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3 ways Glamping is different than camping

What is glamping?

Glamping is another name for luxury camping and is derived from "Glamorous camping". When people camp Glamping-style they have accommodations that are much more glamorous than the normal accommodations found inside your tent. Think of it as camping in a tent but prettied up.

Glamping is a great opportunity to enjoy the fresh air, immerse yourself in your nature-filled surroundings, unplug from tiring city life, get away from the daily noise of the city to the quiet sounds of nature and birds in the woods. It’s kind of like renting a nice hotel room only this time, you would have unlimited access to nature.

At Melanated Campout, we offer an enjoyable camping experience for everyone, glampers included. Checkout our glamping package.

How Glamping got it’s start

Now you may think glamping is a modern invention, however, glamping began in the early 1900s when rich American and European travelers who didn't want to give up the comforts of their homes started to go on safari in Africa. Soon enough safari camps began to offer upscale options to suit their needs and since then glamping has been growing more and more popular.

The difference between camping and glamping can be summed up in the following ways:

1. Accommodations

Camping- Tent placed directly on the ground with basic lighting and scant decor.

Glamping- If it’s a permanent glamping site, it may be a tent placed on a raised platform.  Even if not, the accommodations within the tent will be beyond the basic. For example, a chandelier vs a basic light.  And the inclusion of a rug, hamper, comforter, pillows, and nice decor.

2. The sleeping options

Camping- Sleeping bags.

Glamping- No sleeping bag zone. Air mattress at the very least.

For more information on sleeping options while camping, check out our previous blog.

3. The restroom & bathing

Camping- People that go camping the traditional way usually have to make use of the forest for easing themselves.

Glamping- When you glamp, you can have a portable toilet and even a pop-up tent so you can go in private. That pop-up tent can also accommodate a shower.

Of course, at Melanated Campout, we are on a campground. So you will have access to both hot showers and clean restroom facilities.

Haven’t heard of Melanated Campout yet? Well, check it out, it’s an African American camping event full of adventure, relaxation, and activities. In fact, it’s the largest Campout East of the Mississippi!

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