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Camel Caravan in the Negev Desert
"An oracle on the beasts of the Negev. Through a land of trouble and anguish, from where come the lioness and the lion, the viper and the flying serpent, they carry their riches on the backs of asses, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to a people that cannot profit them."- Isaiah 30:6 [Also see | Negev | Wadi Qelt | Dead Sea | Qumran | | Masada |                                                                                                                            

Camels can go without water for three weeks. Our safari group
wisely packed plenty of water, food, and supplies. This camel wanted to nibble every thorny bush it saw on its path. 

A Bedouin style camp perched on a ridge overlooking the mountains of Jordan offered food, drink, and shelter for the night.

The Negev is a desolate, unpopulated area comprising more than half of Israel. One can visit Abraham's well at the Beer Sheva stream bed, see the Nabatean Spice Route used  for centuries by camel caravans, and if observant spot numerous wild life and plants that populate the desert. [Above photo of a
Camel safari across the Negev desert led by an experienced guide.]  Abraham journeyed here 4000 years ago.  Moses led the people from Egypt to the Promised Land.

Camels prefer base camp where there is food and no heavy burden to carry.

 
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