Safari Tents – 12 most frequently asked questions

Do you need planning for Safari Tents?

Yes you do, and we always recommend that you speak with your local planning office since the planning laws vary a great deal from one authority to the next. There are also licences and Public Health issues you will need to be aware of for glamping. There are many organisations that can help with the planning process such as or contact us and we can provide more details.

We are here to support the process and can provide you with a variety of full CAD details, interior plans, images, master planning and fabric samples to support your application.

What kind of base do Safari Tents need?

The tents are installed onto a wooden deck which goes into the ground on posts. Bases can be elevated if there is a slope to consider. Our bases are made from exterior grade pressure treated timber decking. Some clients wish to build their own deck so we will supply you with decking plans dependant on the size of tent you are installing. But, of course our fully qualified installation team can install the base for you.

What is the expected life of a Safari Tent?

Depending on use and if the tents are well cared for they should last in excess of 10 years. The frames of the Safari Tents wooden with galvanised steel brackets and so will last many, many years indeed. We use Tencate Canvas ( which is the best canvas you can buy and completely fire retardant. Of course, accidents do happen and so it is likely you will replace the occasional wall throughout the life of the tents or perhaps have the odd zip or window repaired. We have designed our tents so that they are as maintenance free as possible. We have added a removable front panel so that if the zip is damaged in any way we can just replace the front panel very quickly! We have also added removable zipped windows. The environment will also play a part in how long the covers will last and how well the tents are prepared for the winters.

Are Safari Tents all year round?

Yes— our safari tents are designed and manufactured with materials designed for year-round outdoor use and are intended to be in place year round. However, most Glamping Sites and Holiday Parks open mid March and close at then end of October due to demand for Glamping being quite low during the autumn/winter months.

You can add Wood burners and underfloor heating to our Safari Tents to extend the season for guests.

You do not have to take our Safari Tents down, they can be left up all year round.

Do Safari Tents offer a good return on investment?

In comparison to most other Glamping Units, Safari Tents offer a fabulous return on investment. With nightly rates ranging from £150 per night up to £300 per night depending on location and experience. So, return on investment can be within season one. This still offers good value to families as some of our Safari Tents sleep up to 8 people.

Does Glamping Innovations offer furnishings for the Safari Tents?

Yes, we offer a full furniture package for the Safari Tents. All of our furniture is made from recycled scaffolding board so is fully sustainable and FSC certified. Our furniture is also very robust so will last many many years. We can also install wooden walls and sliding doors to create bathrooms and bedrooms or canvas dividers if preferred. We work with wood burning stove manufacturers and all installations are HEATAS signed off. If you would like to consider bespoke options for the interior of your Safari Tent then we will work with you to create something very special.

Does Glamping Innovations offer an installation service?

Yes, we offer a full turn key installation service including plumbing, electrical installation and underfloor heating installation. We can do as much or as little as you want. Our install team will work with you and make sure you are totally happy during every step of the process. Once you have placed your order, we will arrange a pre installation technical site visit to make sure that we understand exactly what your requirements are so that there are no unexpected surprises!

How big is the range of Safari Tents from Glamping Innovations?

We offer tents that sleep just two people up to tents that will sleep up to 8 people. We have 3 different models and various layouts. So if you looking to target the couples market or the family market we will have the right size Safari Tent to suit your requirements.

Can Safari Tents be off grid?

Yes, Safari tents can be run off grid. Water supply is essential but electricity can be supplied through either solar panels or batteries which you charge up and can easily be replaced when empty

For gas supply, we recommend using an LPG gas boiler and if you want to avoid installing septic/treatment plants then there are various options for composting toilets, chemical toilets and even incinerator toilets!

Can bathroom be installed in Safari Tents?

Of course, in fact most clients now install bathrooms in the Safari Tents. We supply a bathroom package which includes everything you need and can install these for you. A bathroom adds a luxury feel to the Safari Tents and allows you to charge top dollar!

What is the cost of a Safari Tent?

Our range varies from £2,500 for our Junior 18 up to £8000 for our larger models. You then need to add a base, interior walls or canvas, bathroom and furniture. A fully furnished tent with bathroom that will sleep 6 people is around £20K

What is the warranty on Glamping Innovations Safari Tents?

We offer a two year manufacturers warranty on all of our models. We also offer a full maintenance service if your tents get damaged in any way.

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