Going on a camel safari seems more glamorous than it actually is. When looking at photographs one thinks of Lawrence of Arabia and the Queen of Sheba. In essence, camels have terrible breath, their farts smell bad and they are very uncomfortable to sit on for hours on end. Riding through the desert can be tedious and monotonous, especially when you book a multi day safari in the Thar Desert of India.
However, going on a camel safari can also be an amazing opportunity for incredible photographs. There is nothing more amazing than eating a meal cooked over an open flame and sleeping under the stars with your saddle for a pillow. The sand dunes are stunning and coming upon a village and meeting people who welcome you into their homes is what travel is all about.
It is these opportunities that make people fantasize about taking a camel safari into the desert. So let’s not burst anyone’s bubble here and pretend that riding a camel in the desert is just as glamorous as this photograph makes it seem to be.
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