The new trend of combining camping facilities with luxury features in secluded natural environments is known as glamping, aka. “glamorous camping”.

When you make a trip to Africa, it’s clear that you’re winning at life when you have the chance to combine nature and luxury in one experience.

As the glamping trend continues, more travelers are choosing to ditch the 5 star hotels and opt for 5-star… tents instead!

So because of this, we thought it would be helpful to put together a list of the top spots to go glamping in Africa.

This way, you can have the best of both worlds on your next safari!

Anyone care for a glass of champagne under the Tanzanian stars?

Glamping in Africa: 10 Luxury Tents You Won’t Want To Leave

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Have you ever thought about glamping, aka. glamorous camping in Africa? Imagine sleeping in the wild, surrounded by elephants, zebras and giraffes, except doing it in total luxury... Glamping in Africa will be the cherry on top of your already awe-inspiring safari experience. If luxury camping intrigues you, read through our list of 10 stunning African tented camps to get inspired and start planning your own glamping trip to Africa. Click through to read now...


10. Ali & Sara’s Desert Palace, Morocco

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Ali & Sara’s Desert Palace is nestled within the sand dunes of southern Morocco.

Here the traditional Berber spirit carries strong. It’s personified in the kindness of the staff, a close connection to nature and a propensity for playing music by the fire.

Many guests said the on-site restaurant served the best food that they had tried while in Morocco, and that the only problem was that they served too much.

Furthermore, camel treks can be arranged for those who want to explore the surrounding dunes.

Prices start from just $130, half board.

Ready to go glamping in Morocco? To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.

9. Asanja Africa, Tanzania

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Set against the spectacular scenery of the Serengeti, Asanja Africa is a 5-star destination for glamping in Tanzania.

Every tent includes a private veranda with views over the expansive Serengeti plains. Not only that, each one represents a different Maasai Ceremony with its own beautiful unique style.

During your stay, the staff are happy to arrange bird watching excursions, balloon safaris, and visits to a nearby Massai village.

Prices start from $549, full board.

Ready to go glamping in Tanzania? To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.

8. Kapama Buffalo Camp, South Africa

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Located in the greater Kruger Park area within the Kapama Private Game Reserve, Kapama Buffalo Camp is a luxury tented camp which combines old world charm with contemporary design.

Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, except taken up a few levels in terms of comfort and indulgence, Buffalo Camp offers the ultimate glamping experience.

Built from natural stone and wood, with accent colours of deep red and gold, Buffalo Camp’s luxury tents sit on elevated wooden decks which are built on a riverbank, with a seasonal river below.

Inside your luxury tent you’ll be spoilt with wooden floors, leather and dark wood furniture, a minibar, a Nespresso machine and a lock-up safe.

In the dry season, you’ll enjoy sitting on your wooden deck watching antelope use the parched river passage as a pathway to search for grazing.

You can enjoy a delicious à la carte breakfast or lunch under a thatch canopy as well as dinner around an open fire.

For when you’re feeling active, staff at Kapama Buffalo Camp can arrange open-roof safari’s and you also have access to fitness facilities at a nearby lodge.

For when you’re feeling relaxed, you can chill out by the pool, which has views into the forest canopy, or you can access the spa at a nearby lodge.

Prices start from $539, full board.

Ready to go glamping in South Africa? To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.

7. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Uganda

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Tucked away beside the placid waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary has created a home for 49 orphaned chimpanzees.

Visitors have the chance to interact with the chimps on either day or overnight trips.

Furthermore, they offer luxury tent camping with a balcony, private bathroom and a kitchen and dining area.

This is a truly one off experience in which combines luxury, yet eco-friendly camping with the opportunity to care for rescued chimpanzees.

Prices start from $676, including breakfast.

Ready to go glamping in Uganda? To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.

6. Mara Explorer Tented Camp, Kenya

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The Mara Explorer Tented Camp sits in the centre of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

The luxury tents feature tasteful, hand-made mahogany furniture and private bathrooms with beautiful bathtubs for cooling off from the day’s exciting activities.

The local beers and wines provided to guests along with bush dinners and breakfasts consistently satisfy and exceed expectations.

Prices start from $495, full board.

Ready to go glamping in Kenya? To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.

