Samburu International Maralal Camel Derby

The Samburu Maralal Camel Derby is an annual event that takes place in August at Maralal town located in the Northern region of Kenya.

Maralal town is a gateway to the arid and wild plains of the nomadic Samburu tribe of Kenya and beyond.

This year’s Samburu Maralal International Camel Derby takes place from the 24th – 26th August 2012 at Yare Camel Camp in Maralal.

The cultural heritage of the Samburu tribe of the Kenya people takes this event's centre stage. Camels are an integral part of this African native tribe’s day-to-day way of life.

Man Riding A Camel In Maralal Camel Derby - Kenya © Eric Hunsperger


There are many activities taking place at the Maralal Camel Derby. Camel races are one of the highlights of the various races in the activities programme.

Enriching cultural activities are also part of the camel derby and can be an important way of learning more about the native African tribes, inhabiting this region.

Camel safaris are available for those wishing to explore the Samburu tribe culture and way of life and experience it beyond the camel derby.

Yare Camel Camp prides itself in preserving cultural heritage and the Camel Derby gives you this and much more.

The Samburu Maralal International Camel Derby was founded and has been hosted by Yare Camel Camp for over twenty years.

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