Glamping is the urban dictionary slang for glamor camping, aka not really roughing it, but enjoying the outdoors in style. A trend that's growing in popularity with young urbanites to get back to their roots without completely abandoning creature comforts, glamping allows you to appreciate nature and sleep under the stars as if you were in a five-star resort.
Make the most of the long summer evenings at these rocking glam camps, many of which have electricity to keep you warm and cozy by the fire.
Paws Up Resort - Montana
Is there a better way to enjoy the great outdoors than with your own personal glamping butler to warm the s'mores and primp your linens? Enjoy electricity, a spacious deck, a private master bathroom, twice-daily housekeeping service, scrumptious meals prepared by a private chef, and your own personal camping staff to swat the mosquitoes away if you so need. Your accommodations include 3-6 bedroom tents set along the majestic backdrop of the Blackfoot River or Elk Creek in backwoods Montana. The honeymoon tent even includes a Jacuzzi. Oh-la-la.
4 Rivers Floating Lodge - Koh Kong
A truly off-the-beaten path float lodge in Cambodia, 4 Rivers is a memorable getaway as you are elevated onto a pontoon platform over the Tatai River and surrounded by 360 degrees of nature. With origins in the safari veldt of Africa's game parks, each of the 12 double and twin bed tented villas has a flat screen TV, minibar, wifi and DVD library, but you’ll want to spend your time out on the water via a kayak or boat trip down the river.
Serengeti Migration Camp - Tanzania
Rated #1 in East Africa by Conde Naste in the Reader's Choice category, this tastefully decorated camp emulates old word style. The split-level lounge, cigar bar, restaurant, sundecks and swimming pool are perched among the outcrops and overlook the vast and rugged landscapes that are home to the world's greatest mammal migration. Watch the wilderness from the comfort of your couch and you may never go back to TV again.
Hot Tub Safari - UK
Self-proclaimed "posh bedrooms with canvas walls," this adults only glamping resort is a true escape. Each tent has a private terrace with its own hot tub. Spend the afternoon soaking with a chilled bottle of fizz and then wander a few feet to the main house for drinks in the drawing room and dinner in the conservatory restaurant. It's like a real life game of Clue.
Teniqua Treetops - Western Cape
Positioned high on the foothills of the ancient Outeniqua mountain range in South Africa, these eco-friendly accommodations provide a safe canopy to experience a myriad of wild birds and game. On site and close to the homestead is a family braai (grill) area with table and seating and an indoor game room with exercise equipment and table tennis. Ideal for families and birding as over 50 species call the area home.