The term glamping was coined in the late XIX century by British explorers such as Gordon Laing, Verney Cameron and David Livingstone, who opened the doors of tourism to the African continent.
Glamping is the conjunction of the words “camping” and “glamour”. However, the origins of glamping go back to kings and kingdoms centuries ago, where the need to travel arose either to visit regions under their domain, to conquer new lands or lead their war armies.
Around the year 200 B.C., the ottomans already used the tents for cultural ceremonies and the first transportable tents were built for the comfort of the sultan during his travels.
The king´s tent was fully transportable and carried on the back of pack animals to his next destination with all the comfort and attractions of the palace.
The silk tissues, the embroidery, the carpets and the valuable furniture are Ottoman´s contributions to the concept of glamping as we know it today.
Today, glamping is a variation of nature tourism that offers the travelers a direct contact with the environment, without refusing to the comfort and well-being of the best hotels.