Maralal Camel Derby

Maralal Camel Derby

The Maralal Camel Derby is an annual event that takes place in the town of Maralal, located in the northern part of Kenya. It is a unique event that involves camel racing, cultural exhibitions, and a lot of entertainment.

The camel race is the main attraction of the event, and it draws participants from various parts of the country and beyond. The race consists of several categories, including the professional race, amateur race, and the kids’ race. The camels are adorned with colorful decorations, and the jockeys wear traditional clothing and headgear.

Apart from the camel race, the event also features cultural exhibitions that showcase the unique heritage of the Samburu people, who are the predominant ethnic group in the region. Visitors can witness traditional dances, songs, and ceremonies, and get a chance to interact with the locals and learn more about their way of life.

The Maralal Camel Derby is not just a sporting event, but also a celebration of the rich cultural diversity of the region. It is an excellent opportunity for visitors to experience the unique traditions and hospitality of the Samburu people while enjoying a thrilling camel race

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Included/Excluded

  • Transport in a 4X4 Lancruiser
  • Accomodation camping
  • Perticipation in carmel derby
  • Government taxes
  • All camping equipment's
  • Professional Tour guide and Cook
  • Tourist Visa.
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Personal insurance
  • Room upgrades
  • Optional Activities like visit samburu Village
  • Beverages

Tour Plan

Day 1 Arrival in Nairobi

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi On your first day, you will arrive in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. You will be met by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing and preparing for the adventure ahead.

Day 2 Nairobi to Maralal

Day 2: Nairobi to Maralal On day 2, you will depart Nairobi early in the morning and travel north towards Maralal. The journey takes approximately 6-7 hours and passes through scenic landscapes and traditional villages. Upon arrival in Maralal, you will check into your accommodation and have some time to explore the town.

DAY 3 Maralal Camel Derby

Day 3: Maralal Camel Derby Day 3 is the main event – the Maralal Camel Derby. You will spend the day at the racecourse, watching the thrilling camel races and enjoying the cultural exhibitions and entertainment. You can also take part in various activities such as camel riding, archery, and cultural tours. In the evening, there will be a traditional feast with local delicacies.

DAY 4 Samburu Cultural Experience

Day 4: Samburu Cultural Experience On day 4, you will experience the unique culture of the Samburu people, who are the predominant ethnic group in the region. You will visit a Samburu village, where you will be welcomed with traditional dances, songs, and ceremonies. You can interact with the locals, learn about their way of life, and sample their traditional food. In the afternoon, you will return to Maralal for some leisure time.

DAY 5 Maralal to Nairobi

Day 5: Maralal to Nairobi On your final day, you will depart Maralal and drive back to Nairobi. You will arrive in the afternoon and have some time for last-minute shopping or sightseeing. In the evening, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or to your next destination.

Note: This itinerary can be customized to suit your preferences and interests

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