Camel Derby Marathon
The Maralal Camel Derby is an annual event, held midyear just outside of Maralal town. This is Kenya’s best known and most prestigious camel race, attracting both local and international competitors. The event is a major draw for spectators as well as racers, and the competition is fierce.
Many local professional camel racers come to compete each year. Some of the finest racing camels are seen in town during the race period. The race is a great social event, and the major event on the Maralal Calendar.
Both competitors and visitors to Maralal join in the festivities in and around town. The atmosphere in town on race day is electric and entertaining.
A cycling race is also now held concurrently with the derby, with mountain bikes racing over a demanding course. The cycle race also attracts its share of dedicated professionals on world class bikes, as well as local amateurs on bikes that in some cases never see the end of the race.
The Maralal Camel derby is more than just a race. It is an entertaining festival of fun and local competition that brings this small desert town to life.
Camping & meals
Dinner and breakfast will be provided, You will cater for your own lunch, There will be a food court running for the duration of the event. We shall camp Campsite in 2 man tents sharing.
DeparturePlease arrive by 6:00 am in Westlands for a prompt departure at 6:30 am
Departure TimeApproximately 6:30 AM.
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket, shorts, sandles.
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