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 Save a Camel | Ride or Walk with a Rescue


Sophie Matterson | Karen-Jane Ellis | Jessica Clark | Gordon Best Photography


Save a Camel | Ride or Walk with a Rescue
Camels, the chariots who opened Australia's Outback are today considered feral pests, tracked and shot.
Come meet the lucky ones. 

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 Trip Advisor 2017, 2018 and 2019

Certificate of Excellence


2006 South Australia Best Tour Operator Award

2021 / 2016 Finalist South Australian Best Adventure Tourism Business


2017 South Australian Tourism Award Silver Medalists 

2018 South Australian Tourism Awards Finalists 

Adventure and Eco-Tourism 

Listed in S.A's Top 100 Bucket List Experiences 

Meet Australia's premier, and most experienced camel riding trek company, located in the visually stunning landscape of the Far North Flinders Ranges of South Australia.

We are leading the global tourism industry in responsible animal tourism, providing a home for camels that would have otherwise been shot, or destroyed for meat consumption. We strive to make a positive difference to each individual camels life, and provide them with a safe desert refuge. Our vision is for a world where tourism is kind to animals and allows people to enjoy interacting in a positive natural environment.

If you're looking for a unique experience with an accredited, award winning company you can trust, one that puts it's camels and clients equally at the centre of it's universe, then we invite you to come on board, let us do what we do best, showcasing the incredible Flinders Ranges. Living and working with camels is what we've been doing for over 25 years.

The rugged, weathered peaks, red sand dunes and river red gum lined rocky creek beds of the Flinders Ranges in outback South Australia form dramatic and beautiful landscapes. Soak up the true beauty of this region on a 4, 5 or 9 day fully catered camel trek.

Cameleers offer guests a finely tuned break-away for the young and young at heart. There is no age limit for guests to participate with the camels and campfire activities. It's also possible to learn camel husbandry skills and get involved. 

Along with our experienced cameleers, guests will meet international horse experienced assistants completing internships and learning about camels. Languages spoken frequently include French, German,and Spanish along with accents from Ireland, the U.K and U.S.A. These people are youthful and excited to be here with you, helping in whatever way they can as cameleer assistants.

A typical trekking day looks like:

  • Mornings begin with hot water available for tea & coffee with sunrise
  • Breakfast options are served following sunrise for 1 - 2 hours

  • Cameleers release camels for shepherding at sunrise

  • Camels enjoy several hours of eating; great light for photography

  • Guests are welcome to assist with shepherding camels every morning & afternoon

  • After breakfast camp shift crew take all luggage and guests depart with camels

  • Cameleers bring camels in for brushing and saddling post breakfast

  • Guests are welcome to watch, learn and participate

  • Camels are ready to journey after saddling, trekking to our next campsite

  • Guests can choose to walk, ride or travel with the base camp crew

  • We always have vehicle back up for guests who wish to have a lazy day

  • Camels walk at the slow speed of 4 - 5 km's per hour, eating along the way

  • Cameleers and guests rest for a picnic style lunch half-way

  • Camels, cameleers and guests arrive at a new campsite in the late afternoon

  • Cameleers remove camel's saddles and blankets, guests are welcome to assist

  • Cameleers shepherd the camels before tethering them for the evening, guests are welcome to assist with these activities; great time of the day for photography

  • Cameleers prepare the evening meal, collect wood and light the campfire

  • Evening yarns under a thousand stars, new friendships, lots of laughs

  • Treks are well staffed with helpful cameleers; guests can choose their level of participation, from being totally catered to, or becoming an assistant cameleer!

Daily distance travelled:

  • The distance we explore varies between 8 - 15km depending on the terrain, weather conditions and available camel feed at the spot we choose to camp each night 

  • Camels move at a slow walking speed which is a comfortable riding pace, frequently stopping at their favourite bushes to snack on the move 

  • Unlike riding a horse which requires a reasonable amount of rider alertness and balance, riding a camel is easy

  • Many guests like to combine riding and walking; some bush walk the entire time, whilst others ride the entire time ... the choice is happily yours

  • Repeat trekkers recommend wearing bicycle pants underneath a longer pant for extra comfort. The desert is rich with flora and fauna, and being perched up high on the camels allows a grand opportunity for observation 

  • The camel strings stops for a picnic lunch, which allows for easy switching between riding and walking if desired

Some of our travel features include:

  • Book now with a 20% deposit; full final payment is due 10 days prior to scheduled trek departure date

  • Discounts for repeat guest trekkers, groups, South Aussies and Aussies

  • We offer extended journeys in Australia, Mongolia, India, Morocco and Turkey

  • ​​​On Australian camel treks cameleers offer afternoon snacks upon arrival, followed by the evening meal; thereafter all meals are included concluding with breakfast on the morning of departure 

  • Generous meal portions including breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as unlimited access to fresh fruit and clean drinking water

  • Coffee, assorted teas and cordial are provided with dairy/alternative milks

  • Walk or ride atop our magnificent camels with padded seats for maximum comfort

  • With advance notification we can cater for all dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, gluten /egg / nut and dairy free diets.  

  • Clean and comfortable camping equipment

  • Tidy, private toilet tents and toiletries

  • Comfortable camping in spacious deluxe swags

  • Generous staff-guest ratio combining cameleers and internship support

  • Small sized trekking groups

  • Evening campfires with comfortable camp chairs

  • All meals are cooked over the camp fire in cast iron cookware

  • Return transfers are available from Adelaide airport, Adelaide CBD accommodation, or meet the bus at 6.45am at the Adelaide Central Bus Station. Travel in comfort with Genesis Tour and Charter. They’ll deliver you to our location and pick you up at the completion of the trek. 


For your safety and security we travel with:

  • Satellite phones and EPIRB safety units

  • UHF handsets and location relevant maps

  • Global navigation devices

  • A comprehensive Royal Flying Doctor medical chest

  • First aid kits and toiletries in our day packs

  • All terrain back-up vehicles

  • Senior cameleers have first aid training

  • Adherence to best practice safety standards​​ 

Return Transfers:

Return transfers are available from Adelaide airport, Adelaide CBD accommodation, or meet the bus at 6.45am at the Adelaide Central Bus Station. Travel in comfort with Genesis Tour and Charter. They’ll deliver you to our location and pick you up at the completion of the trek.   

Contact ph: (08) 8552 4000 ~ Email: genesis@genesistransport.com.au



If you're ready to book click on our Book Now page, pick your trek and follow the booking prompts. Remember to enter a discount code if you're eligible.

Our cameleers have created the above PDFs to help with your inquiry. 


We live almost entirely off-line in nature trekking with our charismatic camels, and responding to emails between April - October can be a real challenge.

We encourage you to read the above PDFs, visit this websites Question and Location pages. If you still require assistance please contact us completing the form below, and we will do our best to respond when next in the office.

We hope to meet you soon!

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