Investing in glamping: 5 reasons why!

YALA luxury canvas lodges
3 min readMay 8, 2022

The term glamping needs no explanation anymore. Glamping or luxury camping offers unique experiences with versatile accommodation in unexpected locations. The skyrocketing popularity of this type of holiday, makes glamping tents a sound investment. How is it that safari tents provide such a solid return on investment? Read on because we have listed the 5 most fundamental reasons.

Sunshine glamping tent
Sunshine glamping tent

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1. The popularity of glamping

Glamping is originally from South Africa and has since conquered the world. Especially in Europe, glamping is a raging success, although all over the world more and more holidaymakers are enjoying luxury close to nature. It seems that this growth in popularity is unlikely to end any time soon. Economists and trend forecasters even expect continued success and a market value of $5.41 billion by 2028. Investing in glamping tents allows you to take advantage of this huge market with great potential.

Sparkle glamping tent
Sparkle glamping tent

2. Suitable for every guest

Glamping tents come in many shapes and sizes, ensuring a comfortable stay for every guest. They are ideal for families, groups of friends, couples, hikers and cyclists — everyone will enjoy a relaxing stay in a glamping tent. We offer our most popular glamping lodges in multiple sizes and layouts to create the perfect glamping tent for your target group. Discover our compact Comet, traditional Sunshine, versatile Dreamer or luxurious Stardust.

3. It is a unique experience!

Glamping is capturing the hearts of holidaymakers because it delivers an extraordinary experience. A stay under the stars with all the comforts of home, that is the promise of canvas lodges. Safari tents provide guests with luxury, privacy and space, in close proximity to nature. This results in a totally different experience compared to traditional camping or a stay in a hotel. Glamping can enhance the experience and is not only perfect for campsites but also for resorts, wine estates and water sports centres.

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4. Maximum ROI

An important part of investing in glamping tents is to understand the costs and the return on investment. To keep it simple, we at YALA, offer a 2-to-2.5-year payback period on all our canvas lodges. For example, our Comet safari tent costs approximately € 14,000, which you can rent out for 700 to 800 euros per week. Based on a high season of 10 weeks, the payback period is about 2 years. Our Sunshine 49 demonstrates a similar calculation: with a cost of € 27,000 and a rental price of 1,100 to 1,200 euros per week, you will earn back your investment within 2.5 years given the same 10-week season. Moreover, YALA lodges have a proven lifespan of 8 to 10 years with minimal maintenance. This allows you to make the most of your investment.

5. Greener than other types of accommodation

The ever-increasing popularity of glamping is partly due to another trend: sustainable travel. There is a lot of demand for staycations and holidaymakers seek greener accommodations. Investing in glamping tents can help you attract holidaymakers looking for an unforgettable experience, closer to home. Furthermore, canvas glamping lodges are a more environmentally friendly alternative compared to hotels, condos or bungalows. The canvas glamping lodges can be built and removed without damaging or disturbing the environment.

Are you aiming to create a zero-footprint glamping site? We would love to help you with innovative concept development designs or personal advice to help make your glamping site greener.

Do you want to know more about our safari tents or can you need a little help at convincing? Please contact us now, we are happy to help you! It is also possible to make an appointment and visit our showroom! You can also take a look inside our showroom online and get inspired by our products.



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