You’re in the right place for the ultimate wilderness adventure, with camels, in the Australian Outback!
If you’re wild about being wild in the wilderness then we have the perfect nature based holiday for you! Only a handful of people will ever get to go on a trip like this or simply have the guts to do one in the first place – that makes you truly unique for being here, which calls for a unique holiday… Our 5 day outback camel treks are for the adventurer at heart – that’s you right!? Your mind will be blown away with the amazing scenery, the camp food, great company, the trekking and of course our camels – now they are something else! 5 days on a camel trek with us we will give you the best, most unforgettable outdoor living experience in the great (really great) outdoors. Our pack camels adore human contact, they will become one of the best trekking companions you’ve ever had. Oh, and the a-mazing sunsets… you won’t be able to stop snapping pics!
Let the city wash out of you, connect back to nature, re-charge your batteries and fall head over heals in love with our camels on a 5 day camel trekking safari!
You’ll get hands on experience with our trekking camels, be part of our trekking routine (and family) everyday, grooming, loving and packing the camels so we can discover and trek through land that’s only about 800 million years old (only)!
The fun, relaxation, laughter, good food, amazing scenery, comfy swags (bed-rolls), adventure and so much more! We’ll exceed your expectations on our TOP NOCH (aka “Premier”) Outback Camel Safaris in the Australian Outback!
We ‘get’ adventurous people like you!
You’re not the type who can laze around under a palm tree for 5 days. You’ve got to be doing things, discovering new things, going on adventures, being inspired by nature and making every moment count. You’re our kinda people!
Your life calls for the extra-ordinary holiday with a difference, something daring, outrageously fun, adventurous and that special “you’re crazy” reaction you get from friends and family when you tell them what you’re doing.
WARNING: Only for adventurous souls! We want to share our magnificent camels with you (yes you!) and show you around the 800 million year old land on one of our outback camel treks. GET A FEEL OF WHAT ITS LIKE ON A CAMEL TREK WITH US. watch below (it’s short)…
WHAT YOU GET ON CAMEL TREK WITH US…
- 1 nights stay at Almerta Station’s Outback Accomodation on night prior to trek (Sunday) plus a home style hearty meal.
- All Meals Included: x 5 dinners, 5 lunches x 5 breakfasts – all fresh food! (Vegetarians/special diets catered for too)
- Fun, adventurous, experienced and gentle cameleers (camel handlers). We own and operate all parts of our business. It’s important to us that any camel experience you have with us is an unforgettable one!
- Campfire cooking under the stars while on camel trek. We cook with the smell of campfire smoke in our noses… Mmmmm…This is what creates memories! We cook the type of meals that nourish and fill you right up .
- Hands on experience and bonding with our pack camels. Yes, HANDS ON! You will become a cameleer over the 5 days you spend with us. We’re a camel trekking operation that wants you to have a personal experience with camels. We want YOU to get to get to know our camels as they’ll want to get to know you too.
- Sleeping under stars: Quality, comfy, cozy swags (bed rolls) for sleeping under the stars (also Tents in the advent of rain). Forget 5 stars we’ve got gazillion stars! Nothing compares to falling to sleep under and open skies and shooting stars.
- Exploration: We never take the same path twice. We’re always covering new ground to explore and see nature as we find it – magical! Most of the time we too are seeing things for the first time. True explorers through and through, will you be an explorer with us?
- Different campsites each night: the ultimate way to experience of the outback is staying on the move. Each night on camel trek we will be at different locations to give you the FULL wilderness experience.
- Large expanses of land and blue skies – not a tourist in sight, a moment to enjoy & treasure forever!
— 2017 — Outback Camel Treks Dates:
- September Camel Trek 25th – 29th (excludes 1 nights accommodation and dinner- night prior to trek)
— 2018 — Outback Camel Trek Dates:
- May 14th – 18th
- August 20th – 24th (Breath of The Outback, Yoga Camel Trek, Price point varies – All inclusive)
Our July Outback Camel Trek will be an extended 16 day Desert Camel Expedition trekking to the famous Lake Eyre. If this extended camel trek interests you more please click HERE We’ve made payment easy. You only pay $399 upfront to secure your place(s). Remainder due 30 days prior to trek date. Total cost $1997 fully catered camel trek. Remember – we only offer 8 places per camel trek, so get in quick. Camel Trek through the outback, just as you’ve always dreamed of. You’ll be amazed by the endless outback skies, night and day and of course the red dirt that’s only seen on the famous Australian outback!
