Our yearly itinerary stretches across three states and is a complex operation, and due to the punishing Covid related travel restrictions in 2021,
we have decided not to conduct any surveys in 2022, whilst we recover financially & mentally from a punishing year.
We will recommence our Songlines & Shared Journeys program in 2023.
If you are looking for a desert trekking experience with camels,
the Outback Camel Company is conducting a range of treks in 2022.
See www.camelexpeditions.com for details
Please remember that ADE does not operate camel riding safaris - all the surveys are walking experiences in remote areas assisted by our team of OCC packcamels. You could describe these surveys as the ultimate desert walking experience, as we are able to access areas that no one else visits.
On a survey your active participation is essential and you will be asked to contribute to the operation of your trek or expedition, assisting our cameleers with the daily tasks. The comprehensive pre-departure information will help to ensure that you are well prepared for the enriching experience of working with the camels. Duties would include shepherding them in the mornings & evenings whilst they feed and, under the supervision of the cameleers, helping to saddle the camels and load the equipment. Your cameleers cook all the meals on the campfire but help from aspiring chefs is always welcome!
The spirit of the day is determined by the pace of travel of the camels, geographical features & obstacles. So it is important to be prepared to meet the desert on its own terms and adjust to 'desert time'.
Don't be concerned if you have never trekked with camels before. We have many first timers on our trips who know next to nothing about camels when their trek or expedition departs, but by the end of the trip are totally enamoured by the experience of working with, and walking alongside, these incredible animals.