Camel Riding in the Sahara Desert: A Majestic Morocco Desert Tour

Camel and Tour Guide in Sahara Desert

Camel and Tour Guide in Sahara Desert

Camels in the Moroccan Desert: A Fascinating Encounter

Embarking on a Moroccan desert tour guarantees a captivating encounter with the emblematic camels. As you venture into the heart of the Moroccan Desert, these majestic creatures will grace your path. Amidst their natural habitat, you’ll witness camels engaged in various roles: transporting goods with unwavering diligence, exuding an air of purposeful labour, and patiently awaiting the opportunity to offer you a memorable camel riding experience.

Discovering the Majestic Presence of Camels

The thing about camels is they are in fact more intimidating up close than they are on a television screen.  Camels, whether they have one hump or two, are pretty large.  And they are not like dogs who endear themselves to you.  Camels are aloof, they are proud, and there are those who think they are arrogant!

Mounting a Camel: An Unforgettable Experience Assisted by Guides

Actually, camels are fascinating creatures. Firstly, if you get to ride a camel in Morocco, and we really suggest you do, you will have assistance.  Camels kneel down for you to mount them and its an easy process but it can be a bit unnerving. A guide will always be there to keep the camel in place, and to help you get up.  Once youre up, its a bit like balancing on a horse.  Theres a hump for you to hold, and of course, there are reins too so you can balance and feel secure.

Exploring the Desert: Spectacular Scenery and Nomadic Feel

Riding through the desert on a camel is incredible. You feel like a Bedouin or a Nomad. The scenery is amazing – red sand, dunes for miles, the dark blue sky, and unless you ride to an oasis which you may well do, there is nothing around.  Of course, when you do a camel desert safari, there is in fact plenty around, you just dont see it easily.  Guides carry delicious snacks, drinks and will set up camp for you in a shady spot (tea stop, water stop, lunch stop) in a luxurious and adventurous manner.  You may be going for an hour ride, a half-day ride, or on an overnight safari.  There are many options for our Moroccan camel tours, and they are all amazing.

The Amazing Adaptations of Camels: Survival in the Desert

A group of camels is called a caravan of camels, and we have all seen photographs as they walk through the desert in a long line, sometimes up to 1000 camels at once.  Camels were used as carriers of goods, including salt, cotton, tea and gold, and were an important part of the Trans-Saharan trade route.  Their specially adapted body features, eyes, eyelids and hair, protect them from the sun and they can walk for days without water. Their humps are filled with fat, not water as previously thought, which will keep them going for days.

Leisurely Camel Rides: Capturing Memories in the Desert Landscapes

While camels can demonstrate swiftness, your journey atop them during a Morocco camel tour unfolds slowly and leisurely so the journey is safe and you can take in the beautiful desert landscapes. Give your camera to the guide so he can get good pics of you perched on top of a camel, and dont forget to dress appropriately.  Long pants so your legs dont get scratched, a long sleeved shirt to protect you from the sun, and of course, a local Moroccan scarf or turban to cover your head from the sun!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is it like riding a camel?2023-05-25T22:22:52+00:00

Embarking on a camel ride is a truly remarkable experience. While not the most comfortable mode of transportation, the feeling of being atop a camel as it gracefully traverses the sandy terrain is awe-inspiring. You can sense their strength and magnificence with every step, offering a unique perspective of the surrounding landscape and desert. This unforgettable adventure will leave you with a genuine sense of exploration and adventure.

Are camels stronger than horses?2023-05-25T22:24:05+00:00

Determining the relative strength between camels and horses is complex, as various factors must be considered, including animal size, weight, climate, and terrain. On average, camels appear to possess greater strength than horses.

Camels have evolved to endure harsh conditions and sustain themselves for extended periods without sustenance. Their ability to bear heavy loads over long distances in hot climates is remarkable. Conversely, horses are better adapted to colder environments and are less efficient in the long-distance transportation of goods.

Is there a weight limit for camel riding?2023-05-25T22:25:17+00:00

While there isn’t a specific weight limit for camel riding, it is advisable to adhere to general guidelines. Typically, riders are recommended to weigh no more than 220 pounds. Children are often permitted to ride camels, provided they meet the appropriate weight and height requirements. In Morocco, a popular destination for camel riding, children are generally required to be between five and seven years old.

Are camels safe to ride?2023-05-25T22:26:42+00:00

Camel riding in Morocco is generally safe, and it is common for children as young as two or three years old to participate. Camels have a gentle nature and have served as reliable working animals in Morocco for centuries. Their ability to endure long journeys in the desert without fatigue, as well as their resilience in harsh conditions, make them suitable for various terrains. Additionally, camels are sure-footed, which adds to their suitability for navigating rocky landscapes.

Camel Trekking Tours

Moroccan Beldi Tour Guide Sitting On Camel With Binoculars

Coastal Tour with Camel Trekking

6 Day Holiday

Explore the stunning Moroccan coastline like never before with a unique and exciting Coastal Tour, featuring the unforgettable experience of Camel Trekking. Journey through charming fishing villages, lush palm groves and endless stretches of golden beaches, soaking up breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean along the way. There’s no better way to immerse yourself in Morocco’s rich culture and natural beauty than with a Camel Trek adventure. This is your chance to create unforgettable memories and discover all that the stunning Moroccan coast has to offer.

Mother Camels With Calves, Sahara Desert

Nomadic Sahara Tour

5 Day Holiday

Embark on a unique adventure through the vast and mystical Sahara desert with Moroccan Journeys’ Nomadic Sahara Tour. After a scenic drive through the stunning Atlas Mountains, you’ll be welcomed into the warm hospitality of local Berber families and immerse yourself in traditional culture. Experience the thrill of camel trekking, as you journey through the expansive sand dunes and witness breathtaking sunsets. Each night, you’ll rest under the starry night sky in comfortable nomadic camps and indulge in delicious local cuisine. This unforgettable journey will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the beauty and diversity of Morocco.


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