WHAT DOES EACH DAY LOOK LIKE?
Day 1 begins with a welcoming campfire and yummy shared breakfast (did someone say FRESH damper with melted butter!?). We take you through a briefing on camel trekking safety procedures and protocols for leaving ‘no trace’ as we enter the wilderness and tread lightly with the camels. We teach you basic cameleering (camel handling) skills and you even get your own camel to bond with for the week! After we’ve worked together to saddle and pack the camels we trek to far out and unfamiliar locations discovering parts of the outback that have never been seen before (because most people use cars, not camels). We never take the same path twice… Actually there are no paths! The days are relaxingly and consistent with the smell of campfire and freshly baked damper for breakfast. You’ll become a shepherd of the camels as they munch on their tucker for an hour or so in the morning (a good time for thinking and watching the camel behavior, in our humble option). The camel train is lead back to camp ready to be groomed, saddled and packed with all our gear ready for another day of camel trekking, exploring and absorbing in the diverseness of the Australian Outback on an Outback Camel Safari. Be prepared to trek up to 5-10+km per day. Our camel treks are more about the experience rather than the miles (although we can cater to gun ho trekkers). We trek across diverse land, spotting wildlife, wild flowers and enjoy conversations with like-minded people (no one has ever wanted to go home from bad company – see below). THEN….we stop at a new location to share a healthy and hearty lunch (fresh food!) and then get on our way to find the perfect location for a good night camp with the camels for unforgettable sunsets, expanse of the night sky and the perfect sunrise to greet the day…Ahhhhh…..
— 2017 — Outback Camel Treks Dates:
August (Yoga) Camel Trek 14th – 18th (booked out!)
September Camel Trek 25th – 29th
— 2018 — Outback Camel Trek Dates:
May 14th – 18th
August 20th – 24th (Yoga Camel Trek).
Our July Outback Camel Trek will be an extended 16 day Desert Camel Expedition trekking to the famous Lake Eyre. If this extended camel trek interests you more please click HERE
We’ve made payment easy. You only pay $399 upfront to secure your place(s). Remainder due 30 days prior to trek date. Total cost $1997 fully catered.
You’d be pleased to hear that we are a non riding camel trek, that means no unnecessary discomforts associated with sitting in a saddle all day long. Truthfully though, the reason we don’t offer camel riding on our outback camel safaris is because we have seen that people get so much more value from our camel trips, the camel experience and the outback when they walk. You become one with nature and begin to form a high appreciation for the simplest things. Most of all, our beautiful and loyal camels carry all our supplies in true Australian camel expedition style. We trek with camels without vehicle backup, meaning we’re with the camels and the wilderness which is SIMPLICITY at it’s best! Exactly what makes every camel trekker rave about their unique adventure holiday with us.
WHERE DO WE RUN OUR OUTBACK CAMEL SAFARIS?
We’re lucky enough to be trekking with camels on Almerta Station, in the Southern Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Why did we choose this station out of the 100’s of other Stations (aka massive expanses of farming land) in Australia? Well, firstly we loved the name ‘Almerta’ because it’s native aboriginal language meaning ‘Pretty Place’ or ‘Running Water’. Running water in the outback? YEP! Another reason we love Almerta is the natural springs scattered around the station.
HOW CAN YOU JOIN A CAMEL TREK (SIGN UP)?
That’s us below, Russell and Tara (with Euco and Syhid), your camel trekking guides. You can read more about us HERE
We ‘A’ Your ‘Qs’ (FAQ)
What if I don’t like it?
If you’ve read this far we’re sure you will love an Outback Camel Trek! Guaranteed! You wouldn’t be here on this page if you wouldn’t enjoy one of our camel safaris.
Will the camels spit and bite?
