Camping is a great way of escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life whilst seeing some amazing parts of the world. It really does you some good to get into the wild and reconnect with nature whilst making some unforgettable memories. Camping is also more affordable than a lot of other types of holiday. Here are 10 of the wildest camping spots in the world to put on your camping bucket list.
- Pilanesberg, South Africa.
South Africa is an amazingly diverse country and many flock to camp there to see the wildlife and landscape. The Pilanesberg National Park is among one of the several areas where you can watch wildlife such as rhinos and wildebeest. Some people choose to visit South Africa before other parts of the continent as almost a third of the population speak English, making it easier for novice travellers.
- Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides.
The Outer Hebrides, a collection of islands located at the north west of Scotland are home to beautiful, unspoilt beaches and the Isle of Harris is a perfect location for soaking up the scenery and seal watching. Considering how far north it is, the climate tends to be quite cool and mild.
- Joshua Tree, California.
The Joshua Tree National Park in California is named after the Joshua trees that inhabit it, a flowering member of the agave family. You will have to pay for a pitch, but you will also get to see bright starry skies, hike and climb the rocky terrain and see a variety of flora and fauna.
- Lake Myvatn, Iceland.
The weather in Iceland is quite pleasant during the summer months and at certain times of the year you can see the amazing Northern Lights. Lake Myvatn is a naturally formed lake caused by a volcanic eruption and a popular site for campers as the flat surfaces make it very easy to pitch a tent. The lake is also home to 16 different species of duck.
- Miyajima, Japan.
Located just a short boat ride away from Hiroshima, Miyajima, which means ‘Island of Gods’, allows camping all year round. It is one of the most scenic spots in Japan thanks to its temples, historical monuments and shrines. There are also domesticated deer that roam the island.
- Andøya, Norway.
Norway is full of natural beauty from mighty fjords to the Northern Lights, one can see why so many classic fairy tales are set there. Andøya is a popular camping spot as you can go whale watching and admire the landscape. Norway is also an exceptionally safe country making it ideal for those who have just started camping and feel nervous.
- Peru, South America.
There are many different parts of Peru to explore, most notably Cordillera Huayhuash, one of the world’s best hiking trails. You can explore the Andes mountain range, visit the tiny villages, paddle up the Amazon and much more.
- Mt Kaputar National Park, Australia.
Australia is another country full of amazing places to go camping whether you want to completely rough it or try some softer ‘glamping’. The Mt Kaputar National Park in New South Wales hosts some spectacular views, in fact from the mountain itself you can see 10% of New South Wales.
- Snowdonia, Wales.
Snowdonia may be a very obvious place to go camping in the UK but it is popular for a number of different reasons including the breathtaking views and the variety of terrains from sandy beaches to mountains.
- Sardinia, Italy.
With its glorious beaches and clear turquoise water, Sardinia is a haven if you like beach camping.
As with all kinds of camping, always check out if you can get permission to camp in certain places and whether or not you have to pay to pitch your tent. You can see the world on a shoestring by finding the best camping spots.