Camel ride in Ksar Ghilane
The camel ride in Ksar Ghilane is one of the activities most requested by visitors. This ride allows you to cross the sand dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see, admire the desert and live like a local.
Is it dromedaries or camels in Tunisia??
Contrary to what is said, there are no camels in Tunisia (2 humps), but camels (1 hump). About 2 to 3 million years ago, the ancestor of the dromedary entered the African continent. However, it was only in the 2nd century BC that man began to interact with it.
The dromedary, called Jmel in Arabic, is also called the ship of the desert. He provided, again, extraordinary help to nomads and peoples of the desert. It is used, among other things, as a means of transport and goods or even for agricultural work, since it can withstand extreme temperatures and survive for weeks without a single drop of water.
It is also prized for its leather, milk, meat and hair which keeps you warm at night. The peoples of the desert also train them for races, very popular events in the East, especially, the annual festival of Douz which takes place in December each year and which attracts many amateurs of camel races.
Camels are majestic animals, known to be very intelligent, patient, endowed with a good memory, but also stubborn and grumpy. The dromedaries move slowly but confidently, and are very high on their legs, which is very pleasant during walks.
Enjoy a camel ride with nomads to experience what the peoples of the desert have been living for millennia. An unforgettable ride for adults and children. A true Saharan experience!
How much does the camel ride in Ksar Ghilane cost??
Like all activities, the price depends on the provider but also on the duration of the ride. For example, here are the most common prices:
1 hour camel ride: 10 euros / 30 dinars:
camel ride in ksar Ghilane is intended for discovery. You will go to the dunes with a nomad to be able to live the experience and admire the landscapes. The one-hour ride is reserved mainly by visitors who take the ksar Ghilane 1 day excursion from Djerba as it is an excursion rich in visits and they do not have time to do more.
A 2-hour camel ride: 20 euros / 60 Dinars:
This walk is rather reserved by visitors who make a circuit or who book the Ksar Ghilane excursion 2 days with a night in a tent. Sleeping there allows you to take your time and enjoy more of the desert and the camels. The walk is especially reserved for sunset time in order to take advantage of this magical moment in the heart of the dunes. During the 2-hour camel ride in Ksar Ghilane, your guide accompanies you across the dunes to the Tisavar fort located about 1 hour from your starting point.