Exploring the Boom in Luxury Glamping: Where to Find the Most Unique Experiences


Glamping has become a favoured choice for travellers seeking an immersive outdoor experience without sacrificing comfort and luxury. While traditional camping involves roughing it out in tents and basic amenities, the boom in luxury glamping has opened up a world of possibilities for travellers seeking unforgettable outdoor experiences with all the comforts of home. Whether nestled in the dunes of Oman, amidst the wildlife of Kenya, or surrounded by the beauty of the Italian Alps, these unique glamping sites offer a perfect blend of adventure, luxury, and natural beauty, making them an ideal choice for discerning travellers seeking to reconnect with nature in style!

UTSAV Camp Sariska

Sariska Tiger Reserve, India

Tucked away amidst the dense forests and rugged terrain of India's Sariska Tiger Reserve, UTSAV Camp offers a one-of-a-kind glamping experience amidst the wilderness. Situated on the fringes of this sprawling wildlife sanctuary, the camp provides guests with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the pristine beauty of the natural world while enjoying the comforts of modern luxury. Accommodations at UTSAV Camp consist of spacious stone cabins and Swiss tents, designed to evoke a sense of rustic charm while providing all the amenities one would expect from a luxury hotel. Featuring private covered porches, stargazing beds and so much more, wake up to the birds singing, feel that warm glow of sun on your face and be inspired by the panoramic views that surround you.

During your stay, guests can embark on guided safaris through the reserve, where they have the chance to encounter a diverse array of wildlife, including majestic tigers, elusive leopards, and graceful deer. For those seeking a more leisurely experience, nature walks, bird watching excursions, and star-gazing sessions are also available, offering a deeper appreciation of the region's natural wonders. As night falls, guests can unwind under the starlit sky, enveloped by the sounds of the jungle, while indulging in delicious meals prepared with zero-mile sourced ingredients. Take in the stunning mountain views as you take a dip in their rooftop pool, regenerate the mind, body and soul in the covered Outdoor Yoga and Meditation Hall, or retreat to the inhouse library where you can find some extra peace and quiet before your safari. Who needs WiFi anyway?

Luxury Desert Camp

Oman, Muscat

Nestled amidst the undulating dunes of Oman's vast desert landscape, Luxury Desert Camp stands as an oasis of extravagance and tranquillity. Located just a short drive from the bustling city of Muscat, this exclusive glamping site offers guests the chance to experience the timeless allure of the desert in utmost luxury. At Luxury Desert Camp, guests are greeted with spacious and lavishly appointed tents, featuring sumptuous furnishings, deluxe bedding, and private en-suite bathrooms. Each tent is carefully positioned to offer uninterrupted views of the surrounding desert, allowing guests to witness the mesmerising spectacle of the shifting sands and star-studded skies.

Beyond the comforts of their tented accommodation, guests can partake in a range of activities designed to showcase the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region. From exhilarating dune bashing adventures to serene camel treks at sunset, there is no shortage of experiences to delight the senses. In the evening, guests gather around crackling campfires to savour traditional Omani cuisine under the canopy of stars, serenaded by the haunting melodies of local musicians. With its seamless blend of luxury and authenticity, Luxury Desert Camp offers a truly unforgettable glamping experience in the heart of Oman's majestic desert.

Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp

Nairobi, Kenya

For travellers seeking an authentic African safari experience with a touch of luxury, Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp in Nairobi, Kenya, is the ultimate destination. Set within a private conservancy bordering the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, this exclusive camp offers guests the opportunity to embark on unforgettable wildlife adventures while enjoying the comforts of a bygone era. Accommodations here evoke the nostalgia and romance of the golden age of safari travel, with spacious canvas tents furnished with antique furniture, luxurious linens, and elegant decor. Each tent features a private veranda overlooking the savannah, where guests can relax and soak in the breathtaking views.

Guests can participate in guided game drives through the Maasai Mara, where they have the chance to encounter Africa's iconic wildlife, including lions, elephants, and giraffes. Cultural experiences such as visits to local Maasai villages and bush walks with expert guides provide guests with a deeper understanding of the region's rich heritage and traditions. Not to mention, evenings at the camp are a magical affair, with African barbeque dinners served under the stars and candlelight dining by the pool, accompanied by the sounds of the surrounding wilderness. With its timeless charm, unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities, and commitment to conservation, Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp offers a truly authentic African safari experience that is second to none.

Saruni Samburu

Samburu, Kenya

Tucked away in the wild landscapes of Samburu, Saruni Samburu offers a luxury glamping experience like no other. Perched atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the vast expanse of the Kalama Conservancy, the camp features spacious tents with panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness. Each of the eco-chic rooms are open-aired with their own living rooms, positioned to maximise privacy and seclusion, allowing guests to relax and unwind in complete comfort. Guests can embark on guided nature walks, visit local Samburu villages, or simply relax by the infinity pool, soaking in the tranquillity of the African bush.

Evenings here are a culinary delight, with gourmet meals crafted from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, served in a variety of scenic locations, from romantic dinners from your secluded rock-formated dining deck to intimate candlelit dinners. With its stunning natural beauty, personalised service, and commitment to conservation, Saruni Samburu offers a truly immersive glamping experience that captures the essence of Africa's wild spirit.

Schlosshof Resort

South Tyrol, Italy

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of South Tyrol, Schlosshof Resort combines the charm of camping with the elegance of a luxury retreat. The resort offers a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and more, allowing guests to explore the breathtaking Alpine scenery at their own pace. This true hiker's paradise will allow you to feel at one with nature as you experience luxury camping amongst fragrant orchards, as well as having the option to lay your head in their Charme Hotel. Excitingly luxurious, easy going and a true one-of-a-kind, fall in love with the Schlosshof feeling and enjoy a true taste of ‘La Dolce Vita’.

After a day of adventure, guests can unwind in the resort's spa and wellness centre, where a range of rejuvenating treatments and therapies await. Alternatively, you can savour delicious Mediterranean cuisine, using the finest locally sourced ingredients, paired with world-class wines from the region. Take a dip in their new skypool, La Piscina Blu, sip on a Aperol Spritz or two, and take in the magnificent views that surround you. With its unparalleled beauty, world-class amenities, and commitment to sustainability, Schlosshof Resort offers a truly unforgettable glamping experience in the heart of the Italian Alps.

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