For many, camping is now becoming a favourite. Some say it is the future of travel and vacations. Camping provides an avenue to be one with nature. It is also very cost friendly compared to hotel vacations which put great emphasis on luxury.
Every camper is seeking a shift from the everyday bustles of city life and craving an escape into the wild. Camping is a great avenue to relax as well as socialize.
Reasons why you should take up camping
Types of Camping
Camping takes up many forms, as one’s primary goal is to be outdoors, enjoying the offerings of nature- birds chirping in the early morning, wildlife growling in the distant, viewing the stars under the night sky, waking up to dew covered tents, smelling wild flower scents and occasionally jumping up to the scare of small bugs. The common type is tent camping which entails pitching a tent. Tent camping is great for big groups or families with kids. Another popular type of camping entails using a recreational vehicle or van to camp in. It is popular among older generations who prefer a pinch of luxury while enjoying the thrills of being outdoors.
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Millennials and Camping
Camping is gaining significant popularity among millennials. This age group, although driven a lot by the need to be online and in touch with technology, is now embracing the outdoors more. Millennials are more than ever becoming environmentally conscious and are driven by the need to champion conservation. Eco-travel is becoming a game changer among them. Their travel is also heavily influenced by their need to post exciting photos about their weekend escapades. The instagrammability of the outdoors is also truly unmatched.
Glamping is a trend in camping that seeks to merge glamour with the fundamentals of experiencing nature. There has been a great rise of luxury camps and lodges in Kenya.
Check out these lists of amazing luxury camps to stay at:
Top 6 Luxury Lodges and Camps in Laikipia
Six luxury lodges to stay at while in the Mara
Tips on Camping
There are many Dos and Don’ts with regards to camping. For starters, it’s important to learn how to set up a tent in the most efficient way. Choosing good grounds for pitching tent is key. Avoid valleys and bottom of hills as well as riverbeds. Outdoor survival skills are important too so as to have an amicable time with elements of nature. Ensuring minimal noise and no littering is a key element of sustainable travel when it comes to camping.
Essential camping and outdoor tips
Places to Camp
Kenya offers a great collection of campsites. These camps vary from park campsites to private camping grounds. Camping sites offer unique sceneries and setups, from lake side camping sites to forested camping grounds.
13 Family friendly camp sites in Kenya
11 of the wildest camping sites in Kenya
Camper bloggers to follow
The adventure and experiences of camping are lifetime treasures. Local campers such as the Kenyan Camper share a great deal of information regarding camping. Follow him and other camping bloggers to get a glimpse of how it’s like to get into a camping groove.
Lovely Camping sites