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Safari and tree tents at Low Wray

The large safari tent at Low Wray Campsite, Lake District
The large safari tent at Low Wray Campsite, Cumbria | © National Trust / Lee John Mann

Camping in a safari tent or tree tent is a great way to reconnect with nature without the hassle of bringing loads of gear and wrestling with pitching a tent. Admittedly it does rain in the Lake District from time to time, but if you’re cosy in a safari tent or bobbing gently in a tree tent with a crackling fire – who cares?

Tree tents

These canvas tents look like giant tree decorations but are well hidden in the woods. You'll climb a ladder to a wooden platform and find your little nesting box complete with cosy woodburner and seating which turns into a comfy double and one single bed.

You'll be safely suspended in the trees and when your adventurous day is done, you'll be able to gaze up at the little sky window and enjoy the stars though the canopy of leaves whilst being rocked gently to sleep by the breeze. This is a truly magical experience that you'll remember forever.

Woodland safari tents

We’ve now got a small collection of five safari tents tucked away in the tranquil woodland area of the campsite. Ideal for families, they offer bags of space to relax both inside and out. With lovely wooden decking, you can survey the rich carpet of bluebells in May or spend hours just listening to the twitter of birds from the comfort of your camp.

All tents are fully furnished and have a wood burner and a gas cooking stove. Mattresses are provided but you'll need to bring your own bedding and you might want to bring a torch to navigate the path to the loo (it all adds to the excitement).

The new larger tents are suitable for up to 6 people with screened compartments – they include two bedrooms, one with a king size bed, the other is a twin with the option of a cabin bed for children. The two smaller safari tents are open-plan and contain a double bed and 1 bunk bed.

When can we book the safari tents for?

Bookings can be made for a start day of Friday or Monday and must be for 3, 4, 7 or 14 days.


We now welcome dogs in two of our safari tents. If you would like this option, please choose the option for 'new large dog-friendly safari tents' when booking online.

Safari tent prices

You can get an exact quote for your holiday when you search your dates online but a 3 night stay in a medium safari starts at £300 in low season rising to £800 for a 7 night stay in a large safari tent during the high season.

Arrival times

To allow more time for our enhanced cleaning process, arrivals for all the Low Wray glamping units are from 4pm.

Log burner inside a safari tent at the Low Wray Campsite, Lake District
Post walk warm down | © Tiree Dawson
The two tree tents hanging in the woods at Low Wray Campsite

Tree tents at Low Wray 

A glamping experience you will never forget - spend the night snoozing alongside the owls at Low Wray.


What's in the safari tents? 

Here's a list of everything that we provide when you stay in a safari tent.

The fully accessible lake view glamping cabin at Low Wray Campsite, Cumbria

Accessible camping holidays in the Lake District 

For extra space and comfort, our fully accessible lake view glamping cabin can accommodate campers who use a wheelchair and their family or friends.

The interior of the tree tent at Low Wray Campsite, Lake District

Make a booking

By holidaying with us, you'll not just have a memorable experience, you'll be helping us protect places like the Lake District well into the future.