There is something liberating about packing up your camping gear and spending a few nights under the starry skies. Perhaps it’s the fresh morning air that fills your lungs and rejuvenates your brain.
It could even be a deep connection with nature that allows you to relax and forget about everyday pressures. Not to mention the chance to connect with family and friends away from the phone, internet, and other modern distractions. Whatever it is, camping has numerous benefits.
If you are a lover of the great outdoors, or you have been recently bitten by the wanderlust bug, there are no limits to where you can pitch your tent around the world. Here is our pick of the five best-camping destinations around the world.
New Zealand is one of the most picturesque destinations in the world and an apparent front runner when it comes to camping. This land of the Kiwis boasts scenic rolling hills, snow-capped mountains to lush forests and beaches all waiting for you to plant your tent.
New Zealand practices what is known as ‘freedom camping,’ a system that allows you to camp on almost all public land. The only catch- you must leave nothing else but your footprints behind. How is that for hassle-free camping?
From Mt. Cook National Park to Queensland, you will be spoilt for camping choice in New Zealand. Going in the summer will guarantee you postcard views and endless adventure, so get planning!
Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
If you crave for wild adventure, then the Masai Mara Game Reserve should be in your list of camping destinations. This 8th wonder of the world is a playground for lions, elephants, cheetahs, rhino, giraffes, and many other wild animals. If you go between July and October, you are guaranteed a front-row seat in the most exciting natural phenomena in the world- the great wildebeest migration.
At night, the savanna comes alive with animal sounds, and the stars come out to show their majesty. The stunning African sunrise welcomes you to a new day as hot air balloons float gently in the sky. Whether you are camping or glamping, this is one destination that will leave you asking for more.
Yellow Stone National Park, USA
Yellow Stone National Park is arguably one of the most popular camping destinations in the USA. Located in Wyoming, this sprawling park is one of the oldest in the world and features geysers, wildlife, lakes, and beautiful landscapes. The beauty of this park is that it offers something for everyone, from those camping in their RV to those pitching a tent.
If you want to maintain some modern comforts such as flush toilets and running water, Norris and Bridge Bay camping grounds are good options. If you would rather stay away from the crowds and commune with nature, a smaller campsite such as Shoshone Lake will do. You will, however, need to put in a three-mile hike to get to this backcountry lake. When you eventually get there, you will be rewarded with the most beautiful views you have ever seen.
Sahara Deseret, Morocco
Morocco offers a different kind of camping experience, complete with camel rides and Berber tents. Located in North Africa, Morocco is steeped in tradition and culture, and welcomes thousands of tourists every year. For camping enthusiasts, Morocco offers access to the world’s hottest desert, the Sahara.
Camping in a Berber tent set by a dune, staring at the vast nothingness and a night filled with stars, can be a life-changing experience. Whether you settle for basic or luxury camping, tents off the beaten path, or in a more accessible site, watching the sunrise over the mountainous sand dunes will be a magical moment.
Don’t be fooled by the desert though- temperatures can drop quite drastically in the night, so be sure to pack warmly.
The Australian Outback
There is something wild and thrilling about the Australian Outback. This vast, remote area with an unspoiled natural environment is the epitome of ‘the road less taken,’ an adage that many campers live by.
There are numerous options for camping sites, from the iconic Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to West MacDonnell Ranges and the Simpson Desert. The best time to visit Central Australia is between April and October when temperatures are cooler.
Also known as the Red Centre, this part of the Outback will entice you with its epic beauty, remote desert trails, and sacred sites. Because it is a major camping destination, you can easily hire a campervan, RV or even use a car. You will have plenty to see and do, from hiking to swimming and simply communing with nature.
Regardless of which area you settle for, the Australian outback promises you beauty, serenity, and a star-studded night show.
Here you have it. 5 camping destinations that will be as exciting to visit as watching free horse racing live streaming. Either if you are a nature enthusiast, a sporty person, or just want to gaze into the stars, these are ideal places for you.