Safari tent holidays in the UK

Space, style and comfort under canvas, safari tents have it all.

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Coverack Camping

113 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · Cornwall, South West England
Traditional family camping near Coverack, with the promise of coast, countryside and Cornish ice cream
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£12
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Dernwood Farm Wild Camping

17 units · Glamping, Tents70 acres · East Sussex, South East England
Camping and glamping in Sussex meadows and woodlands
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£14
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Cattlestone Farm

36 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents60 acres · West Sussex, South East England
Friendly camping and glamping on a Sussex farm, with animals to meet, a pond to swim in, and the South Downs nearby.
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£35
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Cotswolds Glamping

3 units · Glamping12 acres · Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, South East England
Fun, laid-back, glamping that's ideal for groups, with silent discos and wood-fired hot tubs.
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£149
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The Lost Norfolk Brickyard

4 units · Glamping15 acres · Wells Next The Sea, England
Secluded camping in the semi-wilderness of a former brickyard, right next to Holkham Hall on the North Norfolk coast.
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£95
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Cobleland Campsite Limited

1 unit · Glamping7 acres · Scotland
Cobleland campsite sits on the banks of the River Forth in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, just 13 miles from Ben Lomond. Not only is it a remarkably natural site, Cobleland is also a treasure trove of outdoor pursuits. You'll be hard-pushed to find a more beautiful setting for your camping holiday than at Cobleland campsite with its well-tended pitches and truly serene, idyllic countryside atmosphere.
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£100
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Deer Barn Retreats

3 units · Glamping6 acres · Taunton, England
Dog-friendly glamping on the Somerset-Devon border
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£85
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Wild Luxury - Drove Orchards

1 unit · Glamping100 acres · England
The site's warm and cosy safari lodges at Drove Orchards are a 25 minute walk from the beautiful sandy beach at Holme Dunes. Set adjacent to a Wild Life centre in more than 350 acres of orchards, farmland and wild meadows. T Each of the safari lodges sleep two to six people and have their own and shower facilities - perfect for families. You'll find comfy beds, a toasty wood burner (for cooking and heating)y and everything else necessary for your stay, right down to the cutlery and utensils. Lodges have power so you can still enjoy all your home creature comforts. There is also a sundeck outside to relax and enjoy the countryside views. The well-known Drove Orchards Rural Market is just a few minutes walk from camp with a farm shop, fishmongers, Yurt restaurant, Eric's Fish and Chip restaurant, artisan shops, cycle hire and an ice cream parlour. The lovely North Norfolk coastal village of Thornham is just a 15 minute walk with the Lifeboat Inn and the Orange Tree. The well known Thornham Deli offers a restaurant and deli counter, perfect for planning a picnic. There are two sets of four lodges and a set of three lodges, all by themselves, which are perfect for larger groups of 12-18 guests. All lodges are well spaced. Thornham is within the Norfolk's coast 'Golden Triangle' with adjacent villages such as Brancaster, Burnham Market, Holkham, Sandringham and Old Hunstanton popular places to visit.
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£200
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Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping

53 units · Glamping, Tents500 acres · Hawick, Scottish Borders
Enchanting woodland campsite with some of the Scottish Borders' most stunning views
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£33
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Rocombe Valley Retreat

5 units · Glamping1 acre · Lower Rocombe, England
Glamping near the English Riviera, with wood-fired hot tubs and coarse fishing lakes
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£75
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Star Field Camping

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Kent, South East England
Off-grid camping and glamping in the High Weald of Kent with campfires, acres of space and a farm shop on site
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£25
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Rural Relaxing

22 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Market Harborough, Leicestershire, East Midlands
Family-friendly camping and glamping on the edge of Medbourne – a charming Leicestershire village with a pub, tea rooms and post office
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£25
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Safari Tent Glamping Sites in the UK, France and Europe

Bringing that out-of-Africa touch to foreign soils, safari tents are the perfect glamping set up for big family trips. Of all the glamping offerings it's usually safari tents that boast the most space, with room for several beds, huge living areas and wide verandas out front. Of course, there are plenty of safari tent glamping options out there, so we've been hand picking the best of the bunch and here you'll find our guide to the top glamping sites with safari tents in the UK, France and Europe. So now is the time to get outdoors and go on safari, even if you won't necessarily be seeing the animals!

