Did you know that the average life span of a camel is 40-50 years? Or that they can run as fast at 40 mph in short burst? Or that the hump doesn’t actually store water, but is a fatty deposit? Camels are fascinating desert dwellers that are physiologically adapted for heat. They only need to drink once every 10 days. It’s crazy!
Whitney anticipated the camel trek into the Sahara most out of the whole trip. It had been a lifelong dream of hers to ride in a desert caravan. We rode camels to a Berber camp where we stayed the night. The ride was about 1 ½ hours each way and took place over sunset and sunrise. I must say, riding a camel is incredibly uncomfortable and I was more than happy to be off the poor animal.
The Berber camp was very mystical with its white tents and walls of blankets, and pathways of carpets over desert dunes. It was quite comfortable and provided an unreal dark night sky for stargazing.
The camel trek was definitely bucket list material. I am so happy that Whitney enjoyed the ride as much as she had hoped. It was her favorite part of our trip, by far.