By Nomad Sahara – Photo by: Jenny Liu
The world’s largest camel herd lives in Australia.
Camels have been imported to Australia in the 19th Century mainly from Afghanistan and Pakistan and were used for expeditions one of them led by Robert O’Hara Burke and William John Wills in 1860-61.
Since that time a large and growing population of animals remained in Australia now roaming freely the vast 1.3 million sq. miles Outback. It was the camels who opened the Australian Outback and made it accessible to explorers, railroad companies and others.
Today there are many camel farms in the Alice Springs/Uluru area which offer one day and three-day camel rides and or a three-week safari, if desired.
Enjoy the amazing experience when visiting Australia on your next trip overseas.