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Experiential travel resource, XO Private, to feature the world’s largest portfolio of high-end tented camps worldwide.

In its online portfolio of the most extraordinary travel experiences to be found on the planet, XO Private - recognized as the leading online resource for experiential travel – has announced to compile the world’s largest portfolio of high-end tented camps worldwide prior to this year’s end. With this form of accommodation enjoying a greater following than ever before because of the closer feeling to nature and their highly experiential character, many refreshingly new tented camps have recently appeared in wild and breathtakingly beautiful off the beaten track destinations. These stylish hideaways definitely bring new meaning to ‘glamping’ - the art of camping with all creature comforts included.

Expect a comprehensive collection of 100+ luxurious canvas escapes to join the XO Private portfolio shortly. What to expect is featured hereunder with a selection of some current XO Private favourites.

Dunton Hot Springs & Cresto Ranch
This authentic 19th century mining camp turned ‘ghost town’ tucked away in the heart of the San Juan mountains in southwestern Colorado offers a choice of 9 luxuriously appointed canvas tents and 12 cosy hand-hewn wood cabins surrounded by Aspen trees and aromatic Ponderosa pines. Garden of Eden meets romantic Wild West in this rural paradise with its hot springs, waterfall and two rivers set in 183 acres of virgin territory backed by dramatic snow-clad mountains. At guests’ disposal is a fabulous spa – once a Pony Express - and adventurous activities that include snowshoeing, heli-skiing, rock climbing, rafting and hiking, as well as archaeological trips deep into the desert. Although a seven hour drive from Denver International Airport, it’s a small price to pay for a taste of heaven in the hills.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Just an hour by seaplane from Vancouver International airport this deluxe retreat set on a wild and remote area of outstanding beauty on Vancouver Island, offers accommodation in 20 sumptuous Safari-style white canvas suite tents that include every modern luxury. Located in the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve zone – a UNESCO designated site – guests are offered gourmet cuisine of locally sourced natural ingredients and can enjoy activities such as kayaking, surfing and hiking.

Siwash Lake Ranch
Set in 80,000 acres of pristine ranch land amid the foothills of the Cariboo mountains in British Columbia, this intimate resort of 6 safari inspired tents and ranch house suites, is just 1.5 hours by float plane from Vancouver International Airport. Owned by a Canadian family, this private hideaway surrounded by magnificent lakes and dense forestland offers a five star organic dining experience and a warm and welcoming ambience. Famed for its ‘Synergy with Horses’ riding programme, guests can enjoy many outdoor pursuits including trout fishing, mountain biking and canoeing.

Jack’s Camp
Named after Jack Bousfield who set up camp in this wild and mesmerising area of Botswana back in the sixties while on a trapping expedition, this gem of a retreat is located deep in the Kalahari Desert. Situated close to the spectacular Makgadikgadi Pans - the world’s largest saltpans – it offers 10 elegantly furnished capacious tents in 1940’s East Africa safari style. When not exploring the many archaeological sites in the company of friendly meerkats or marvelling at the migration of wildebeests and zebras, guests can relax in a tented library and natural history museum or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool.

Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp
Hugged by giant granite boulders in an area of unparalleled natural beauty, this tented camp, one of Wolwedans' collection of encampments, lies at the core of the NamibRand Reserve in Southern Namibia. Four lavishly appointed tents accommodating 8 guests, look out onto magnificent dunes, grasslands and desert where guided walking safaris and drives are conducted by experienced local bushmen.

About XO Private
XO Private (http://www.xoprivate.com) is the one-stop online directory and resource featuring the world’s most unique forms of accommodation, genuine experience operators and leading destination specialists. The company also publishes The Private Collection series of utterly luxurious, large-format coffee tables books that have developed into collector’s items for the most discerning of travellers worldwide.

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