OUR CAMELS

Our camels are descendants of Australia’s first imported camels of 1840 and travel in a ‘string’ or caravan, with each camel tied to the one in front. When working with the camels you will be under the supervision of our experienced cameleers, so don’t be concerned if you have had no previous camel (or large animal) handling experience.

 

With their distinctive character, travelling with these patient and hard-working gentle giants is an unforgettable experience and you will quickly discover why these majestic animals are perfectly suited to desert trekking. Travelling with the camel string allows a closer connection with the desert and the opportunity for us to re-connect to the simplicities of life, reflecting on a bygone era of travel when the importance was perhaps the journey itself and not just arrival at the destination.

 

..."as the days passed, our relationship with the animals grew stronger. They had great personalities and we delighted in observing their antics...they were all individuals and we loved them".

 

Our camels are supplied by the Outback Camel Company. Their camels have recently appeared in the film TRACKS, the adaptation of ADE Foundation Supporter Robyn Davidson's book.

 

 

Australian Desert Expeditions is an Australian registered charity with tax-deductable status.

A donation to the Australian Desert Expeditions Public Fund goes directly to the scientific & ecological research of Australia's Deserts.

 

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