For those who enjoy getting back to nature- but aren’t satisfied with pitching a pup tent and spending a fitful night in a sleeping bag- “elegant camping” was made for you. Now available at resorts across the globe, just imagine enjoying the tranquil sounds of nature from the depths of a luxury safari hut or a striped-silk canopy tent, and awakening to hand-made waffles and freshly squeezed OJ. Heaven! But for those committed to a slightly more authentic wilderness experience, even traditional-style tents are now coming in upgraded models.
Designed by Eureka, the first fully-powered model on the market is the N!ergy tent. This innovative tent can sleep up to 10 adults, and although weighing in at just under 40 lbs, comes outfitted with electrical sources for lighting, gadget recharging and even fans or heaters. Made of durable high-tech materials and easily converting to two rooms for privacy, the N!ergy tent is a innovative way to stay plugged in while experiencing the great outdoors.
And for a true luxury experience, the African company Exclusive Tents offers portable dwellings fit for royalty. The sprawling canvas Kambaku tent is more than 500 square feet, has three generously large rooms, and includes an elegant outdoor pavilion. The company even offers a range of classic teak and mahogany furniture to complete this most aristocratic take on camping.
But back to a more realistic portrait of North American-style luxury camping, with a top concern for any outdoors enthusiast. Even the most high-tech tent won’t suffice if you’re left sleeping on the hard, rocky ground, especially if you have a long day of hiking ahead of you! Offering the ultimate in comfort, manufacturer Aerobed has created an array of highly luxurious inflatable mattresses. The Aero Sport Weekender Bed stands more than 20″ high, and includes built-in pillows and inflates in just 3 minutes. Aero also makes a quite futuristic-looking inflatable chair.