Saturday, August 11, 2012

Maralal Camel Derby 2012

As the Olympics wind up, world attention turns to a unique sport offered in Kenya’s Samburu County, the famous Maralal Camel Derby set for 24th – 26th  August at Yare Camel Camp. Through an aggressive market campaign by the Kenya Tourist Board, this year’s event will be one of the biggest ever with camel riders from over 7 countries set to participate.
Maralal, which is about 348kms North of Nairobi, is hot and dry providing a favorable climate for the single humped dromedary camel.
The three-day race will event also include camel ride competition for amateurs and pros as well as Tri-camel-thon, 10km fun run, 5km run for the physically challenged, bike races, and donkey rides.

More on the Derby visit the event website

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