While many travelers may enjoy pitching a tent, getting off the grid and roughing it for a few days, it’s not for everyone as many travelers prefer more luxurious accommodations. Why not book the best of both worlds and stay in a luxurious tent, camper or yurt?
1. Satao Elerai – Amboseli, Kenya
Satao Elerai is a luxurious and eco-friendly safari camp just outside Amboseli National Park. Each of its deluxe tents is designed in complete luxury and with beautiful exteriors that complement the surrounding environment. The tents even offer breathtaking views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and private verandahs overlooking the plains of Amboseli National Park where elephants, giraffes and zebra can often be spotted from the comfort of your tent.
2. La Bergerie Du Plateau – Ardeche, France
Located in the center of the Ardèche Mountains, La Bergerie du Plateau is a restored sheep barn from 1830 that maintains its character with exposed wood and stone. Sitting at an altitude of 1,200 meters (3,900 feet), it offers guests a handful of quirky “glamp” sites such as a wooden caravan, asymmetric cabin, Finnish Kota Hut or Dome Tent with panoramic views for a relaxing stay that’s a perfect balance of simplicity, authenticity and scenery.
3. Glamping Canonici di San Marco – Mirano, Italy
Located a 25-minute drive from Venice, a stay at Glamping Canonici di San Marco will have you feeling more like Venetian royalty than a rustic camper. Each tent is uniquely decorated and furnished with ornaments and luxury furniture from all over the world as well as a private bathroom with a shower, bidet and free toiletries. The surrounding area offers charming and historic environments nestled in the peaceful countryside between the Venetian Lagoon and the River Brenta, where the Doges and the noble Venetian families had their summer residences.
4. Camp Silver Island HideAway – Oost, Netherlands
Situated in quaint surroundings on Texel Island within a 15-minute drive from the North Sea beach, Camp Silver Island HideAway offers modern design accommodation, set in futuristic caravans. No need to fear that you’ll be without modern comforts and conveniences – each camper is furnished with a flat-screen LED TV, heated floors and complementary Wi-Fi, not to mention luxury beds and contemporary designed bathrooms with organic toiletries.
5. Lake Nantahala-Smoky Mountain-Yurts – Topton, USA
Located in Topton, North Carolina in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, Lake Nantahala-Smoky Mountain-Yurts offers fully-furnished yurts with river views and the relaxing sound of moving water in the background. The yurts are the perfect base for enjoying outdoor adventures such as fishing and hiking, but without giving up the comforts of home.
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