Thursday, June 24, 2010

Camel trekking

This seems like such a great adventure, and so affordable, that I thought I'd post it just as received. I don't know Amanda and John personally, but Bobong Campsite on their Ol Maisor Ranch (north of Rumuruti) has a very good reputation and it's refreshing to find a place in Laikipia that is aimed at travellers on a budget. As well as the camel safaris, you can camp at Bobong for Ksh500 or have a banda for Ksh4000.

Dear all,
I'm not sure how many of you received this before. If you have its just a
reminder as the time comes closer. If not its just to let you know about
this opportunity if anyone is interested in this or has any friends looking for something special to do.

If anyone would like further information please get back to us for more details.

We have camels heading north and are looking for groups to help cover the
costs of getting them to their destinations.

Departure dates and points, and the route taken, can be flexible with in
reason but otherwise will be as follows:

Depart Bobong heading to either Karpedo in the Suguta valley, or Akoret on
the east side of Tiati Range, arriving at the destination not later than 17
August, therefore departing from Bobong not later than 7 August. Can be
earlier depending on departure point and walking speed.

The camels will be at the North end of Lake Baringo or at Roberts camp on 27
August ready to depart for Bobong, 29th or 30th August. The return route to
Bobong, and timing, is flexible.

Cost: 2000/- per person per day. Max number of people is 10.

This does not include: food or drinks, tents or bedding, equipment, camp
fees where necessary, Reserve fees if in Bogoria, personal effects, Flying
Doctor Insurance cover. You get the use of 16/18 camels and their handler guides.
You do not have to feed the guides.

Kind regards

John and Amanda Perrett,
Bobong & Ol Maisor Camels,
P.O. Box 5,
Rumuruti 20321,

Tel: +254(0)62-2032718,
Mobile (SMS only): +254(0)735-243075/
+254 (0)722 936177

Info about Ol Maisor from Laikipia Tourism