Wild Frontiers Camel Safaris

Wild Frontiers Camel Safaris: Our full report

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Wild Frontiers is a pioneering mobile camel safari business that operates in some of the wildest parts of northern Kenya. Helen Douglas-Dufresne’s camel treks are the stuff of Kenyan legend.

Although we haven’t yet had the chance to sample this physically challenging activity, we hear the treks offer huge rewards for those with a little stamina and truly adventurous spirit. The treks are accompanied by warriors and elders from the Samburu community who have trekked with Helen for years and know the terrain and semi-desert environment intimately.

The usual plan is to walk 10–20km per day, while the camels carry everything necessary for overnight fly-camping. There are always one or two riding camels, for those who want to take the weight off their feet for an hour or two, although most people find riding these beasts rather uncomfortable!

Our view

An escorted, walking camel safari is undoubtedly one of the most exciting ways of exploring northern Kenya, and we’re looking forward to spending some time on one of Helen’s camel treks at the earliest opportunity.


Location: Northern Kenya, Kenya

Directions: Access will be determined by your preferences and time constraints.

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Dining style: Group Meals

Dining locations: Outdoor Dining

Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included

Drinks included: Drinks are included on the treks.


Power supply: None

Water supply: Transported in

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Dangerous animals: High Risk


Disabled access: Not Possible

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