Mukota, snuggles into the corner of this wild flower meadow, with the brook running beside.
The view from your deck, plenty of room for rounders, football or just watching the wildlife.
Perfect relaxation.
This fabulous African-themed tent has plenty of space and wait until you see the en-suite!
Glamping at its very best.
Plenty of space and luxury for your glamping adventure and a cosy wood burner for chilly evenings.
The kitchen has a gas hob, hot running water a fridge and a freezer for essential ice and holiday treats.
The super comfy 5 foot bed beckons after a day of fresh air.
Tthe 'master' bedroom.
The twin room has 3 foot beds to fall into at the end of a fun-packed day.
From the main living area, through to the bedrooms.
This quirky en suite surprise, is in a former horse box!
The spacious shower and toilet are behind the tent, with an overhead canopy.
This unique shower room is behind the bedrooms.
The perfect inside/outside space for the whole family to enjoy.
This fabulous drawing depicts the breed of indigenous African pig from the Mukota region of Zimbabwe, after which the tent is named.
Plenty of logs to keep the wood burner going.
You can boil your kettle on the gas hob or on the wood-fired range.
Fun and fabulous details give this tent its African feel.
So much care and attention has gone into providing all that you need for a truly wonderful glamping holiday.
Comfort is not compromised in any way.
All welcome at Mukota including your beloved dog.
Al fresco cooking and maybe the odd toasted marshmallow?
This sign marks your journey's end and the beginning of your holiday.
The Coppleridge Inn is the nearest pub, a pleasant walk through tracks and lanes.
The beautiful lake and gardens at the National Trust's Stourhead House is nearby.
Magnificent Prehistoric Stonehenge is a 40 minute drive, (photograph copyright English Heritage).
Imposing Corfe Castle dominates the pretty village of Corfe.
From the Isle of Purbeck, looking back across Poole Harbour and Bournemouth Bay.

Mukota Safari Tent


1.4 miles N of Shaftesbury / Sleeps 4 + cot

7 Nights from £394 - £985

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Benett Arms Semley (2 ½ miles)

Dating back to the seventeenth century, this pub is centrally located in the village in beautiful countryside. Food is traditional pub grub and reasonably priced with outside seating on the village green opposite.

Nearest beach

Rockley Sands Beach (23 miles)

Rockley Sands beach in Poole is a small sand and mud beach, with facilities including a cafe, shop, toilets, equipment hire and parking. There is also disabled access and the beach is dog-friendly all year. Swimming at low tide should not be attempted due to strong currents.

Nearest walk

Shaftesbury Round Walk (1 ½ miles)

Courtesy of the website this walk starts in Shaftesbury and takes in the ancient woodland site of Kingsettle Wood. This particular walk is about seven and a half miles long and medium difficulty.

Nearest town

Shaftesbury (1 ½ miles)

Another famous haunt of the novelist Thomas Hardy, Shaftesbury has some of England’s most fascinating architecture, including the famous cobbled street of Gold’s Hill and the ruins of the abbey which date back to 888AD. The town sits at the top of a hill with panoramic views in every direction over Dorset and Wiltshire. Despite its glorious position and the beauty of its buildings and streets, Shaftesbury remains unspoilt by tourism.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hill October 2013

Really worth a visit

We thought this would be more 'touristy' with the attraction of the Gold Hill. We stayed nearby and could have enjoyed pottering into Shaftesbury everyday. Turnbulls Deli and Cheese shop is amazing. (bring deep pockets). There are lots of cafes and independent clothes, gift shops and galleries to dip into. We didn't even get time to go to the Abbey but there are some fantastic views across the vale in the park area next to the Abbey entrance. A really friendly small market town, which even has an excellent curry house (Chutneys) which was an unexpected bonus.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Vesey-Wells November 2011

Shaftesbury is a lovely little town with an excellant bakery and nearby Hovis hill (Gold Hill)

Also nearby

Stourhead (7 ½ miles)

World famous landscaped gardens with a magnificent lake as centrepiece. Certainly worth a visit to see the classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare, exotic trees. Why not combine a walk around the garden with a visit to the house, restaurant and shop with opening time information available on their Web site.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe October 2014


This is the most beautiful place you can imagine - the walk around the lake, dropping into the various buildings and grottoes, is breathtaking. All I can say is you really must visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Merriman September 2013


A wonderful must in Dorset. Great gardens and interesting house. Well worth a visit.

Chutney's Restaurant (1 ½ miles)

A well established Indian restaurant serving both traditional and contemporary cuisine. A take-away service is available and booking is recommended.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hicks August 2014

Hidden gem

Definitely worth a visit, gets very busy at weekends so go early! Plenty of choice on the menu, beautifully cooked chef's specials, polite service, just what you need. My husband ordered 'off menu' and they were happy to oblige.

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show (1 mile)

An action packed day for all from 8.30am when the doors open until 6.30pm. All the usual traditional show shenanigans plus loads of additional events. See their Website for location and dates.

The Heavy Horse Show and Country Fair (1 mile)

This annual show normally takes place on the last weekend of September and is host to the West of England in Hand and Harness Championships plus lots of trade stands, crafts, activities and displays. Check their Website for dates and times.

The Artisans Bakery (1 ¼ miles)

A real gem of a find, set in the heart of Shaftesbury, just off the high street. A beautiful old building with stone floors and huge fireplace with a great range of bread and a cafe. The loaves look amazing - perfect for sitting around with cheese and wine and pulling off chunks.

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