You won’t find one named Humphrey because there isn’t one that carries that name or is hump-free in Guy Seeklus’ caravan. What you will find is a load of livestock with a hump or even two in his herd of Dromedary and Bactrian camels.
The long-awaited Camel Safari officially opened its doors on Friday, Nov. 18. The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce welcomed them as an official Mesquite business that day with a ribbon cutting ceremony and 200 invited guests. Owner, Seeklus, was more than willing to share these delightful and majestic creatures with the crowd of eager and curious visitors.
Seeklus and his staff are extremely knowledgeable of his camels, their habits, likes and dislikes. Seeklus knew instantly who the smokers in the crowd were by the way the camels reacted to them. Camels surprisingly love the smell of tobacco smoke; makes you wonder if R.J. Reynolds knew that when they developed the brand name.
Camel Safari offers three different types of experiences and price ranges including a tour of the 176-acre farm on either the camels or an all-terrain Segway for smaller and private parties. They are currently working on establishing a program to accommodate large groups of any kind including an Arabian Nights style wedding.
And, catered affairs are welcome. Seeklus said, “You can’t beat the experience of sitting around a campfire out here at night with the million stars in the sky, there’s just nothing else like it.” He plans to offer a camp/BBQ/camel experience that you’ll never forget.
Camel Safari, located in Bunkerville, NV, is open year around. Visitors are welcome by reservation only due to the varying length of camel encounters, rides or Segway tours and the health of the camels.
Safety is always Seeklus’ number one priority with his guests and his animals. Encounters of every kind include animal education and safety information, a watchful and knowledgeable guide and even mandatory training before riding the Segways.
For more information on the Camel Safari and how you can book this wonderful experience for yourself visit camelsafari.com.