The Sweetest Camels South of the Mediterranean

Camel ride in the Sahara What's a trip to the Sahara without a camel ride?  Well, we didn't want to find out.  We took a stroll through the Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara led by our Berber guides.Berber boy guiding the camels We've heard that camels can be nasty, smelly and potentially spit in your eye.  We had none of that.  Maybe they smelled a bit and made Chewbacca noises, but all in all, we had the sweetest camels south of the Mediterranean.Happy Camel in the Sahara Really happy camel

For those that have not done it, riding a camel is like riding a horse with really exaggerated movements and nowhere to put your feet.  It's a amazing watching their hooves expand and contract to displace the sand.  The mounting and dismounting is really fun.  It's like a 4 step move for the camel to kneel to let you on and off.  Meggan wants to give our dog a camel playmate when we get home, not to mention a Peruvian Alpacca, a cat from Buenos Aires and a beach dog from El Salvador.IMG_9303


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5 Responses to The Sweetest Camels South of the Mediterranean

  1. Claire Winlo says:

    Aw, they do look sweet! I love camel face close-ups 🙂

  2. says:

    good G0d i miss you guys!!!

  3. Mesmerising first photo with the enchanting camel shadows and the waves of desert sands.

  4. Thank you for sharing. Desert photos are good.

  5. Dee says:

    I’ve heard the same horror stories of camels and after witnessing a camel side kick a person on The Amazing Race I turned a bit weary on the whole idea to ride a camel in the Sahara. It’s nice to read a positive swing that there are indeed nice camels out there!
    Where did you find these sweet camels?