Camping In Africa - 5 Great Campgrounds

If you have been looking for a new, unusual place to go camping, you should consider Africa. There are wonderful campsites scattered throughout the continent. Here are a few of my favorites:

Kruger National Park - South Africa

The Kruger National Park in South Africa is surprisingly affordable. Locals know that the best way to see the Kruger is by self-driving.

Fly into Johannesburg, rent a car and road-trip to Kruger National Park. No need for 4x4 here, the majority of the roads within the park are paved and easily accessible by car.

There are over a dozen fully equipped campsites throughout the park.

Game viewing is the most popular activity in the park, but there are some great 4x4 trails and impressive bird watching. You will love the opportunity to spot animals from the safety of your car as you roam through the African bush.

Barra Lighthouse – Mozambique

Dreamed of waking up to a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean? If so, Barra Lighthouse is the place for you. Situated on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea, this is a campground you won’t quickly forget.

Activities include fishing, trips to local villages, scuba diving and snorkeling and ocean safaris.

Only accessible by 4x4, you can also contact the campsite for a ride from Inhambane.

Serengeti National Park – Tanzania

Most famous for the Wildebeest migration from December to July each year, the national park is one of the most infamous safari destinations in the world. With 5700 acres, it’s not surprising that the Serengeti is home to millions of animals. Camping in the Serengeti National Park is a once in a lifetime experience for many.

In addition to the game drives, there are a number of activities visitors can enjoy: hot air balloon safaris, walking safaris, and picnics in the bush can all be arranged.

The Serengeti is a great experience for the hardcore camper. Camping is very basic; at many sites you’ll need to provide everything, including your own water.

Sossusvlei - Sesrium Campsite

Have a photographer in the family? This campsite is picture perfect. Surrounded by the Namib Dessert and a short drive to Sossusvlei, one of the most photographed and visited sites in Namibia.

The campsite offers a general store to stock up on basics. There’s a restaurant with a bar. The swimming pool is a great way to cool off on a hot Namibian day.

A trip to Sossusvlei wouldn’t be complete without hiking Dune 45 at sunrise. Allow about 30 minutes to hike to the top, and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular 360° views of the soaring dunes.

Other activities include: hot air balloon rides at sunrise, game drives, and hiking.

Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world, offers wonderful camping options. Campsites are scattered along the Zambezi River giving you the unique opportunity to not only visit the falls, but also go on river cruises and participate in adventure sports.

Don’t forget your rain jacket for this one, midst from the falls leaves visitors soaked!