Top 10 tented camps
This is camping as you've never known it: we've selected amazing camps from around the world, from wonderfully luxurious safari tents to canvas retreats by the ocean. You'll fall asleep close to the stars and a footstep from nature.
Abandon thoughts of damp canvas, cold nights and cramped spaces. Think king-size figwood beds, soft cushions and wool rugs. Crisp white linen, en suite bathrooms and delicious, freshly cooked suppers served on an open-air candlelit table amidst beautiful scenery. This is camping as you have never known it.
Set on a secluded island in the Flores Sea, Amanwanas luxury tents are nestled in their own desert island paradise. Enjoy renowned Aman service, amazing diving and lush forest surroundings.
Run by one of the ruling families of the Nimaj hunting estate, Chhatra Sagars luxurious tents are built on a 100 year-old dam with breathtaking views over the lake.
Enjoy an entirely customised experience through the tranquil wilderness of Wahiba Sands with Hud Hud Bespoke Luxury Camping. Pitch up at your private camp and enjoy this magical landscape lit up at night with candles and lanterns; a perfect setting for an intimate stay under the stars.
Pitched on the banks of the Mekong River, here you can get away from it all, enjoy delicious food, wines from the cellar, and the chance to be a Mahout for the day.
Set in the fascinating Galapagos Islands, this safari camp offers a chance to experience the islands renowned wildlife, from the iconic blue-footed booby to incredible giant tortoises.
From this intimate and romantic safari camp of just ten tented rooms you can experience spectacular wildlife and scenery on daily game drives, guided walks and sleep-out excursions. If you haven't had enough of the outdoors by the end of the day, luxuriate in a relaxing 'bush bath'.
Experience a delightful mix of culture, colours and comfort from this mobile safari camp of Mongolian-style yurts which move seasonally with the migration, ensuring spectacular game viewing all year round.
Located in the heart of the world-famous Maasai Mara, Naibor sits on the banks of the Talek River and offers unrivalled game viewing. The tents are refreshingly styled using light-coloured fabrics within an Arabic twist.
Sheltered in the sand dunes overlooking Ningaloo Reef, a stay at this remote tented camp is the best way to see this beautiful part of the world. Swim with whale sharks and manta rays, and stargaze in the clearest skies you will ever see.
View starry skies and desert expanses at The Serai in northern India. Only half an hour from Jaisalmer, this is the perfect way to experience a slower pace of life away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.