If you are haunted by memories of disappointing campsites and nights spent huddled under damp canvas don't despair - we've hand-picked a selection of the most magical and luxurious 'glamping' experiences in the world, from pop-up mobile safari camps in Botswana that let you follow the wildlife to impossibly cool design tents in Chile ideal for star-gazing and grown-up tented stays among the sands and dunes of Oman that let you feel like the last people on the planet, while still enjoying an incredible level of service and style.
Desert Nights Camp, Oman
Rub your magic lamp; hop on your magic carpet, and spirit yourself away to the luxurious Desert Nights Camp in Oman. Couples and kids will absolutely love this Aladdin-style adventure which takes you deep into the heart of Oman’s Wahiba Sands desert, where you’ll stop off at a shimmering oasis for a cooling dip, before you spend a night under the stars at this opulent and evocative camp.
Combine this with the glittering mosques of Muscat, and Ali Baba-esque caves in the Green Mountains, and you’ve got an unforgettable trip for two or even a matchless family adventure in Oman.
Mobile Camping Safari, Botswana
With nothing but canvas and the flicker of storm-lanterns between you and Botswana’s pristine bush, this is the ultimate wilderness safari. On your mobile camping adventure, you’ll stay in seriously comfortable tents, and making up a group of just six guests in total, you’ll encounter some of the most breathtaking game in Africa as you venture into the Okavango Delta, and hop over to Zambia to witness the magnificent Victoria Falls.
Feel your spine tingle as you hear whooping hyena and lions roaring long into the night on our Luxury Camping Safari.
Elqui Domos, Chile
For a galactic glamping adventure, the impossibly cool Elqui Domos in Chile’s Elqui Valley are guaranteed to blow your mind. Get ready to star-gaze beneath THE clearest night skies in the world: nestling up in your geodesic domed tent, which has its own telescope and a James Bond style retractable roof. Meanwhile, for serious astronomers, you’ll have four scientific observatories nearby, including the famous Mamalluca.
Take a look at this Stargazing trip through northern Chile, where you'll stay at Elqui Domos and witness the extra-terrestrial landscapes of the Atacama Desert.
To add an unforgettable twist to your California road-trip, take a detour on the breathtaking Highway One coastal road, and spend a night or two at the quirky glamping retreat, the Treebones Resort. Sitting on a cliff-top, and with breathtaking views over the glittering pacific, this the place to get back to nature, and ape the chilled-out Californians as you wake up with morning yoga and surfing.
Though this photo scarcely does Amanwana justice, you can just make out the luxury tents peeking between the trees on the Indonesian island of Moyo, and with the crystal clear waters of the Flores Sea just a few steps away. As you’d expect of an Aman resort, the tents themselves are ultra-luxurious, but the real treat here is waking up to the rustles and chatterings of the protected rainforest reserve, before wading into the Flores Sea and snorkelling the 40 foot reef wall which lies just opposite the camp.