What is a Safari Tent?

As the name suggests safari tents have their roots in, well, safari holidays! They have been used in Africa and across Asia for centuries and are well suited to hotter climates, offering light, airy canvas shelter that allow the breeze to pass through and keep things as cool as possible. On many safari tents you can roll back large areas of the canvas to open the place up to the elements, quite literally creating a room without any walls. They are also associated with the style of military tents and medical tents, owing to their long, wide, characteristic shape and large amount of interior space. Both in this military and medical use, as well as on safaris, one of the key features is the fact that the tents are easy to erect quickly, yet provide sturdy, solid structures and ample space. When it comes to glamping, the appeal is much the same (though the length of time the tent takes to put up is irrelevant since this is glamping... all that hard work is done for you!). It's easy to see why safari tents are popular: the beautiful, natural look of the wooden frame and taught canvas tent makes it the perfect choice for natural settings, but they are also extremely durable. It's the amount of space that safari tents afford, however, that is the real clincher. Inside, separate canvas curtains can divide the tent up into individual rooms, making them ideal for dividing living, cooking and sleeping quarters, while families love the fact that children can be put to bed early in a separate room. Throw in some luxury furnishings, a well-equipped kitchen, perhaps a hot-tub, towels and bathrobes and you've got yourself some seriously luxurious living!

Why Go Safari Tent Glamping?

As with all glamping, one of the great benefits is the fact that you don't have to buy or transport your own tent or camping equipment. But that's true of pods and yurts too. So what sets safari tents apart? Well, for families, safari tents are a pretty perfect glamping structure. Generally, safari tents offer far more space then almost every other type of glamping accommodation and interior canvas partitions allow them to be divided into separate rooms. This means you can put the kids away at 10pm but stay out in your living area for another couple of hours, chatting quietly and enjoying the stars. Many safari tents will also have a covered veranda or balcony area as well – perfect for a barbecue – while the most up-market tents may even have an en-suite bathroom attached to the back of the tent. In short, safari tents stand out as a large summery space, ideal for big groups and families. They're cool, spacious and luxurious. We love 'em!

Five Reasons We Love Safari Tents

  • Loads of space for families
  • Cool and airy, particularly when glamping on a hot summer's day
  • Individual rooms provides extra privacy
  • Per person accommodated, it's excellent value for money
  • The luxuries of glamping but still that under-canvas camping feel

Safari Tent Glamping in France and Europe

Glamping has grown hugely in popularity in recent years and glamping in France, in particular, has really taken off. If you're planning a trip to Europe then you've come to the right place. Here at Hipcamp we're always keeping on top of the latest camping and glamping trends are are constantly adding to our online collection of the greatest places to stay. Safari tents lend themselves perfectly to continental glamping, too, since they offer such a breezy, cool interior in the hotter climes of the south. There are plenty of safari tent glamping sites in France and a growing number in Spain, Italy and Portugal too. So, if your chasing the sun, make sure you check out our safari tent recommendations here on the Hipcamp website first.

We go glamping in safari tents because...

they're spacious and ideal for groups and families, with different rooms and individual areas. In colder climes you can zip up your bedroom and cosy away in a bunk, while in summer you can fold back the canvas doors, sit out on the veranda and soak up the sun with a barbecue or family picnic. Space is never an issue and, since you're still kipping under canvas and have instant access to the great outdoors, safari tents still offer those essential elements of the camping experience that make you want to go on holiday in the first place. It's camping without the faff and, once you throw in fully-equipped kitchens, king-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms, wood-burning stoves and a whole host of luxury furnishings, you quickly begin to realise how sleeping beneath the stars needn't be uncomfortable. Going glamping? A safari could be the perfect accommodation for you.

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Get under canvas in a safari tent and enjoy that out-of-Africa glamping feel with this collection of inspiring glamping sites in the UK, France and Europe. Every safari tent site has been specially selected by the award winning Hipcamp team.

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