The small but powerful country of Israel is packed with all that the adventurous camper can seek. Fresh-water lakes, waterfalls, sea shores and beaches, craters, forests, deserts, valleys and mountains, and one amazing Dead Sea. And all of these sites have great camping sites for you to enjoy.
Camping in Israel is a great idea and here are 5 reasons why
Explore Israel off the beaten track
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are a must, which is why they are always jammed with tourists.
By camping out in the countryside you will meet the locals in diverse areas. In the space of just a few days, you can get to many places that tourists hardly get to.
Camping in Israel is a great way to save money on your vacation
Many camping sites in Israel are free. Free camping is popular and legal around the country. That means you can spend a few beautiful days of your vacation without paying for lodging. Even upgraded campgrounds that offer more sanitary facilities, are cheaper than any hotel.
Israel has perfect weather for camping
Except for a few periods of heavy rains in the winter, most of the year is clement. You can camp out around the year in many destinations. Different areas in Israel have variable weather conditions. The rule of thumb is simple: in the winter- head south to the desert. In the summer- escape the heat to the mountains up north.
Staying close to nature
This reason is valid for every country you visit- you can’t understand the land without getting to know its wilderness. Every place has its unique habitats. By camping in the wild you can get a close look at the flora and fauna of the land.
Israel is located between Europe and Africa, and therefore includes animals and plants from both the northern and southern hemispheres of Planet Earth. During the transitional seasons of fall and spring, millions of birds fly through the country during their migration. In the fall they head south to warm Africa and when spring comes, they head north back to Europe and Asia. Waking up early in the morning, by the sound of thousands of birds will be an unforgettable moment.
Sleep literally on the holy land
For hundreds of years pilgrims longed to get to Israel- the holy land. If you stay at a hotel in the city, you won’t really get to feel the land beneath you. Camping out will do the job-
a good night’s sleep on the soil of the blessed land.