5. Sindabezi Island Camp, Zambia

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Sindabezi Island Camp overlooks the serene Zambezi river and is the only luxury camp in which Victoria Falls can be comfortably explored from.

Here you can soak in the hot tub with a glass of sparkling wine while all your worries melt away into the beautiful natural surroundings.

There’s a delicious on-site restaurant and bar for socialising when you feel like having some fun.

Take the time to explore the still waterways by canoe and go on at least one river fishing adventure.

Prices start from $520, breakfast included.

Ready to go glamping in Zambia? To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.

4. Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge, Namibia

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The Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge overlooks the wetland area of Nkasa Lupala National Park.

Nkasa Lupala National Park is teeming with life, including birds and large mammals, which can be spotted from this top-rated luxury camping location.

Complimentary breakfast and dinner are served at a spectacular restaurant where you can overlook the vast wetlands as you eat.

The staff at Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge are happy to organise a safari tour where you are likely to see wildlife such as elephants and water buffalo.

Prices start from $125, half board.

Ready to go glamping in Namibia? To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.

3. Kam Kam Dunes, Morocco

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Kam Kam Dunes sits in the village of Merzouga, which is principally known for its isolated Berber culture and camel safaris.

The garden and terrace here make the perfect settings for star-gazing into the clear Moroccan night skies.

Popular for skiing and biking, the staff are happy to arrange adventure tours into the dunes for you.

While you’re here, take the time to spoil yourself in your private bathtub or indulge in a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant.

Prices start from $118, breakfast included.

Ready to go glamping in Morocco? To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.

2. Gorah Elephant Camp, South Africa

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Situated in the Addo Elephant National Park, the 5-star Gorah Elephant Camp features stunning luxury tents with expansive panoramic views.

When you step inside, you’ll find luscious interior furniture and quality facilities for making coffee and tea.

The central restaurant offers gourmet African cuisine and High Tea is served every afternoon.

To relax, guests often spend their hours stretched out beside the pool, soaking up the South African sun.

Prices start from $715, full board.

Ready to go glamping in South Africa? To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.

1.Crater Forest Tented Camp, Tanzania

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Located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area which is situated in the Ngorongoro Crater rim valley, Crater Forest Tented Camp offers guests unparalleled access to the crater.

Home to a large variety of wildlife including zebras, buffalo, warthogs, wildebeest, hippos, elephants, lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and leopards, Ngorongoro is sure to give you one of the most unique and memorable experiences on your life.

Before you set out on a morning crater safari, you can enjoy a delicious meal at Crater Forest’s on-site restaurant, or you can choose to take their packed lunch option and eat on the go.

Each of the ten luxury safari tents at Crater Forest come with their own en-suite and front porch, where you can relax with a morning coffee and biscuits.

Also inside your luxury tent is a comfortable bed, clothes hanging space, powerpoints and a hairdryer.

This is a safari camp which not only boasts stunning accommodation, but also offers guests access to incredible natural beauty.

Prices start from $318, half board.

Ready to go glamping in Tanzania? To see more images and compare the best prices, go here.

Glamping In Africa Conclusion

So, did I convince you to make your next holiday a glamping trip to Africa?

If not, have another look because seriously, this is the stuff dreams are made of!

Glam camping is a totally unique way to enjoy secluded natural environments in Africa and indulge in absolute luxury at the very same time.

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking through these African glamping resorts and now have a better idea of what luxury camping options are out there.

Here’s to you having the best experience of your life when you take the leap and go glamping in Africa!


Over to you! Leave your answers in the comments section below…

  • Have you ever been glamping in Africa? How was your experience? Are there some other accommodation options that you would you recommend?

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Hannah is an Australian nomad and the Founding Editor of StoryV Travel & Lifestyle. After finishing her studies in Business Administration Hannah took off to Thailand with her father for a life-changing volunteer experience that shaped the way her future panned out. The day she returned home she took up 3 jobs and booked her next ticket out. 3 months later she had quit the rat race completely and was off to Thailand once more - this time, on her own. Little did she know, that solo adventure would lead her to meet the love of her life and go on to explore the rest of the world as a digital nomad. With a thirst for experiencing unfamiliar cultures in exotic destinations around the world, Hannah most enjoys chasing sunsets, lazing on tropical beaches and getting lost among a myriad of crooked buildings and small alleyways. Follow her adventures on Twitter and Facebook!