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Take a Samburu camel safari in Loisaba Conservancy

The camels are real characters, they all have their own personalities and guests have lots of fun getting to know them….

By Mohamed Iribo
Safari Guide at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp

Travel like the locals on this camel safari with a Samburu guide in Loisaba Conservancy. Introduced to the region around 8,000 years ago, camels are very common in northern Kenya as they’re well suited to the arid climate, don’t need much water and aren’t usually targeted by wild predators. In fact, the local Samburu people have owned camels for centuries and use them mainly for transport purposes. The safari usually begins with an early-morning game drive, which leads into the camel ride around 8am.

A Samburu guide will introduce you to the animals and give you a full briefing about their behaviour before you start. The camels are real characters, they all have their own personalities and guests have lots of fun getting to know them. The ride usually lasts about an hour and along the way, your guide will point out different plant species and animal footprints. You’ll likely pass giraffes and elephants on your journey. I think the camel safari is a really quirky experience and a great way to learn about Samburu life.

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Alfred & Mohamed Iribo

Mohamed Iribo is a passionate safari guide who has worked across Kenya, including in Samburu National Reserve, the Maasai Mara and Meru National Park. Mohamed grew up at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where his father was a game ranger, so conservation is in his blood. Having worked with the Elewana Collection for eight years, the last four of those at Loisaba, he offers expert insight on animal behaviour and has an engaging sense of humour that guests love.
Mohamed Iribo, Safari Guide at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp

Alfred&

Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Annette, who's travelled extensively in Kenya. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife in the Mara, the village chiefs who'll give you a genuine insight into local life and the camp managers who can recommend the very best spot for your sundowner.

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