Fifu Camel Safari was established in 1996 by Mr Om Prakash Kewaliya (known by his friends as Fifu), who still runs the safaris today with the help of some family members and a group of dedicated staff.
Om Prakash (Fifu)
If you spend some time chatting with Fifu it won’t take you long to realize how much he loves Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert. By his own admission this is the place where he was born, grew up and where he will happily be for the rest of his life. He graduated in economics and accountancy but his passion for hospitality coupled with his love for Jaisalmer and the desert has always drove him towards the tourism industry, were he has been successfully working for over 20 years. He loves photography, speaks 5 languages fluently (Hindi, English, German, Spanish and French) and has recently found a new passion in organic farming. His attention to detail and high standards are reflected throughout all the services and tours offered.
Antriksha is Fifu’s 30 years old nephew, who also graduated in economics and accountancy. He also attended the prestigious language school; Alliance Francaise d’Ahmedabad, were he studied French. He speaks fluent French, English and Hindi. His main responsibility is international guests.
Bhoma Ram Choudhary
Bhoma Ram has been working with us for over 10 years. He had always shown initiative and proved time and time again his willingness to learn and grow within the team. Today he is mainly responsible for domestic guests.
Bhojraj ‘Soda’ Singh
Soda is our main ‘desert man’ and has been working with us since 1996. The small villages in the Thar Desert are very welcoming and generally so happy to receive visitors but it makes communication much easier when you have a local person who was born and grew up in in the same villages. Soda is a very capable jeep driver and cook as well. His knowledge and skills make him the perfect man to have with you if you are ever spending a night out in the desert.
Abdullah’s main responsibility is the camel rides. He ensures we have enough camels for our guests and that all camels are well maintained. He is from a small village in the desert, hence camels has always been a part of his and his family’s life. Probably within few minutes of meeting him he will whimsically tell you that he attended Camel University. He is also a great cook who can create an exquisite meal on a simple fire.
Khem manages our desert camp and handles all guest relations at the camp. He is the person who ensures that the high standards associated with Fifu are maintained in the desert camp.
Gambira is our joyful and reliable jeep driver. Apart from Hindi, he also speaks little English and French.