safari tent

Luxury camping with stunning views across Loch Ken from our latest glamping addition.

safari tent

camp in style

A perfect mix of getting back to basics with the little luxuries that make all the difference.

safari tent

what's included

The Safari tent comes with rustic, hand crafted furniture, two bedrooms and a seperate living area with basic catering facilities

safari tent inside

a good nights sleep

Leave the air mattress behind and get a sound nights sleep in a rustic double bed and tripple bunk

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book online below or call us on 01556 502 011

things to do activities

Start your action packed adventure today! Whether you want to try your hand at climbing, learn to windsurf or want to book a whole adventure week there's a huge range of exciting activities available.

Check out our activities page to see what there is to do and contact us if you'd like to speak to someone.

mountain bike

If you're into mountain biking then you've come to the right place! Dumfries and Galloway is home to world renowned mountain bike trails and the 7 stanes provides trails to suit all abilities. Galloway Activity Centre is in a central location with easy access to popular 7 stanes venues so with on site bike storage, a bike rack and hose and an eclectic mix of accommodation options there's no better base for you mountain bike holiday!

Bike hire is available from the centre and we have a range of popular mountain bike options including instructor led night rides and ferry's across the loch to wonderful mountain bike trails in the Galloway Forest Park.

Things to do dark sky park

The 75,000 hectare Galloway Forrest Park is the first area in the U.K. to be awarded Dark Sky status. The extremely low levels of light pollution make ideal conditions for night gazers and star spotters.

Nestled on the edge of the Dark Sky Park the Accommodation at Galloway Activity Centre is the perfect base for anyone keen to enjoy the night sky at it's best. We've had a number of astronomical societies book into our bunkhouse during the winter months to set up their equipment and anyone staying in our eco bothies will be able to make use of the supplied telescope.

things to do red kites

A trip to Loch Ken wouldn't be complete without a Red Kite flying overhead and exploring the Red Kite trail is time well spent.

The Red Kites were successfully re-introduced to Loch Ken and they're regularly seen soarking over head. The Galloway Kite Trail runs anti-clockwise around the Loch with various points of interest along the way. One of the popular spots to visit it the Hidden Cages - the site of the original re-introduction site and you can travel there with bikes hired from the centre.

There At around 2pm every day the Kites get fed at Bellymack Farm, it's not to be missed and sometimes over 100 kites can be seen feeding.

Head down to reception on your arrival and let us help you plan the best way to encorporate the Red Kite trail into your stay.

things to do explore loch ken

At nearly 10 miles long there's a whole world of wildlife and watersports to keep you occupied on Loch Ken.

Equipment hire

A range of equipment can be hired from us here at the centre and some of our accommodation already comes with it's own complimentary kayaks. Whether you're looking to head out fishing for the day, fancy creating your own wilderness canoe trip or your kids just want a splash around on kayaks in the bay then we have a whole range of options to suit everyone.


Our slipway is available to all residents for a small one off charge so if you're rocking up in the camp site with your own canoes or decide to bring your power boat to do a spot of fishing then let us know and we'd be happy to help.


We have a huge range of activities at the centre both on the water and on land. Why not take part in an instructor led mountain bike sessions starting with a powerboat trip accross the Loch then a guided trip around the Galloway Forest Park?

what's included?

The Safari Tent has two bedrooms and a seperate seating/eating area. There is one double bed and a tripple bunk with pillows, pillow cases and mattress protector throws provided. We provide basic catering facilities with a small gas stove and all your pots, pans, places, utensils etc. You will need to bring your own sleeping bags.

Please note the safari tent is unheated so we recommend bringing warm sleeping bags, hot water bottles, warm evening wear and extra blankets.

The toilet and shower facilities are just a short walk away in the main centre