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Old 03-04-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Anybody here ever been camel trekking in Morocco? My wife has decided that should be our next vacation so we started doing research and it looks like a lot of fun. I thought I would include my fellow jeepers opinions in part of the research so if any of y'all have been let me know what you thought of it and any advice you might have for me.

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Old 03-04-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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?? iv never ridden a camel in my life or ever heard of any of my friends doing it. Is it somewhat similar to horseback riding? that iv done. Sounds like alotta fun tho man.

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I haven't been in morocco but I did go in turkey about 3 years ago. I'm sure there are obvious geographical differences but I found riding a camel pretty weird, at least compared to a horse. Horses feel far more stable than a camel. I kept feeling like we were going to fall over, even though the guide said it would be fine. Overall though still an amazing experience.
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Ever watch that show Expedition Impossible? The camels they all rode in Morocco were STUBBORN...and if you weren't firmly in control of them, they'd toss you off.

I'll stick with 4x4 vehicles/atv's....lol
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What I learned of camels in the Egyptian Sahara -

#1 - They are EF'n scary, mean s.o.b.'s.
#2 - A desert is no place to spend a vacation, especially on a camel. I'm only guessing that Morocco is desert-like.
#3 - They are the dirtiest thing in the world. 2nd dirtiest thing is the guy that owns the camel.
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What I learned of camels in the Egyptian Sahara -

#1 - They are EF'n scary, mean s.o.b.'s.
#2 - A desert is no place to spend a vacation, especially on a camel. I'm only guessing that Morocco is desert-like.
#3 - They are the dirtiest thing in the world. 2nd dirtiest thing is the guy that owns the camel.
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What I learned of camels in the Egyptian Sahara -

#1 - They are EF'n scary, mean s.o.b.'s.
#2 - A desert is no place to spend a vacation, especially on a camel. I'm only guessing that Morocco is desert-like.
#3 - They are the dirtiest thing in the world. 2nd dirtiest thing is the guy that owns the camel.
Laurence didn't likem in Arabia--so you shouldn't likem in Morocco-

They are good in sand !

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Old 03-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #8
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I have ridden one when I was in Dubai and yes they are dirty almost as dirty as their handler The wife seems pretty dead set on doing this so I think well compromise and do two or three days of camel stuff in the Sahara and then the rest of the time will be spent in the cities and maybe near the seas. I havent been to Africa yet so this looks like it could be a good trip.
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Ya gotta go find and watch the old Lawrence of Arabia movie before you go which will really get you in the mood and show you lots of cool camel riding scenes. I finally watched it all the way through this past week on late night TV and the scenes of everyone riding or messing around with the camels were highly entertaining. One funny scene was when for revenge, two kids in the local Bedouin tribe poked a stick into a camel's rear-end that a rude British officer was riding and made the camel take off with the British officer holding on for dear life afterwards.
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Ya gotta go find and watch the old Lawrence of Arabia movie before you go which will really get you in the mood and show you lots of cool camel riding scenes. I finally watched it all the way through this past week on late night TV and the scenes of everyone riding or messing around with the camels were highly entertaining. One funny scene was when for revenge, two kids in the local Bedouin tribe poked a stick into a camel's rear-end that a rude British officer was riding and made the camel take off with the British officer holding on for dear life afterwards.
Sounds good Ive never watched that all the way through Ill have to do it. Hopefully nonone pokes my camel in the rear while Im on it, that would not be fun

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