Not unless you want them too!? Seriously tho, camels are not as bad as the media portrays (or others tell you). We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised and go home bragging to all your friends and family about how amazing the camels were/are. Camels only ‘spit’ and bite out of the fear of the unknown. Out trekking camels are very experienced with people and adore that human connection.
What is a Swag?
A swag is the most comfortable nights sleep you’ll ever have! They are basically a bed all rolled up that the camels carry on top of their saddles (see in some of our pictures).
You know, we’ve had people on our trips who suffer from insomnia and they SLEPT in our swags! No joke!
How far do we walk each day?
Not far really, when you think about the original Australian cameleers who walked 50-60km per day! We’re very much mini scale. Be prepared for 5-10km/day. This all depends on your [and the rest of the group’s] ability. Having fun & adventure is the aim!
I’ve never been around camels before, will I be okay?
Yes! We’re here to help you understand the camels and instruct you on simple handling techniques. Come with an open mind and you’ll be fine.
What’s the difference between you & other camel safari outfits?
We 100% for following your heart and what feels good for you. Yes there are other camel trek operations out there and if you prefer them over us, go for it! We’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but we hope to be yours (since you’re still reading this).
Can I bring my dog/cat?
No, not unless you want them to get hold of bait. It’s in their best interest, they’ll be much safer at home.
What kind of food do we eat?
Really yummy, cooked fresh food! You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the food you get to eat. It’s fresh, it’s yummy, it’s healthy and it’s very filling. Oh AND it’s NOT dehydrated, tasteless packaged food.
How much water can I drink?
As much as you need. The camels happily carry all our food and water for us. We always bring more than needed.
Will it be hot?
Depends on the time of the year. Generally tho it should be quite pleasant because we only operate in the winter months (May-August). We say to come with layered clothing – it’s the bees knees!
Who are you guys anyway?
We’re glad you asked, because it would be weird to go on a camel trek in the outback (think Wolf Creek) without knowing who you’re going with. Read about us HERE
Camel Trekking Group Bookings of 6+ people & Speciality charters Some of our speciality groups that join us regularly for a good ol’ camel safari:
- Yoga Camel Treks
- Artists (landscape) Treks
- Family Reunion Treks
- Religious group treks
- Friends reunion treks
- Birthday celebration treks
- Photographer Treks
- Healing Retreat treks
- Youth Treks (Youth Camel Camp)
- Self development treks
- Team building and corporate treks
- Individuals wanting an adventure
- Opportunities are endless, contact us to discuss an idea.
Group Intensive: $150 discount per person, group leader comes for free. Group (8+ people)
THE STARS OF THE SHOW …(SOME OF) OUR PACK CAMEL’S PROFILES
Taggles is a thinker and he loves trekking, seeing new things and exploring. When watching him from a distance, you can almost hear him think. He is a great team player and loves comforting words. During quiet times with Taggles, don’t be surprised if he places his head on your shoulder, or has a nibble of your hat.
Camilla RIP, is absolutely full of love & kindness, but takes awhile to build trust with humans due to her past. She’s one of the very special camels in our herd that we trust for our children to handle, she wouldn’t hurt a fly! Careful consideration is required as to her past, she has many fears that she needs to overcome. All very doable with lots of love and kindness. She has already been the topic of many conversations and is soon to release her own mp3 ringtone! When it’s not trekking season she is semi-retired and acts as our camel farm’s midwife – nurturing our pregnant cows and keeping them safe.
Syhid is quite possibly one of the nicest animals you’ll ever come across in life. His personality oozes with love and respect. Everyone who encounters a safari with Syhid will instantly fall in love with him. Being the second in charge of the herd, he is well loved by all. A magnificent camel and a terrific friend.
Queen Sheba. We often think that her nickname should be “Gamel”, which is Arabic for Beautiful and Camel. This beautiful camel was rescued by some very genuinely caring folk who also rescued donkeys. Queen Sheba is now on a learning curve to become a part of the herd and learn how to be a camel (not a donkey). She is a terrific example of a camel who has known nothing but love, kindness and a gentle touch. A very affectionate camel which is eveident to all those that come in contact with her!