By Ravinder Sahu
By Ravinder Sahu
New York – Camping is an outdoor recreational activity which everyone enjoys whether they are nature lovers, geeks or technology lovers. People love to stay in a tent or motorhome overnight and enjoy the beauty of nature. Camping technology has developed a lot in recent years and many innovative gadgets have been designed to help tech-loving campers. Today it is possible to integrate technology in the midst of the wilderness in ways that were unimaginable only a decade ago.
Wild camping is possible and safe in Morocco provided you take necessary precautions, and there are many campsites and guarded parking available. Morocco is considereda very camping-friendly country by tourists, irrespective of which campsites you would like to explore. Certain campsites like L’escale De Ouarzazate, Tifina Caravansérail D’arfoud, Camping Parc Oued Boufekrane, and Camping Flamants Loisirs are very popular and well equipped, but if you wish to explore the mountainous regions, you should arrange all your camping needs in advance since basic facilities like toilet and water are relatively non-existent.
You can find a lot of leisure activities at various campsites in Morocco like windsurfing, sailing, hiking, water skiing, kayaking, and canoeing. Some places like the Atlantic coast north of Agadir can be quite dangerous and the local police will likely move you away. Some campsites at Taghazout have reported break-ins to vans parked nearby, so you should careful about the locals in the campsite you chose. It’s always good to ask suggestions from other travelers about the place before camping in any specific location. Morocco is famous for its tourism, and even big celebrities like Cristiano Ronaldo come to visit this beautiful country every year. This year Ronaldo visited the Moroccan city of Marrakech along with his family.
When you are planning to camp in the countryside of Morocco either in tents, motorhomes or caravans, you should also plan in advance how you can protect your gadgets from any possible natural dangers like rain, dust, heat and wind. You should consider the type of protection based on the camping location you choose and what type of recreational activities you will be involved. For example, traversing the Australian outback will have substantially different protection needs than floating down a river in the Amazon.
When you start camping in Morocco, you should first ensure your favorite iPhone 6 case is up to the challenge of the new environment in the wilderness of your campsite. Even if you have a perfect case, you should be able to carry your phone to all places safely. You should have a proper backpack which is padded, water resistant and has enough space to hold all your important gadgets safely. Exterior compartments must be easily accessible so that you can place your frequently used items like food items and water.
Apart from safeguarding your laptops, you should also ensure enough power to charge your phones, tablets, laptops and any other gadgets you carry during your camping trip. It can be challenging to power all your technology gadgets, but with advanced alkaline and rechargeable batteries with extended capacity, it has become more feasible to power all your gadgets for a longer time without having to depend on any external power source.
You can also find recharging equipment based on solar power which will fit into your backpack easily. It’s advisable to carry some power banks for your smartphone or tablet and also have a set of alkaline/rechargeable batteries in your backpack. You can use power banks or external battery packs to recharge any smaller devices once or twice during your trip. One of the most exciting innovations to come about is using a campfire to charge various electronic devices. That’s right, you can roast marshmallows and create an Instagram Story about it at the same time while charging your battery.
If you are using gadgets while camping in Morocco, connectivity is very important, especially when you are traveling in the wilderness of the forests. It’s of no use carrying your laptop or tablet without having Internet connectivity. Even many of the apps installed on your smart phone won’t be functional if you don’t have a mobile network in the area you are camping. You also won’t be able to make any urgent calls during an emergency if there is no signal.
Hence, you should check for ways to get connected with the external world even when you are enjoying nature. You should check the coverage map of your mobile carrier and check if they have good coverage in the area where you plan to camp. You can probably switch to a different carrier or get a temporary SIM card from a carrier that has better coverage in campsites at Morocco. You can also get a contract phone and use that as a hotspot during your trip. You can also try using a satellite or any device which can boost your phone’s signal strength. The first option can be quite expensive, and you can use a signal booster only if you have some minimum signal in that region.
Having Fun while Camping
Some gadgets are really cool and especially helpful while camping in remote places. You can buy a water resistant wireless Bluetooth speaker to chill out and listen to your favorite songs during night. You can also carry some portable projects to showcase interesting movies in the middle of nowhere.
Night vision goggles and binoculars can be really helpful during while camping in the Moroccan wilderness. You should also carry a powerful GPS in your backpack to know your exact location. Even though your phone might have inbuilt GPS, it will not work in case of poor signal.
Camping with technology helps you to stay connected while you are enjoying nature. It helps you have a great experience in the wilderness of the forests without disturbing the social interactions needed for your day-to-day life.
As per the reports from Ministry of Tourism, Morocco is expected to attract more than 11 million tourists in 2017. More than 500,000 families in Morocco live from tourism and you can find a huge number of campsites with excellent facilities that attract tourists from all over the world. Even airlines like Royal Air Maroc have come up with various offers like cheaper round-trip air tickets at $440 for American Tourists.