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Camel-Trekking at Sasaab, Samburu

There’s something about Kenya; somewhere where dreams unfold, experiences are once in a life time and the greatest memories are made. My trip to Kenya, confirmed that I’d fallen under the spell of East Africa; both enchanted and utterly in love.
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There is nothing quite like the sheer and rugged beauty that I saw here; dusty paths, shallow waters and distant hills.luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-202luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-204
A short walk from Sasaab led us to our ride for the day…a caravan of camels. By the way who knew that ‘caravan’ was the collective noun for camels?!luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-205
I’d ridden a camel before but a long time ago and never right on their back….not going to lie I was a little nervous. luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-207luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-208
As the camel stands up they jolt forward so you have to hold on tight to avoid falling off head first…luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-209
But once we’d got our groove it really wasn’t so bad…luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-211
If you’ve never ridden a camel before, I do warn you that the wobble as they walk so it does feel a little precarious but I still felt pretty safe. luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-212
And as the hot African sun beat down on my bare legs, I felt another pinch me moment. I couldn’t quite believe we were trekking across Samburu on the back of the camel.luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-213luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-215
And then something rather unexpected happened…luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-217 luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-219
A huge herd of elephants appeared in our path…
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Slowly walking across the dusty ground…
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Our guides thought it best if we climbed off the camels and drove us to the the bottom of the hill that would end our trek. luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-223 luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-224
Once there we clambered up a steep, rocky hillside and I realised was definitely wearing the wrong shoes…luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-225luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-226luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-227 luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-228
But it was worth it to be greeted by this incredible view!luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-4
For this holiday I’d said goodbye to the trapping of London life and didn’t once blow dry my hair or wear heels. Of course, it was pretty liberating…luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-230luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-231
And it’s safe to say…
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We felt on top of the world!!
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Our guides opened up their cool box and poured us a glass of sparkling wine to drink as we watched the sun glinting off the mountains in the distance. luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-237 luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-238 luxury-hotel-review-sasaab-samburu-242
And they started up a fire, cooking up some delicious sausages to nibble on. Honestly, eating sausages and drinking champagne in the wilderness was the most amazing luxury and we felt so happy and relaxed.
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And enjoying views so wide that they go on forever…

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We were kindly hosted by Sasaab and The Safari Collection for two nights complimentary on an all-inclusive basis. Transfers, taxes and park fees were covered by us.