I am obsessed with Glamping. For those of you out of the loop, that is Glamorous Camping (I think I worked at Grazia for too long!). I have my own twist on the definition, and it lies somewhere between Safari Style & English Raj campaign furniture.
I must admit I am in Rajasthan at present so the whole colonialism, trophy hunting thing is very much at the forefront! I recently bought this canvas camp bed that folds, collapses & accordions into itself with speed & efficiency (you only get your fingers caught once!). Now I'm crazy to live in a safari tent (in a sydney garden waterfront please) on a mosquito netted camp bed with G&T served at 5 o'clock.
Visit the colonial mansion, Giraffe Manor in the Lang'ata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, or Kit Kemp's favourite place Jao Camp in Okavango Delta, Botswana, where you stay in a handcrafted, canvas & thatched tent surrounded by vast, open floodplains and African forest.
Above all else, when you are in need of your riding jodphurs, canvas gun case, folding writing table or safari hat, pop in to F. M. Allen on Madison Ave, NYC. They will supply all you need & design a bespoke African safari trip for you at the same time.
26, Jan 2011