Let's say this up front:
Riding a camel is one of the most uncomfortable experiences you can imagine.
Now that that's out of the way, we should also tell you that riding a camel is fantastically fun and bound to be one of your favorite memories from your trip to sun set over the Awash Gorge. Camel riding is one of the most unlikely and wonderful things you'll find yourself doing.
We identified three routes that guests can follow the treks:
1. From Awash Falls Lodge ride upstream through the campsite area taking you directly to the Kereyu village here one can visit the traditional values of the nearby communities including their housing, their dressing cods, and life style. It is about 2km with 30 min ride.
2. The second route for camel trekking is the other side of the Awash river in front of the Lodge, scanning the view of the Gorge through the cliffs looking across of the parallel view of the rift being from the top of your camel is a fantastic experience ever.
Long trip has also been organized following downstream of the Awash river up to western top Gorge of this river.
It's best to know certain things before you embark on your journey, however. In an effort to educate the future camel-riders of the world, we present the following list of tips, in no particular order, on how to survive a camel ride:
- Do what your guide tells you. Camels are not horses. Mounting a camel is entirely different from mounting a horse, and it demands your courage and patience.
- Wear long pants and socks. The motion of the camel causes your pants to creep slowly up your calves, exposing your legs to the sun, sand and camel. Make sure you're slathered in sunscreen, and wear socks to prevent any contact itchiness that may occur.
- Bring a camera and/or iPod, but make sure they're tethered…You're on a camel so of course you want pictures. Make sure you've got both tied to you.Then you will have life memory photos.