The Maralal International Camel Derby makes for a strange weekend during the second week of August. Anyone can enter, or just watch, as dozens of competitors from East Africa, Europe, China, Australia and South Africa battle it out over 10km amateur and 21km semi-professional stages. There is also an amateur camel triathlon consisting of 2km camel race, 5km bike ride and a 3km run. For more info head to samburu.go.ke.

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