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a Camel trek from Ksar Ghilane - a desert
This is an
introductory camel trek for everyone from families to experienced
walkers and campers. Everyone has their own camel so can chose
to walk or ride. Most people will chose a mix and will, for example,
walk for an hour, then ride for an hour. This is a wonderful desert
experience if you are comfortable camping. We are completely alone
and isolated for most of the time. Mobile phones don't work either.
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FOOD: We eat fresh-cooked bread (cooked 2 or 3 times a day), healthy salads at midday and evening meals of pasta, couscous or meat and vegetable stews. There is coffee and tea at mealtimes and unlimited bottled water at all times.
EVENINGS: are spent relaxing, talking, learning Arabic, local songs and music (our guides carry drums and flutes), and dancing. And eating a delicious meal.
WASHING: There is a very limited amount of water for eg handwashing. Ask for our kit list for more information.
TRAVEL: We take care of everything Djerba - Djerba (sometimes spelt "JERBA" on english websites). You are responsible for arranging your own travel to/from Djerba, to arrive in time for the transfer.
4WD transfers: We use modern 4WD vehicles for all transfers and to get as far as possible into the "real" desert. We avoid walking in the stony desert as much as possible.
MARZOUGUI GUIDES: Our nomad guides
have become my personal friends. They are extremely welcoming
and gentle with all travellers. They know the desert like the
back of their hand and are happy to share their expertise at living
off the land. They speak Arabic, and some French and will be delighted
to teach you Arabic.
DATES: Easter >> email Adventure treks for more information.
Date palms - with the dates ripe for eating, straight from the tree.
We sleep under the stars, or in a large communal Bedouin tent. Thick foam mattresses and blankets are provided, you just need a 3-season sleeping bag.
At these times of year there are no bugs or scorpions
to bother us and we can walk safely in bare feet or in sandals or
ask us for a detailed list
These treks are graded B; they are in the heat and soft sand.
Camel riding is comfortable, once you get the hang of it!
We camp out each night and eat together from a single bowl.
There are no toilets and limited washing facilities - wet wipes are great.
2 people sharing a twin room with shower in a 4-star hotel for 2 nights and in an underground guest-house for 1 night.
6 nights camping in the desert.
A single room supplement of about 30€ is no problem if you prefer.
What is included:
Your own Arabian camel, all accomodation, all breakfasts, lunches (days 2-9), all evening meals and all transport & transfers.
What is NOT included:
Flights to Djerba. All alcoholic drinks, insurance, any medical costs, postcards and presents. Lunches on days 1 & 10. Travel into Djerba for shopping etc on day 9.
>For international flights to Tunisia look at Air Tunis www.tunisair.com.tn once they are online.
And www.airfrance.com, or British Airways, Lufthansa and Swissair have flights to Djerba, or try www.cheapflights.com
>For domestic flights between eg Tunis and Djerba, look at Air Tunis www.tunisair.com.tn then ask us to book this for you - our agents in Tunisia can book this much easier than can you or your travel agent.
Extra days - guide prices: If you
would like to stay on longer we can arrange this for you. For example,
additional nights in the same 4-star hotels as we use are, for 2 people
sharing a twin room with shower (for half-board):
DOUZ: £30 per person, single supplement £15.
DJERBA: £30 per person, single supplement £15.
KSAR GHILANE: £50 per person, single supplement £30.