Caravan of the Books - Kenya's Mobile Camel Library

Culture & Art, Nature & Wildlife 52' or 43' 2010 HD

A library on four legs – the world's only existing Camel Library is located in Northern Kenya. The heavily loaded caravan of camels are routinely carrying books through the rough savannah. In the villages these tenacious desert ships are wishfully awaited by the people of the nomadic Muslim tribes. Especially the children are excitedly turning pages of school books, novels and comics.

However, 400 kilometers outside of the capital city of Nairobi the local librarians are still struggling with illiteracy, old traditions, insufficient funds, blistering sun and – stubborn camels…

Produced by

Marco Polo Film AG


English, German, French


ZDF, arte

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