10 of the best glamping locations - 7. Shu’mata Camp, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
The ‘wow’ factor: Located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, deep in Masai country, in an area known by the tribes-people as South Amboseli, the surroundings are majestic. Bush savannah melts into the burgeoning slopes of that great mountain, towering upwards, through the clouds, into the perfectly blue skies of Africa. On a moonlit night, the glaciers
glisten like distant diamonds adding an extra sense of adventure and mystery. Taking a leaf from Hemingway, the large East African tents are pitched in a line atop a hill, from which the magnificent views can be seen in all directions.
Did you know? The savannah bush teems with wildlife, large herds of elephant, eland, zebra and wildebeest, oryx and both Grants and Thompson gazelles. Shu’mata, in Masai, means ‘heaven’.
Getting there: Steppestravel offers a nine-nights safari at the exclusive Shu’mata Camp, which includes two nights at Hatari Lodge, all transfers between Nairobi and Kilimanjaro
airports and the return flights for two from Heathrow for £4,200pp. The only expense
would be for alcoholic drinks and some activities.
Tel: 01285 880980