Top 10 Wild and Romantic Camping Sites in the World
10 Spitzkoppe: – Namibia
The 1,759-meter-high Spitzkoppe, Namibia’s Matterhorn, is a mountain that looks like you will never sketch it in your art class as a kid: a triangle that pierces the centre of an infinite plane from the sky out of nowhere. There are a few campsites, but you can camp anywhere in the wild as well. You feel like an adventurer in an undiscovered world without showers, toilets and other facilities.
9 Okavango-Delta: – Botswana
In northern Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a huge freshwater river delta. It is famed for its vast grassy plains that flood seasonally, becoming a lush habitat for animals. The Moremi Game Reserve covers the region’s east and central regions. Here, to fly past hippos, elephants and crocodiles, dugout canoes are used. Wildlife on dry ground includes tigers, leopards, rhinos and giraffes. The Okavango Delta in north-east Botswana is a paradise, a gigantic mosaic of swamps, lakes, small islands, trees, meadows and steppes, medium elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos, crocodiles and birds.
8 Kasbah Mohayut, Merzouga: – Morocco
A lure for visitors is the highest dunes of the Sahara in Morocco. No wonder that the city of Merzouga is the point of departure for the bulk of desert tours. The Kasbah Moyahut, right on the dunes of Erg Chebbi shortly before Merzouga, is therefore a tip. The Kasbah, currently a small hotel complex, also provides caravan pitches and tents with hot showers and electricity. The resort is an idyllic and quiet location, a peaceful refuge where one can admire the solitude and vastness of the desert.
7 Glenbrittle: – Scotland
On the Isle of Skye, Glenbrittle is a small town. The camp is set against the breathtaking background of the Cuillin Mountains on a beach at Loch Harport. A small shop, toilets and showers are open.
6 Kathleen Lake in Kluane-National Park: – Canada
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this vast wilderness is. Among glaciers, mountain lakes, raging rivers, tundra, coniferous forests and meadows with wildflowers, there live grizzly bears and mountain goats. Kathleen Lake, surrounded by majestic mountains, 20 minutes from Haines Intersection, is the only campground in the National Park. Offering firewood and drinking water, toilets and showers, and picnic benches, it is open from mid-May to mid-September.
5 Polihale State Park: – Hawaii
Polihale State Park is a wild, remote beach on the west side of Kauai Island, Hawaii. Since the privately owned island of Niihau is farther west, it is the westernmost publicly accessible area of Hawaii. A lone, plain campsite in the dunes of Polihale State Park ‘s 27 km long sandy beach, surrounded on one side by the red-brown lava cliffs of the Napali Coast. Located west of Kauai, the campsite can only be reached through a dirt road that winds through sugar cane plantations. The road is a single mud lane when it rains and can be overcome only by jeeps.
4 Mutawintji-National Park: – Australia
The National Park of Mutawintji, originally the Mootwingee National Park, is a protected national park situated in eastern Australia, in the Far West part of New South Wales. Around 880 kilometres west of Sydney and approximately 130 kilometres north-east of Broken Hill, the 68,912-hectare national park is located.
3 Mount Everest Base Camp: – Tibet
“The base camp consists only of a set mountain rescue neighbourhood, campsites, Tibetan prayer flags, several yaks and a stone tablet with the plain statement:” 5200 metres from Mt Qomolangma Base Camp. This peak makes everything else obsolete: Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, is 8,848 metres high. In its shadow, it looms over a small valley where you can rent a bed in a tent or set up your own tent.
2 Karakul Lake: – China
A turquoise-blue lake in which the father of all icebergs, the Muztagh Ata (7,546 metres), represents nomads who travel with their herds across the green meadows at the edge of the lake, yurts, and carts of donkeys. The Karakul Lake is situated 3,600 metres above sea level along the ancient Silk Road; you can stay in yurts and set up your own tent. For miles around, you can get easy food in the only diner, where you can use the toilets and laundry room.
1 Fairytale Meadows: – Pakistan
Called by German climbers and locally known as Jaugth, Fairy Meadows is a grassland near one of Nanga Parbat ‘s base camp sites, situated in the Diamer District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The reward is stunning at the top: a lush meadow in the middle of a pine forest with clear views of Nanga Parbat ‘s North Face (8,125 m). There are washrooms with showers and hot water and a restaurant, and you can hire out small log cabins and tents and even set up your own tent.