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Activities at Our Camp

Activities

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Camel rides

The Camel has been a mainstay of desert life for thousands of years and is an essential activity for your desert experience. Once used to ferry precious cargo from Thar Desert Silk Route to the trading ports of the India & Pakistan, they are now your sturdy “all terrain vehicles” for getting around in the desert. With a bit of assistance from your guides, you'll soon be slipping into the pace of the caravan – at leisure to take in the spectacle and silent grandeur of the desert as you ride across the dunes.

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4 x 4 WD Driving

For those who love crave action, let our expert drivers take you off-road in one of our Jeep & Gypsy 4X4 vehicles. Buckle up and be ready for a wild ride though the dunes.

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Entertainment

It seems that a love of music and storytelling runs through the veins of everyone in desert – and our guides are no exception. Join us for our nightly campfires – full of song and rhythms of the desert. By the end of your visit you'll be drumming and signing along!

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Guided Walks

It might appear that not a lot happens in the desert, but the reality is different. It’s not exactly teeming with life, but your guide will show and explain to you all sorts of interesting things…be it fauna, flora, bird and insect life and the dunes themselves. Guided walks are of about 2 hours’ duration, but can be tailor-made according to your interests.Our two hour guided walks are very popular with our guests – but you may also arrange to have longer or shorter walks during your stay.

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Picnic at the oasis

The oasis, which is 7 km from the camp, is a beautiful spot for a tranquil lunch.

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Picnic in the dunes

You can have a long and relaxing lunch in the dunes, under the shelter of a Khejri tree.

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Sandboarding

This is a particularly strenuous activity involving walking up a sand dune for 15 minutes and sliding down for 30 seconds. It’s akin to snowboarding, without the lifts. It’s huge fun.Don't be intimidated! No experience is needed to take advantage of this unique desert adventure – just determination. It's a heart pumping workout and amazing fun – running up the dunes and surfing your way down. The fine desert sand makes the perfect “wave” - and a great cushion for your landing.

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Sundowners

Relaxation area near the top of the dunes. It’s a great place to watch the sunset and just immerse yourself in the vistas, the tranquillity and the special light at dusk.

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Sleeping Under the Stars

With no light pollution, the night sky is very clear.Our camp is far away from the bright lights of city – and perfect for viewing the night sky. As the clear sky slips to a deep inky blue, the stars and planets shine like diamonds scattered across the Universe. You'll easily spend hours – amazed by what you've been missing.

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Desert Photography

The breathtaking desert landscape is perfect for both the professional and amateur photographer. Its actually quite difficult to take a bad picture here – especially at sunrise and sunset. Our guides will be happy to make suggestions for times and places where you can take wonderful photos – so you can remember fond memories and plan to visit us again!

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Lunch or Tea with the family

The warmth and hospitality of the Marwari people is legendary. If you would like to have the unique experience of true native immersion, we can arrange a visit to one of the local families. Our guides will be happy to go over a few bits Marwari etiquette so your experience is an absolute joy.

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Walking

If you are looking to challenge your physical fitness, few will argue that climbing across the dunes makes for an amazing workout. It is also just a lot of fun! If you plan to venture out for a long walk out of range of the camp, please request an escort with a Berber guides. It is very easy to get lost in an unfamiliar terrain. Never forget to bring water – it is available at all times