The festive season is here, we are going glamping

By Kwame Akinyi

The festive season is here, we are going glamping

Honestly 2020 has been a rough year. This is something we all agree on, no debates. And even though the year is coming to an end, we are somehow grateful but cautious about the coming year. All the same, this should not stop us from unwinding and making the best out of this festive season.

If you are looking to get out into the world without sacrificing all the comfort from home, then glamping should be at the top of your list.

It has easily become a trend in the travel world over the past few years and most hotels and resorts are jumping aboard with aesthetically pleasing rooms and tents for an ultimate glamping experience.

Here are a few glamping sites you can find across the country

Segera Retreat

Luxury has no limit at Segera Retreat.

Located in the heart of Laikipia, the wildlife sanctuary and eco safari retreat aims to offer guests a magical experience in the wild.  The retreat offers four types of accommodations: A farmhouse, Segera house, Villa Segera and the garden villa which comprises of 6 garden villas.  The houses and villas have aesthetically pleasing layout ad interior décor which differs from most eco retreats layout.

Some of the activities that one can do while at the retreat include: game drives, wild picnics, outdoor cinema, gathering wild honey just to mention a few.

The retreat also boasts of well trained and experienced game drivers who are well versed with wild animals and the sanctuary at large.

Their current 2020 accommodation rates are US$ 1485 per person sharing per night during the low season and US$ 1760 per person sharing during the high season.                        

The rock and sea bubble ecolodge

When the sandy beaches call we have no choice but to listen.

If you are looking to try something new from the normal hotels and resorts at the coast, the rock and sea bubble ecolodge in Watamu promises to offer you an unforgettable experience.

The bubble lodges are not only bubble shaped but also fully made of glass offering you a new outdoor experience. Honestly, nothing seems exciting as sleeping in a glass bubble while admiring the beautiful well displayed stars in the sky.

The ecolodge also has an amazing panoramic restaurant built on a coral rock at over 40 metres above sea level.  

Some of the activities at the ecolodge include: snorkeling, sea diving, kayaking and kite surfing among other interesting activities.

The accommodation rates depend on the type of lodge or tent you select.

Entumoto safari camp

The private tented safari camp is title refers to meeting point in the Maa language. The title is inspired by the location of the camp where the plains meet the hills and where valleys come together.

Located in the hills of the Rift valley, Entumoto offers its guests breath taking views and sunsets over the Mara plains.

Some of the activities in the camp include, game drives, cultural trips, sundowners, open air bush meals and other interesting activities.

They are currently offering three nights for 2 for the rest of 2020. Most of their rates are tailored for all-inclusive deals.

Mara Explorer

Located in the very heart of Maasai Mara National Reserve, the 10 luxury tents offer guests prime views of the game as well as the yearly wildebeest migration which takes place between July and September.

Guests also get to see herds of elephants and rhinos from the luxury of their verandas.

The tents have been uniquely designed to open up to the sky and, on a deck on one side, a Victorian claws-foot bathtub which offers secluded open-air bathing – and a unique new perspective of the African bush.

Both the luxury twin tent and luxury double tents rate start from $610 all inclusive.