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Maralal International Camel Derby

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Duration

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS

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Tour Type

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Overview

THE MARALAL INTERNATIONAL DERBY

The Maralal International Camel Derby is an annual event and one of the most celebrated festivals in Kenya. The Maralal international camel derby  involves camel racing, cycling, and cultural performances by the Samburu people. This is Kenya’s best known and most prestigious camel race, attracting both local and international competitors.

The event is a major draw for spectators as well as racers and the competition is fierce. The Maralal Camel derby is more than just a race. It is an entertaining festival of fun and local competition that brings this small desert town to life.

Maralal Town is a simple dusty town set on a hillside in Samburu County. It’s a thriving center for the local Samburu as the streets are always busy with passing camels, brightly dressed warriors and traders.

The annual race in Maralal attracts riders and spectators from far and wide. It’s a race for professionals and amateurs alike all vying for first position. Lordstown travel group will take you to experience this cultural wonder at it’s best..

The camel race starts in the center of town, where a mass of heaving, ungainly camels, jostle for their place in history. Some run backwards others off to the side it is a melee of chaos noise excitement and color. The more professional riders manage to race past the line of spectators heading for the finish line.

The town is also bustling with traditional dances and is like a cultural show . This desert town becomes a kaleidoscope of colors and fashion as locals and tourist meet and share cultural experience.

SHORT HISTORY

The competition ragging from 1990 pits the best international jockeys and their camel friends against the reigning Kenyan champions. Experience  unique animals like never before at close rage in a four wheel drive just after the event as you embark to Nairobi.

 

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Itinerary

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DAY 1: NAIROBI - MARALAL
DAY 1: NAIROBI -  MARALAL

Depart Nairobi in the early morning to begin the long drive towards maralal via nyahururu.we stop at Thompson falls to visit the spectacular falls (entry fee at extra cost)we enjoy lunch at a popular restaurant en route and drive on to maralal town.we arrive maralal in the early evening in preparation for camp set up for the camping option and check in to hotel for the hotel option

DAY 2 : MARALAL

After breakfast you will spent the most off your day at the events ground.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel or camp

Day 3: MARALAL

after breakfast
day two at maralal prepare for the days events.visit some stands see what the culture is all about you can do some shopping.partake in the camel ridding event or be a spectator.the activities of the day will keep you busy the whole day,later have lunch that is prepared by the locals giving you a great culinary experience of the local dishes.
later transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4: MARALAL

After breakfast.
prepare for a day of adventure as our driver will take you to nearby attractions.you can opt to visit the community nearby and learn their way of life.the samburu culture is very rich and you will find this authentic lifestyle very interesting.visit the samburu national reserve for a game drive. later in the evening drive back to the hotel/lodge.

DAY 5: MARALAL -NAIROBI

after your breakfast check out from the hotel/lodge and prepare for the long journey to Nairobi
our tour driver will be waiting for you.pass through beautiful land marks on your way with breath taking views.
arrive in Nairobi later in the evening.you can opt to have an over night in nairobi or transfer to the hotel freshen up and prepare for your flight back.
end of safari.

Included/Exclude

  • accommodation at a hotel/resort/lodge of your choice
  • meal plan full board
  • game drive
  • transfers
  • park fee
  • International Flights
  • Personal Items
  • Visa
  • Any other meals not mentioned in the package

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