Have you ever wanted
to ride a camel? If the answer is yes, this guide will help you with
everything you need to ride a camel. Keep in mind that it's very
uncomfortable. With that aside, it's really fun, even if it's not
long pants and socks.
The motion of the
camel can make your pants go up to your calves. The socks will help stop
sure you have sunscreen.
While this might be
pretty obvious, you should always remember to do this if you're going to
the desert. You don't want to die of skin cancer, let alone on a camel.
If you bring an
electronic device, make sure you tie it on.
Remember, camels are
tall animals, and if your device happens to fall, don't expect it to
Bring a painkiller.
This is only for rides
longer than 25 minutes. You might not think it, but being on a camel for
a long time can really hurt. So just bring a light painkiller like
Tylenol or Advil and things will work out just fine.
Mount the camel.
It should be in a
sitting position or from a scaffold when you do this. Get one foot on
the stirrup and then put the other leg over the camel's hump. Do this
all in one strong action to prevent from falling before you can even
ride the camel.
Sit and hold the reins
Camels can sense when
a person in uncomfortable. By doing this, you'll make the camel feel
more relaxed instead of wanting to go on a rampage. Good posture may
also keep you falling from the camel.
Dismount the camel.
Even the best (and weirdest) moments have to come to an end. Just like
mounting an animal, it's best to do this while the camel is in the
sitting position or if it has returned to the scaffold.
A few fascinating facts about camels
The earliest camel remains are to be found in North America from where
they are believed to have emigrated some 38 millions years ago crossing
the Bering Straights into Asia.
Other camels headed south to modern day Latin America and became llamas,
alpacas and guanacos and vicuñas.
Camels in Egypt have just one hump (dromedaries) unlike their Asian
cousins that have two (the Bactrian). If the creature is healthy the
hump should be firm and tall. In unhealthy camels the hump can sag or
Camels can live up to
40 years and go without a drink for more than a month.
Camels do not store water in their hump. The reasons camels can go so
long without a drink is a combination of the following:
They pee less and excrete less water within their urine.
They sweat less and not until they reach 105 degree Fahrenheit.
When they sweat they draw the water from their muscles and not from
their blood like humans do. This means that a camel can lose 1/4 body
weight with no issues.
A camel can drink up to 25 gallons in 10 minutes.
Where to Ride
Camels in Egypt?
You will likely
be offered camel rides in a number of places during your journey.
distinctly better than others.
camel ride is a must-do for every first-time Egypt traveler. Many
people who visit the
plateau choose to go on a camel ride around the Pyramids. Yet a
better idea is to explore the desert behind the Pyramids.
Enjoy a horse or a camel riding at
Pyramids for 2 hours or more during the sun rise or sun set. While
experiencing the camel or horse ride, you will enjoy the fascinating
view of the pyramids of
and Mykerinus from outside.
The Great Pyramids are considered as the oldest one of the seven
wonders of the Ancient World, tallest man-made structure in the
world for over 3,800 years and the most important touristic
sites in Egypt.
In the Desert! - By far the best way to enjoy camel riding in Egypt
is to ride them the way they were meant to be ridden; slowly and
though the desert.
Whether for a few hours or a few days, opportunities exist for
spectacular camel riding on the Sinai Peninsular or in the Western
It's only here, trotting in relative solitude to the gentle rhythm
of the desert that one can quickly understand why these were
Mohammed's favorite creatures.
Sunset Camel Rides / Dakhla Oasis
Offer brief camel rides that reach past the southern end of Mut. Let
the guide know if you want to stop over a majestic dune. Go ahead,
roll down the sandbank. We know you want to.
You can enjoy one 2 hours or more with horse riding into the wide
desert & enjoy watching the magnificent sand dunes, we rune this
tour in the time of sunrise & sunset & also through the day....
the Beach in Dahab, Nuweiba, Hurghada or Sharm - This might suit the
habitually lazy (or stoned!) traveller who can stray no further than
the seashore to ride a camel.
Enjoy riding camel on the magical beach of Dahab specially in the
time of sunset & sunrise.
Sharm El Sheikh
Enjoy an exciting 1-hour ride on your choice of either an Arabian
horse or camel through the stunning Sinai desert from the Sharm
Marina. Admire the spectacular sunset over the desert plain over a
warm Bedouin tea and experience the true Bedouin life.
Luxor West Bank Tour by Horse Drawn Carriage
Enjoy a day tour to visit the West Bank by horse drawn carriage and
first visit the Valley of the Kings. Then continue visiting the
Valley of the Queens, which is located south of the Valley of the
Kings and was built for the tombs of the Queens. Finally you will
visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, who is the daughter of
Valley of the Kings Tour by Donkey Ride in Luxor
Step back in time and enter the Valley of the Kings by donkey ride.
You will find the tombs of pharaohs carefully carved into the
desert, including King Tutmosis I, King Ramses VI, King Mrenptah and
Amonhotep II among many others.
Camel Ride trip in Aswan
opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Aswan's landscape on the back of
a camel With a guide close by you will soon get to grips with
controlling one of these amazing animals yourself. An activity for
all ages looking for a leisurely ride with some fantastic views
along the way.
Your tour starts on the east bank of the Nile when your guide meets
you at your hotel or cruise ship lobby around (10:00) then you will
be transferred to the west bank by motor boat where you will be met
by the locals who will assist you in your trip also the kids will
offer help leading your camel through the village It is customary to
offer the children a small tip for their efforts. At the end of the
tour you will be returned back to the east bank then to your hotel
or cruise ship around (13:30).
St Simeon's Monastery by Camel
St Simeon's Monastery, Aswan - If you make the Nile crossing to its
Western shores around Aswan, you'll be met by a number of laidback
camel touts and their snoozing herds.
It makes a fairly pleasant experience to mount a camel here and
skirt the desert fringe to St Simeon's Monastery and the Tomb of Aga
Khan. No more than a one hour round trip and good introduction to
Camel Market Tour in Darau from Aswan
See one of the world's largest gatherings of camels, known as the
'Ship of the Desert', at the Camel Market in Darau. You will enjoy
visiting the camel market in Darau, which takes place every Tuesday.
Meet different people and purchase healthy & cheap meat. You can
also meet different foreigners & tourists who have traveled from all
over the world to visit this famous market.