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8 Unmissable Camping Spots to Take Your New Caravan

September 18, 2014

If you’re a newbie to the world of caravanning, you might feel a little daunted by the prospect of taking your brand new caravan abroad into the great unknown. But fear not – we’ve travelled the world in search of the best camping spots on the planet and have mapped out every new caravanner’s ultimate agenda. So load up your caravan – we’re taking a trip.

The Sahara Desert, Morocco

The Sahara Desert - Caravan Camping

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If infinite sandscapes and sizzling heat take your fancy, the Sahara is a truly unique camping spot – with a spice pot palette of burnt oranges and earthy browns painting the desert dunes. Under the dome of the Saharan sky, you can watch the stars with perfect clarity and taste the overwhelming remoteness of this extraordinary climate.

Joshua Tree, California

Joshua Tree - Caravan Camping

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The sense of total seclusion you’ll find at California’s Joshua Tree National Park is really something to behold. Littered with rugged rock features and splitting at the sides with gorgeous wildflowers during the spring, this world-class camping spot is one not be missed. Its nine campgrounds are home to some of the world’s most exceptional scenery – with rock climbing galore – making Joshua Tree a geological wonder worthy of any bucketlist.

Lake Myvatn, Iceland

Lake Myvatn, Iceland - Caravan Camping

Original image by Debivort

An obscure and spectacular corner of the world, Iceland’s Lake Myvatn offers a seawater spectrum and a one of a kind travel experience. Contrary to popular opinion, Iceland’s summer climate is far from ferocious – and if you time it right, you might just catch a glimpse of the breathtaking Northern Lights in all their spectral glory.

Ladakh, India

Ladakh, India - Caravan Finance and Camping

Known as the ‘Land of the High Passes’, Ladakh is a spiritual hub ideal for Himalaya hunters, sitting comfortably between Tibet and Pakistan. Camping round Ladakh is second to none, with beautiful Buddhist monasteries littering the surrounding villages and wild trails galore for caravanners with an adventurous spirit.

Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

Haleakala National Park, Hawaii - Caravan Finance & Camping

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Maui is home to Haleakala National Park, housing its namesake – Hawaii’s striking dormant volcano. The park’s severe volcanoscape is complemented beautifully by its lush greenery, and with a name like Haleakala (translation: ‘house of the sun’), there’s no wonder travellers journey from war and wide for a taste of that luminous Hawaiian sunrise.

Maasai Mara, Kenya

Maasai Mara, Kenya - Caravan Finance & Camping

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Animal lovers, pack your bags – Kenya’s Maasai Mara is the camping spot for you. From July to October, this vibrant national reserve overflows with exotic wildlife – including but not limited to zebra, gazelle and wildebeest. Best of all, you can have a taste of Serengeti culture – with camping spots along the Mara River and locals eager to share their unique customs and colourful stories.

The Isle of Arran, Scotland

Isle of Arran, Scotland - Caravan Camping

Original image by Jim Killock

This beautiful and historically rich island is one of the UK’s greatest jewels, draped in emerald landscapes and bursting with antiquity. Scotland is infamous for its rolling hills and raw beauty – and the Isle of Arran is the epitome of rugged Scotch loveliness. Campers rejoice, as cycling, sailing, hiking and kayaking are just some of the adventures in store.

Miyajima, Japan

Miyajima, Japan - Caravan Finance & Camping

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A mere boat ride from Hiroshima, Miyajima is an island littered with gorgeous Japanese temples – and campers can pitch a tent all year round, or rent themselves a cabin if wild camping ain’t their style. Oh, and you can chill with Miyajima’s domesticated deer population while you’re in the area.

Happy travels – and godspeed.

 

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