The Sahara Desert – A Hot Escape
There is more to the Sahara Desert than hot vast land. Many travelers found the world’s largest hot desert as an exciting and mystifying destination as it has so much to offer with fascinating historical monuments that are embroidered with exotic and endless miles of sand dunes. Some ten countries surround the Sahara Desert and each offer exciting ways to explore the 8.6 million square-kilometer desert, which covers about 10 percent of the entire African continent and is also considered as a natural wonder in the region.
Sahara Desert Tours
The best means to explore Sahara Desert is by strolling on camel. Camel trekking is a peaceful yet magical experience where you can wander through the ocean of orange sands, enjoy the beauty of sunrise or sunset and be mesmerized under starry skies while having dinner and native wine over drum beats and joyful singing by your friendly local guides.
Morocco Sahara Desert Tours
The country of Morocco, which occupies the Western Sahara district, offers the best tour and exploration especially for adventure-seeking individuals. From the desert region to the Atlas and Anti-Atlas mountains, one will surely be amazed of contradicting clear blue water over the ocean of sands or the fertile savannah alongside rocky brown or white snow-capped mountains. Also, Moroccan history, culture and traditions that are preserved for hundreds of years, makes the journey to the Sahara an even captivating one.
Experience the dramatic and captivating scenery on the sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi, the protective habitat and high fortress of Ait Ben Haddou, the red and mauve rock soaring above the road of Dades Gorge unto the towering rocks of Todra Gorge, lush vegetation in Ziz Valley, the oases and Kasbahs of Skoura, and the opulent ancestral homes as well as the native life of Berbers who are tribal people of North Africa.
If camel trekking is not an appealing option, desert safaris aboard air-conditioned vehicles are also available. Not as adventurous as travelling on top of a camel but having same magnificent sight experience.
Notable tour operators in other countries like Egypt and Dubai in Algeria offers dune surfing, dune driving, sand boarding, henna painting and entertainment like belly and fire dancing in desert campsites that truly demonstrate an Arabian feel.