Unusual tents around the world

Things have moved on since the days of the traditional ridge tent. Thanks to the birth of 'glamping' we now expect a little bit more when we stay under canvas. Whether it's an exotic bedouin tent, a yurt with a view or an ultra-modern cube-tent, we've tracked down some of the most unusual tents from around the world. Nowadays you don't have to compromise on style or comfort, just because you're sleeping under the stars!
 Safari tent in Zimbabwe
Safari tent in Zimbabwe
Safari tents are really where the whole glamping craze got its inspiration. Solid floors, luxury fittings and proper beds in the heart of the jungle. With so many to choose from across Africa, we plumped for the award-winning Hide Safari Camp in Zimbabwe. Why? Well, the chance to soak in a bubble bath under the stars after a tough day spent spotting giraffes and elephants from your very own terrace, was just too tempting.
Find out more
Bedouin tent in Valencia
We adore the decadent vibe of this Costa Blanca tent-with-a-terrace. Swagged ceilings, sumptuous fabrics and even its very own kitchen and bathroom! A far cry from your common or garden camping experience, this tent, a genuine 'jaima' (that's bedouin tent to you and I), even boasts its own Alberca-style swimming pool.
Find out more
Geodesic dome
A Geodesic dome in Wales
Geodesic domes are cool. Curved, spherical tents which look both futuristic and oddly retro at the same time. The Fforest Farm near Cardigan boasts a range of unusual tents, from 'nomad' to 'bell' and 'threepi', but we love the dome the best. Each dome has its own outdoor fire area which you can use for barbecuing or regular cooking and in case it rains, there's an all-weather camp kitchen and dining area indoors too. Laze on a giant "lounging sack" and soak up that superb countryside. This is camping as nature intended!
Find out more
Wild Luxury in Norfolk
Enjoy an African-style safari on the North Norfolk coast at the Wild Luxury camp site, in Hunstanton. Get back to nature with miles of unspoiled countryside, with only the sound of birdsong and the distant munching of grazing sheep to disturb your dreams. These safari tents have kitchens with wood-burning stoves, sinks with taps, dining area, open-air veranda an even a hot camp shower! Bunkbeds are provided for little ones, and grown-ups can snuggle up in real beds on solid wood floors. There's even an organic food pantry stocked with delicious local goodies!
Find out more
Tipis at Wallett's Court hotel
Tipis in Dover
Just a few minutes away from Dover, in the heart of lush Kent countryside, you'll find Wallett's Court hotel and spa who have a secret luxury tipi tucked away in their gorgeous garden. Surprisingly spacious, the tipis have queen-sized beds with Siberian goose down duvets and real Lapland Reindeer skins for when those sunny days turn to chilly nights. Their wooden floors are made from reclaimed driftwood and you can keep the sustainable vibe going in the fine dining restaurant at the hotel. Just a quick wander through the woods, you'll find an on-site spa under the trees in a cosy cabin. Try a transformational hydrotherm massage - it's what camping really should be all about!
Find out more
Wigwams at Tiger Mountain
You can have a real native American experience on the fabulously-named Tiger Mountain ranch, Oklahoma, staying in a traditional teepee hand-crafted by Moses Little Bear, who is of Comanche, Cherokee and Chumash descent. Moses will teach you everything from tomahawk throwing to animal tracking so you can have a genuine taste of what it would have been like to really be a Native American living in the old west.
Find out more
Rasa Jaipur
Cube tents in India
When you think of India, thoughts of ultra-hip designer nomadic tents do not usually spring to mind, which is why we adore those super-cool 'cube' tents at Rasa Jaipur. Next to the walls of the historic Amer Fort, just on the outskirts of Jaipur, you'll find the 'tent hotel'; 40 futuristic 500sq ft canvas cubes, each with their own pavilion, private garden, bath, TV and well, pretty much all other mod cons. We're already saving...
Find out more
Curvy canvas in Botswana
Ever since we first read 'The Number One Ladies Detective Agency', we've wanted to visit Botswana. Now we know where we want to stay, the Okuti camp on the Maunachira River, right in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve. We love these curvy-canvas and wicker-woven tents. They are raised on teak decks with river-view balconies and private outdoor baths. Quirky and naturally cool.
Find out more

information click here 

No comments:

Post a Comment