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Camel Trekking. What's it like?

Posted on February 5, 2015 at 6:05 PM

So often, people ask us what is camel trekking like. 

For each and every person, it is different but for us it's about being back in the real world, not the world of concrete and glass, schedules and bills to be paid. Here is an extract from the book Camelman Dreaming to describe a day on an exploration camel safari in the heart of the Australian Desert.

As we crossed over a sand dune, in the distance, a shimmer of reflection from the water hit our eyes. There was pure white sand and the region was teeming with wildlife. Birds of all sorts, washing, swimming and feeding! This was a piece of paradise in amongst the sand dunes. Lunch today was on the shores of the lake and the camels had a drink from the waters of the lake. It is possibly one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in the desert so far. Again, the country opened up even more in the afternoon and the walking was easier.

A series of sand dunes, one after the other, started to form and so we decided to camp on one of the dunes. Camping in sand dune country was bliss. I thoroughly enjoyed sitting on top of the dune looking down into the valley and watched the camels feed. In the distance, a herd of about twenty wild camels could be seen. I had the rifle with me just in case they came our way. Fortunately, they went in the opposite direction. Tonight was heaven! On a sand dune with squeaky clean sand, a warm fire, the camels well fed and happy, a hot meal and a shooting star light show that could never be imitated on a television screen. I sure didn’t miss the idiot box!

For a copy of the book, click on the link below.

Camelman Dreaming

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