Selecting a tent

Selecting a tent is one of those things in life that tends to give you a bit of stress. Rooftop or ground? Canvas or Nylon? Big or small? All these things need consideration. 

When on Safari there are a few basics to think of:

  • We travel almost daily, so the tent must be easy to set and take down.
  • We do not want to spend hours with a tent on tour, so it must be quick.
  • The tent must be wide enough for two and long enough so that my head or feet does not touch the canvas
  • The tent must be strong.
  • Guarding against baboon damage, it is better to close your tent in daylight hours and open it only after dark.
  • One person must be able to open and close the tent to avoid “unpleasantries”.
  • You want to leave your bedding inside the tent.
  • A nice thick mattress is key.

The Bundutop Electric Tent ticks all these boxes, no need to look any further.

Bluerhino uses Bundutop

I do not have the time to “sukkel”. When we arrive in camp, I need to sort out the ablutions, get the fire going, fix a puncture or two in the convoy. Charge radio batteries, chat about the day with guests, get the food going etc etc. Setting my tent is at the bottom of the list, but it is not a concern. It takes 30 seconds and I can do it in pitch darkness. No pegs, no hammers, no ropes.

A tour guides perspective.