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L to R: Guests watches as a zoologist interacts with the newest additions, the New Guinea singing dogs. One of the newest baby camels at Camel Safari. (L to R: Photo courtesy: Amelia Blaire Photo; Camel Safari)
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A variety of photogenic animal encounters and tours have been added to Camel Safari’s desert ranch experience. Operating on 176 acres under wide-open desert skies 80 minutes north of Las Vegas, guests can choose from the Feed With A Keeper Safari, Day Glamp Camp Safari and VIP Sunset Safari. In addition, Camel Safari recently welcomed two Bactrian camel calves born in mid-March, as well as two sand cats and two New Guinea singing dogs.
Each safari experience begins with an educational program on the history of camels and camelids at Camel Safari’s picnic tables. Then, guests roam the property on a safari tram ride to see Dromedary camels, Bactrian camels, llamas, alpacas and a zedonk. During several stops on each tour, guests will have opportunities to learn more about the animals, ask questions and come face-to-face with Camel Safari’s ambassador camels.
Guests will also see Camel Safari’s newest exotic animal residents on these tours. Native to the Sahara Desert, Camel Safari’s new sand cats are small, wild cats known for resting in underground dens during the day and roaming the desert at night. Meanwhile, the newly added New Guinea singing dogs are closely related to the Australian dingo and known for their ability to dramatically vary the pitch of their howls.
Throughout the experience, guests can enjoy cold beverages and frozen treats. After each safari tram, guests will return to the property’s picnic area to continue to experience educational encounters with other animals.
THE THREE NEW SAFARI EXPERIENCES INCLUDE:
Feed With A Keeper Safari:
For guests interested in up-close experiences with dozens of amazing exotic animals, the Feed With A Keeper Safari offers an incredible outdoor adventure for small children and adults alike. Visitors will accompany Camel Safari’s resident zoologist, Allie Singer, alongside owner Guy Seeklus, on their morning animal feeding duties. This experience accommodates 25 passengers at once or up to 50 guests for private bookings and is offered on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tickets are priced at $99 per adult and $79 per child ages three to 15. This experience is complimentary for children under the age of three. Camel Safari 22 ounce tumblers and adorable stuffed Bactrian camel toys are also available for $14.95 each.
Day Glamp Camp Safari:
The Day Glamp Camp Safari is an ideal adventure for the whole family. Groups of up to 10 will enjoy access to their own private safari tram rides as they accompany Camel Safari’s keepers on a tour of the property. Visitors will enjoy animal encounters and educational programs from resident zoologist, Allie Singer, alongside owner Guy Seeklus. Guests are also invited to create camel hair friendship bracelets and other crafts with some of the finest Bactrian camel fiber in the world. This adventure is available for bookings beginning Sept. 1 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Tickets are priced at $99 per adult and $79 per child ages three to 15. The experience is complimentary for children under the age of three. Camel Safari 22 ounce tumblers and adorable stuffed Bactrian camel toys are also available for $14.95 each.
VIP Sunset Safari:
On this unforgettable VIP experience, guests will witness a breathtaking desert sunset and rare nocturnal animal encounters. Guided by Camel Safari’s resident zoologist, Allie Singer, alongside owner Guy Seeklus, guests will tour the property by a safari tram ride. Visitors will also enjoy up-close encounters with camels and other exotic animal species. For an additional charge, guests can savor a delicious dinner while enjoying the ranch’s distinctive ambiance. This experience is available Thursdays and Sundays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with exact times subject to change depending on the time of sunset. Group bookings of up to 12 guests are available for $1,000. Camel Safari 22 ounce tumblers and adorable stuffed Bactrian camel toys are also available for $14.95 each.
For more information and to book a safari experience, visit desertranchexperience.com/activities/.
ABOUT CAMEL SAFARI
Camel Safari offers a distinctive outdoor destination for conservation-focused animal encounters. Situated on 176 acres along the Virgin River 80 minutes north of Las Vegas, the ranch provides the perfect retreat for daytime excursions. Every Camel Safari adventure includes up-close animal encounters with the destination’s ambassador camels and the New Guinea singing dogs. The ranch’s exclusive and unforgettable location offers a picturesque desert landscape perfect for weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthday parties and more. Camel Safari maintains accreditation as a Disney-approved vendor as well as accreditation from the Zoological Association of America. The ranch also proudly earns a consistent 5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. To learn more Camel Safari, including its private event-hosting capabilities, call (800) 836-4036 or visit www.DesertRanchExperience.com. Follow on Facebook and Instagram.
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