The Sahara is the world’s largest desert. Only a small part of the Sahara is fertile and it is here that corn, dates and other fruits grow, fed by underground rivers and oases.
The Sahara desert stretches across much of North Africa, covering 9,000,000 square kilometres’ (roughly the size of the United States!).
The Sahara can be an inspirational experience at night; with the air being crisp, clean and clear and the stars being so close you can almost touch them. The desert also has a deafening silence at night.
Self-drive holidays around the South are very popular, most including a requisite camel trek with overnight in a Berber tent amongst the sand dunes. The dramatic arid landscapes set against the backdrop of the beautiful Atlas Mountains are breathtakingly spectacular.
A circuit of the south, taking in Ouarzazate, Skoura, Tineghir, Merzouga, Zagora and M’hamid can be done in as little as 4 nights, although we recommend 6 or 7 nights to make the most of each area.