Top 10 Breathtaking Camping Spots in the World
The world is full of natural gems and jewels and the only thing that’s stopping interested spectators is time (in some cases, money). We get so caught up with the daily grind that sometimes makes us ponder: What are we grinding too damn hard for when we can’t even do the things we love? Like – camping.
Don’t let life’s rat race waste away all the opportune moments to go see the world’s magnificence. Break free from the “hamster cage” and take a breather to see these top 10 breathtaking camping spots in the world! It doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie or a seasoned camper, these spots will welcome you with its stunning beauty and all you will be left with are picturesque images in your mind and exciting stories to tell.
1. Yosemite National Park, California
A household name in camping, this at the top of the list by popular demand. You will get to choose from 13 campgrounds in the park but of the most famous are the two High Sierra camps: Glen Aulin and Vogelsang with 7,800 feet and 10,000 feet above sea level, respectively. But if you fancy a view of Mount Conness, standing high at 12,590 feet, take a cabin in Glen Aulin, situated beside a stunning waterfall.
2. Miyajima, Japan
Japan isn’t only known for their delectable cuisine and rich culture; the country is also full of marvelous views! A famous campsite, Tsutsumigaru, is located on the island of Miyajima which is only a 10-minute drive. You think camping with deer is your thing? Well, brace yourself because you will get to see them up close!
3. Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
The Maoris, New Zealand’s aboriginal people have coined this mountain, “Aoraki.” It is proclaimed as the highest mountain in the country, looking mighty at 3,724 meters! Prepare to camp in a rugged terrain of ice, rocks, and 19 peaks to be exact. This park will make your camera work over time as its panoramic views are so worth capturing for!
4. The Alps, France
You can’t talk about camping and not include The Alps, that is just ludicrous! What will greet you when you camp here are peaks with dazzling white caps, mountains with the most stunning flora, and lakes which bedazzle you with their beauty!
5. Hossa National Park, Finland
This is the newest national park in Finland which started inviting guests since June 2017, but there is nothing new to this area as it has been inhabited by people since the Stone Age. This area is famous for its renowned rock paintings handcrafted by ancient people. There are around 60 rock paintings your eyes can feast on.
6. Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
Delight in two of the most jaw-dropping peaks in the Simien Mountains National Park. The Ras Deshen at 4,500 meters and the Kidis Yared at 4,453 meters are two of the reasons why this park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Simien Mountains give the Grand Canyon a run for its money.
7. Tasmania, Australia
Never forget to drop by Tasmania when you’re out and about in Australia. Or better yet, bring your best camping tents along and camp under the stars in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. Indulge in the beautiful coastline of the Tasman Peninsula and make your camping adventure one for the books!
8. Haleakala National Park, Hawaii
Also popularly known as, “the house of the sun” and is located on Maui Island; this park is sought-after for its unparalleled sunrise! Too cliché? Well, go see it for yourself. Sunrise watching in this park is what visitors all around the world come here for. If you’re ready to set up at night, visit two of the most well-known campsites: Holua and Paliku, each with its own unique charm.
9. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
The Maasai Mara is home to numerous interesting wildlife. This has been established back in 1961 to fend off hunters and protect the real gems in this place. There is no way you can miss the animals Kenya is boasting about due to its abundance! The best time to visit is from July to October where the wildebeests and zebras fight for their lives from lions, cheetahs, and leopards.
10. Sahara Desert, Morocco
The vastness of the Sahara Desert will leave every camper awe-stricken! Different from all the other mountain and beach views, the seemingly never-ending sand dunes will make you want to drive a 4×4 or ride a camel for a more Moroccan feel. And when it’s time to hit the sack, the brightness of the night sky filled with gleaming stars will definitely blow you away!
There is a campsite for every avid camper out there. All you have to do is take the first step and just do it! It’s amazing how the world has a lot of scenic spots to offer and yet, we never seem to take the initiative to actually see it with our own eyes.