December 3, 2022
Camping Tips

A car rental and camping gears is ultimately a perfect way for you to get the best of your inspirational road trip in Rwanda. Whether you are a first-time traveler or an experienced camper, everyone deserves to experience something new/unique from the usual while on a holiday and that is why we get you the best selection of our comfortable car rental and quality camping gears that will make your camping tour in Rwanda a memorable one. For all the memorable experience contact Rwanda car rental for your trip

Our fleet of car hire in Rwanda include 4×4 Toyota Rav4, rooftop tent Land Cruisers, Land Cruisers Hardtop, super customs, coaster buses, Land Cruiser Prado TX, Safari Land Cruiser, Minivans to mention but a few. Whether you’re a die-hard camping fan, looking for a low-cost break, or reliving childhood memories, camping is a great way to get outdoors and spend quality time with friends, family, or on your own.

CAMPING GEARS

Spending a week in the great outdoors can be an amazing adventure? Or a living nightmare. Usually, a good or bad camping experience comes down to just one factor: what you packed (or didn’t pack) for the trip. Here are our recommendations of camping essentials to take on any trip.

Stay warm and weather proof

  • Waterproof jacket, trousers and umbrella
  • Clean and dry clothes to sleep in
  • Woolly hat, gloves and sunhat
  • Suitable footwear
  • Spare underwear and socks
  • Lightweight and fast drying materials
  • Sun protection and sunglasses

Kitchen essentials

  • Stove or BBQ
  • Lighters or matches
  • Pots, pans and kettle
  • Chopping board
  • Plates, bowls and mugs
  • Cooking and eating utensils
  • Dish cloths and sponge
  • Tea towels
  • Washing up liquid and bowl
  • Tin & bottle opener

MERITS OF CAMPING

Exercise

Exercise in general carries so many obvious benefits to your health, of course. But the great part about going on a camping holiday is that often you’ll end up doing exercise just because it’s part of camping.

For example, setting up your gear putting together the tent(s) takes more exercise than you might think. Even just walking to and from the facilities gives you more steps than you probably get at home.

But the biggest way you gain exercise points on camping is that this type of holiday often means you’re going to be doing some outdoor activities from hiking to kayaking. It’s hard to sedentary when you go camping.

Sunshine

No matter what you do for your day job, it probably involves being indoors more than you might like. It means you’re sitting in front of a computer or at least doing something that isn’t outdoors soaking up the sun.

Well, going camping means you’re going to be outdoors. And outdoors hopefully equals sun. With the gorgeous beaches in Byron Bay, it’s almost required that you spend time getting some much-needed Vitamin D. (Of course, be careful you don’t overdo it wear plenty of sunscreen and protective clothing. So grab your sunglasses and get ready to catch a few rays.

Fresh air

Hand in hand with sunshine is getting fresh air. Camping equals being out in nature, which means more trees and more plants. Those trees give off high-end oxygen. Breathing in extra oxygen releases serotonin, a chemical that makes you feel happiness and lowers your stress.

All this fresh air provides other benefits, like lowering your blood pressure, improving digestion and aiding your immune system. So breathe in that fresh air while you’re on your camping holiday, it’s going to be helpful in so many ways.

Healthy food

When you go camping, you won’t be surrounded by either the food in your pantry or delicious pastries in the cafe at all times. In fact, you actually need to plan out your food a bit more and often only cook food on the BBQ so there are less fatty foods as an option.

Camp food actually can be tailored to be extremely healthy from nuts and dried nuts to grilled meats and veggies. We put together a couple of posts that could help you with following this health benefit: camping on a diet and healthy breakfast ideas.

Good night’s sleep

Besides the fact that with all the activity you’re doing during the day that you’ll naturally be more tired, camping encourages better rest due to the natural light sources. Staring at a computer screen or television screen late at night can lead to poor sleep, but the natural yellow light encourages melatonin production, which helps you sleep better.

Plus, help yourself get an even better night’s sleep by bringing along inflatable camping beds. Read over our list to pick one of the best.

Socialisation

While you may socialise through work with your co-workers, customers and other work-related people, that’s not the same as enjoying time with the people you love.

Having time away from the daily grind of life, getting a chance to reconnect with friends and family away from the pressure of paying bills and the next big thing, can literally lift weight off your shoulders.

On the flip side, going camping also provides the benefit of Socialisation in the sense that you’ll be on campsites next to other people. You’ll share a space with other people for a couple of days to however long your holiday might be.

Less stress

It’s hard to be stressed when you’re viewing the beauty of the Falls or you’re relaxing on Main Beach. Even just hanging out at the campsite in the evening with your family or friends will reduce your stress.

But what will really reduce the stress is if you make sure your phones and computers aren’t connected to your work email. (Turn off those push notifications!) The decrease in technology alone will do wonders for your overall health.

New challenges

If this is your first camping holiday, then there’s easily going to be some new things you need to tackle. And trying new things can good for your health from making your brain think in different ways to letting your body try something it hasn’t done before.

While you hopefully practiced putting together your tent, this is actually the real deal so you have to make sure you’re getting it right.  If you’re an old hand at camping that doesn’t mean that you’re no longer getting those benefits, you can challenge yourself to try something new on your holiday.

Having a new experience whether it’s something like Hiking (or SUP to those in the know) or just a different hike that you haven’t tried out on a previous holiday. The experience of trying something new will be good for your brain, your body and your soul.

Unplugging

Many people unfortunately need to stay plugged in for work, meaning they have to keep their phone on all the time and that connection means you aren’t truly getting away.

Good news! Camping holidays might mean less connection options even though there is WiFi at the campground that doesn’t mean you have to use it. Take this opportunity to unwind and reconnect, using face-to-face, personal interaction rather than a text or email.

Self confidence boost

The last health benefit we’ll touch on and we’re sure there’s more is boosting your self-confidence by learning new skills, trying something different or just taking a leap of faith and trying out camping for the first time.

When you try out something new (see above new challenges), you not only get to feel good about doing it, but you feel pride that you completed that new thing or task. That might be putting up the tent, cooking something different on the BBQ or going snorkeling for the first time.

It makes you feel good that you pushed yourself and did something out of the norm, that even if you weren’t great at it, you did it and that’s going to make your self-confidence go up.

Conclusion

Camping is a wonderful experience for almost anyone. You can connect with the natural world and also connect with yourself in a way that is not possible in the everyday world. You can do a lot while camping, so you might need these tips in order to create the best experience.

 

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