Please note that If the Camel trek is not for you you can still enjoy the sunset in Erg Chebbi Sahara dunes with a walk, Quid biking, or with 4WD.
• What to wear?
• Dress for comfort – eg cotton T-shirts and loose fitting longer shorts,trousers
• The camel guide will dress you in a turban for sun/sand protection. Remember sunglasses and Sun protection cream are very important in the desert.
• Flip flops,open toe sandals, trainers, light closed toe footwear, depends on weather and what you’re comfortable with.
• Are you sitting comfortably?
If not, adjust yourself by shifting a little this way and that. Camel trekking is meant to be a great experience so whatever you do don’t endure being uncomfortable. If you can’t get yourself comfortable please ask your camel guide´s help.
• Will I fall off?
This appears to be most people’s fear, understandably so. But remember camels are sturdy creatures and built for the job. Try not to be nervous during the camel trek by taking deep breaths and relaxing your muscles.
Just remember that people have been using camels for transportation ages ago, which means they are very efficient and safe. Therefore, no worries just enjoy your caravan experience.
What to take with you on your camel?
Please carry as little as possible with you on your camel a small backpack containing essentials may well suffice. Check your pockets for things that could fall out along the way. If you’re carrying a camera please use a camera strap. If you wear contact lenses and it’s an option you may find wearing glasses to be more comfortable due to dust and sand particles.
The camel trekking experience is not about being comfortable, it’s more about living the desert lifestyle and experiencing the thrill of a Caravan.
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