One of my favourite ways of being on safari in Africa is to go camel trekking. We have a couple of truly amazing trips in Kenya, where you can either just go out for a night on the back of a camel, with your Samburu guide, having a camp set up for you, or we can arrange a one week camel trek, perhaps starting off in the middle of the country, with its awe inspiring scenery and then finishing off in the Matthews Mountains, spending the last couple of nights at a lodge where there is gorgeous scenery, elephant, great birdlife and wonderful plantlife. Alternately, you can do a three night camel trek in the Laikipia region, which is spectacular, again with your Samburu guides. Here you have a full complement of staff and you have a variety of levels of camp to choose from, from expedition style to full, luxury tented camps with their verandah and safari chairs where you can sit with a pair of binoculars and survey the wildlife in front of you. Whichever way you do it, it is simply sensational!
Just yourself and your own party – whether it is a family, just a couple, or a group of friends – and each day is devised around you. You see plenty of wildlife – but at a safe distance and you also learn so much about the culture en route – as the Samburu tell you about their local customs, what it takes to become a safari guide, etc. The food they produce over a simple fire is extraordinary, with plenty of fresh salads during the day and delicious suppers at night. You can either just walk with the camels or you can ride them for a while, too.