Let’s Go Glamping

A fusion of glamour and camping, glamping is the answer to the all-important question of how you experience the untamed and completely unique parts of the world without having to sacrifice creature comforts.

The glamping movement is growing, especially in Africa, and it is showing no signs of slowing down. We take a look at four African glamping destinations to add to your bucket list.



Known as one of the best safari destinations in Africa, Tanzania is a wildlife lover’s dream.

Home to the famed Serengeti and the wildebeest migration Tanzania boasts safari lodges perfect for the glamping experience.

Some popular picks include Selous Game Reserve, Sanctuary Swala, Chada Katavi and Serengeti Safari Camp.

Getting There: SAA Flies directly to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.



Savannah sunsets, snow-capped mountains, palm-fringed coastlines and dense forests. Kenya quite literally has it all.

Home to the Masai Mara and wildebeest and zebra migrations Kenya offers travellers a truly unique experience which is why it’s perfect for a little glamping expedition.

Not sure where to go? Try the Lewa Safari Camp, Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp and Sala’s Camp.

Getting There: SAA Flies directly to Nairobi In Kenya.


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If exploring remote mesmerizing wilderness sounds like a dream holiday, Zambia is the destination for you.

From canoeing down a wide placid river to rafting through raging rapids near the world-famous Victoria Falls Zambia has plenty of experiences to offer the adventure seeker.

And did we mention the luxury glamping lodges? Check out Kakuli Camp, Chongwe River Camp and Chiawa Camp.

Getting There: SAA Flies directly to Livingstone and Ndola in Zambia.

South Africa

South Africa’s diverse geography and climate. The country offers everything from lush tropical coastlines to lofty forested mountains and arid desert and the animal population is just as varied as the terrain.

Popular with international tourists, there is no shortage of glamping spots in South Africa.

Check out Tamboti, Pafari River Camp, B’sorah Luxury Tented Camp, Village d’Afrique and Honey Bee Suite.

Wherever you decide to go, let SAA get you there. Book your tickets today!