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Domestic bliss? New £6,000 a night glamping option for UK breaks 

Experiential and expedition travel brand Pelorus and glamping pioneer Camp Kerala have teamed up to offer new options for exclusive one-off camps in remote parts of the UK.

Camp Kerala at night
Camp Kerala at night

Looking to develop staycation opportunities while Brits are currently unable to travel easily overseas, the companies will now turn to creating luxury mobile tented camp experiences together, once domestic travel is viable again.


Camp Kerala started in 2005 and is perhaps best known for its ultra-luxury campsite at Glastonbury, set up each year as an exclusive hideaway during the festival, which has had to be cancelled this year.


Pelorus was set up in 2017 to offer private adventures for high-end travellers in some of the most remote places around the world, using the military expertise of founders Jimmy Carroll and Geordie Mackay-Lewis, who both served in the British Army.


Now the firms say they will “build every journey from scratch so that the camp will become a home away from home” for clients and their families.


“Whether it is a celebratory occasion or a family adventure, Pelorus’ aim is to build something truly extraordinary in travel,” Carroll said. “There is so much of these isles not being seen – we aim to show people what is out there, with the finest accommodation, dining and service to come home to. Camp Kerala certainly knows how to provide all of this, and one hell of a party.”

Scafell Pike could be explored from one of the remote camps
Scafell Pike could be explored from one of the remote camps

A four-night, five-day Camp Kerala and Pelorus experience starts from £24,000 per person, based on 10 guests travelling in five tents (minimum of five tents required).


This price includes Camp Kerala tented accommodation, all dining and drinks, a spa tent and treatments and five days of experiences on a bespoke basis.


The camps are set up with maharaja-style tents including proper beds on a stable hard wood floor, full dining service and set-up of a CK bar.


A bespoke series of activities and experiences will then also be organised by Pelorus, such as fishing, hikes, picnics at remote lochs, foraging, wild swimming, beach BBQs, paragliding, helicopter experiences, a RIB or yacht for a day, an adrenaline driving day and expert guides brought in for activities such as foraging, bird watching and survival skills.


Concepts are suggested in locations such as Dorset, Somerset, Yorkshire, Pembrokeshire and throughout Scotland, and guests will be able to choose to either stay in one location or move between multiple camps to explore more of the region.


The companies said the “ambitious and innovative venture will unlock exclusive experiences across the UK, previously not accessible to luxury travellers”.


“Camp Kerala brings luxury, elegance and revived energy to bucket-list events and experiences in extraordinary locations all over the world,” said Bert Broughton, director of Camp Kerala. “2020 has bought a new challenge, but with Pelorus as our partners we are creating some ground-breaking experiences to look forward to.”

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