About an hour outside of Las Vegas, near Bunkerville, you’ll find Camel Safari.
Camel Safari, owned by Guy Seeklus, is set pretty far off the main road, and don’t be scared when you see at least two “no trespassing” signs. Seeklus said there used to be more signs, but the department of tourism made him take them down.
His farm has 33 camels, including bactrian (two humps) and dromedary (one hump) camels. There are also several alpacas, llamas, a zdonk (zebra/donkey hybrid), a sloth named Ambien and a woolly opossum. The farm has a new calf, only about 2 weeks old.
• The Camel Safari gained some fame when “Bachelorette” Becca and her date Colton took a tour on the backs of their camels.
• The property sits on 176 acres, just next door to Cliven Bundy’s ranch.
• Camel milk is extremely expensive. A six-pack on Amazon goes for more than $200.
• A camel isn’t born with a hump. It develops as the camel has a surplus of nutrition.
• Contrary to what many believe, camels didn’t originate in Egypt or even that part of the world – they’re actually from North America.
To get to the Camel Safari from Las Vegas, head north on Interstate 15. Take exit 112 toward state Route 170, then turn right on Foster Lane. Keep going until it turns into River Cliff Road (past the “No Trespassing” signs) and you see the camels.
Or follow your GPS.
Find out more about Camel Safari on their website.