Our Story

The Desert Life Camel Safari is a new camel safari in Jaisalmer, India's "Golden City" located in the Western state of Rajasthan. Although new as a company, there are years of blood, sweat and dust behind our work. Hanif, our desert commander-in-chief, has been taking tourists to the places of his childhood for the last seven years!

And we are really proud of the service we provide! No tight & non-flexible itineraries, no uncertain rates or hidden fees. Instead, we bring an authentic experience you won't forget in the years to come!

As we know one size doesn't fit all, we designed several different tour packages so that you can choose the best fit no matter what your budget or time limitations are.

Woman walking in the Thar Desert Jaisalmer

About Hanif


Born in a little desert village of Chhatrel, Hanif Khan knows local dunes like the back of his hand. He has worked with camels for the past 14 years and so he got to know those funny-looking creatures pretty well. He took part on a camel safari trip for the first time at the age of 16. 

Having received no education, he started learning English with travellers from all around the world around the bonfire at starry nights in the desert. Fast-forward a few years, Hanif started working as a camel safari tour guide himself.

The Desert Life Camel Safari is his independent tour company. The experience he provides is based on his involvement in other tour companies and on his deep knowledge of the local landscape, people and last but not the least, animals. 

Hanif Khan Jaisalmer

Our Values

Booking a tour with us, you will meet our numerous desert brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles and aunties, friends and acquaintances until you feel like you are a part of our huge desert family too. And that's right! No matter what country or walk of life you are coming to us from, we all become one family up here in the desert!

That, of course, doesn't mean we don't take our customers seriously. Your comfort is our highest priority and we will do our utmost to ensure you are having a great time from the moment we leave the civilisation until we safely return you back. If any questions or issues arise before, during or after our tours, our professional team will be more than happy to help!

We put a high emphasis on authenticity. This includes sometimes rough experiences of bumpy camel rides, sleeping in the sand outside or cooking in nomadic style. This is what most of our customers love the most but we understand that not everyone is ready to sacrifice modern facilities. We got you covered too. Check out luxury tour options or contact us for more details.

Couple silhouette desert sunset

Responsible & Ethical Camel Safari

We love our camels!  Our animals are well-fed, they have access to drinking water, enough rest and we never overload them. Our ancestors have been living closely with camels for centuries and their livelihoods often depended on how good a care they took of them. We are proud to carry on with this amazing symbiosis. Just like the camels work for us, we work for them!

If you ever visited India, you know about incredible amount of waste you encounter everywhere you go. However, here at The Desert Life Camel Safari, we seek to impact the natural desert environment as little as possible. Our motto is: "Leave nothing but footsteps, take nothing but memories." And so we take all litter back to Jaisalmer and encourage our customers to do the same.