High atop a camel’s back is a unique vantage point from which to view Africa’s most beautiful places. Sandi Sotis and Kathy Overman recently got this perspective on an Ujuzi safari in Kenya. While staying at Samburu Intrepids, a permanent tented camp nestled in the gorgeous grasslands and riverine forests of Samburu National Reserve, they went on a camel ride led by residents of the neighboring village.
With Samburu warriors guiding their camels, they crossed the shallow Ewaso Ng’iro River (also spelled “Uaso Nyiro”) and made a short visit to the village. “The $20 ticket was certainly worth the 20 to 25 minute ride over the river to the village and back,” says Sandi. “It was one if the highlights of the vacation.”
The proceeds from the camel ride support community projects like building and maintaining the village children’s school.