"Maralal International Camel Derby" Top 5 Page for this destination Kenya Sports & Outdoors Tip by sachara

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by sachara

Maralal is internationally known because of its annual world famous camelrace. In the second weekend of August spectators from all over the world come to Maralal. The Yare Safaris Maralal Lodge is the lively central point, from where the races will start.

The camelrace is inaugurated in 1990 as a sporting event. Recently also cycle races are added. All kind of visitors come to Maralal, like people from the neighbouring farming communities, ranchers, school groups, but also international press and television crews and adventureous people from all over the world.

There are races for professionals, semi-professionnals and amateurs. You can try it you self. Allready amateurs from about 30 countries participated in the races. I saw also some Dutch particpants.

Equipment: It's possible to hire a camel in Maralal.

Address: Yare Safaris Maralal Lodge PO box 281 Maralal
Directions: 4 Km south of Maralal
Maralal is about 350 north of Nairobi

othercontact: yare@africaonline.uk.ke
Phone: 254 368 2295
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Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 12, 2004
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