventuretravelworks.com], Sylvia@travelworks4u.com

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Sylvia Arad

Sylvia is a trip consultant, planner and manager who creates unique intercultural adventures for families and loves to impart information, tips and personal experiences especially related to family adventure travel.

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