Given the complex situation of COVID-19, many will surely think of the planet’s most desolate places as good destinations.
From far-flung lands to vast islands or deserts, here are 6 pristine places on the planet that will give you a perfect social-distancing experience amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
6 most beautiful uninhabited places on Earth
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Like a giant mirror that can capture everything from many directions in its surface, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni salt field is one of the most unspoiled places in the world to possess an enchanting beauty. At certain times of the year, the shallow layer of salt on Salar de Uyuni is covered with salt, creating a beautiful optical illusion, turning this 10,582km2 surface into a mirror that reflects everything around.
From floating clouds in the blue sky, majestic high mountains on the horizon, to human activity, the largest salt field in the world offers an amazingly symmetrical reflection.
Salar de Arizaro, Argentina
Just across the border in Argentina, Puna de Atacama is the perfect social isolation site during the days of the epidemic. This is a land of deserts, vast salt fields, turquoise lakes and incredible gigantic rocks. This place is still not well known, only welcoming a small number of tourists to visit the famous Atacama desert of Chile.
Salar de Arizaro is one of the largest salt fields in the world, also home to one of the greatest natural wonders on earth: Cono de Arita.
Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Nestled between the Kunene and Uga Rivers, the Skeleton Coast is the most appropriate name given to the ghostly sand strip located on the northern coast of Namibia. The “skeleton coast” has an impressive landscape where the sand dunes intersect with the blue sea surrounded by dense fog creating a gloomy picture. Shipwrecks of those who have abandoned themselves on the sea drift into the giant whale skeletons make this place an ideal place for travelers who like to explore.
Despite the harsh environment, it is home to a wide variety of wildlife. You will be able to encounter a black rhino, lion or giraffe, even the strange giant shadow of a desert elephant appearing mysteriously in the darkness from the horizon. .
Of course, you will need a comfortable place to stay, especially when you are “socially isolated”. Shipwreck Lodge will be the best choice, providing modern accommodation, full of art.
Wrangel Island, Russia
Located 500km from the Arctic Circle, its geographic location and extreme weather conditions make it difficult to reach Wrangel Island. But if you want to find a pristine place for social isolation during this time, this Russian island is an ideal place for you. You are more likely to meet a polar bear here than there is a human. It is also home to about 100,000 Pacific walruses.
NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia
As one of the least populous countries in the world, it is not surprising that Namibia has more than one perfect choice for social-distancing.
NamibRand is a private nature reserve with an area of over 2,000km2, which stands out with its rolling mountains and sand dunes. You can spend days wandering in the desert, observing antelopes, zebras running, and enjoying the feeling as if you were the only surviving person on Earth.
The best view here is the sunset when NamibRand is illuminated by a fanciful light, the sky is pierced by twinkling stars. Dark Sky is one of the only Gold-Certified Protected Areas in the world, you will not only have your own land but also the night sky.
No one can accurately describe the vastness of this Australia‘s iconic pristine place. This will be one of the ideal destinations for social isolation during the epidemic season. Here, you can search for answers to the mysterious story of Aboriginal skeletons on loess rocks, witness wildlife like crocodiles and kangaroos, watch the sunset. most gorgeous on Earth and the night sky with sparkling stars.