Glamping is a contractive combination of the words ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’. As might be expected, it refers to a style of camping that includes access to luxury amenities and resort-style services. In a nutshell, it would embrace a range of luxury concierge glamping services. It is particularly popular with 21st-century tourists seeking the comfort of hotel accommodation alongside the escapism and adventure recreation of the ‘Great Outdoors’.
In Africa, glamping is often associated with wildlife resources, offering opportunities to experience the continent’s magnificent animals in their natural setting while residing, oneself, in a full-service natural setting. In addition, glamping lends itself, particularly, to indigenous cultural excursions or ecotourism.