What to do in the Sahara desert

May 28, 2021

The Sahara Desert, the largest and one of the driest deserts on Earth, stands as a testament to nature’s grandeur and otherworldly beauty. A realm of endless sand dunes, shimmering in shades of gold, the Sahara promises a once-in-a-lifetime getaway, brimming with adventure, fun, and unique experiences that will leave you awe-inspired. While many dream of exploring this vast expanse on the back of a camel, the wonders of the wilderness extend far beyond the traditional camel ride. Delve into our exciting suggestions to make your Sahara expedition truly extraordinary!


Stargazing Amidst the Dunes: When night descends upon the Sahara, the celestial spectacle above is nothing short of breathtaking. Far away from the city lights, the desert sky reveals a mesmerizing tapestry of stars, constellations, and celestial wonders. Witnessing the Milky Way’s luminous ribbon stretching across the heavens will make you feel utterly insignificant yet connected to the universe in a profound way.

Sunrise and Sunset Splendors: Embrace the awe-inspiring beauty of both sunrise and sunset over the majestic dunes. As the sun dips below the horizon or begins to rise, the desert is bathed in hues of warm oranges, purples, and pinks, creating an ethereal ambiance that can’t be replicated anywhere else on the planet.




Photography Expedition: If you’re a photography enthusiast, the Sahara is a playground for capturing mesmerizing landscapes, unique wildlife, and the captivating play of light and shadow.

Medieval Fortresses and Caravanserais: Trace the historical routes of ancient trade caravans and visit medieval fortresses and caravanserais that were once crucial trade hubs across the Sahara.

Fossil Hunting: Explore the desert’s ancient secrets by indulging in a fossil hunting expedition. The Sahara holds a treasure trove of prehistoric fossils, some dating back millions of years.




Oasis Exploration: Discover the hidden gems of the Sahara – lush and serene oases that emerge like mirages amidst the arid landscape. These verdant havens are teeming with life, offering a stark contrast to the desert’s stark beauty.

Desert Camping: Spend a night under the stars in a traditional Bedouin camp. Listen to the stories of the desert, enjoy local cuisine, and let the captivating music and dances of the nomads transport you to another era.


Luxury camp Merzouga


Sing around campfire : After your diner, head to the campfire prepared by the locals. On winter nights, when temperatures drop at night, this is the best way to keep you warm. The rest of the year, a camp fire is the perfect spot to grill your marshmallow. All this with a Gnawa band that will play some traditional musique around the campfire and sing some traditional musique. Heating up, some of you will start singing with them and dancing on the desert vibes.


Campfire traditional gnawa music Merzouga Morocco 


Nomadic Encounters: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the desert nomads who call the Sahara home. Engage with the Berber tribes and learn about their traditional way of life, customs, and ancient survival techniques that have sustained them for generations.

You’ll have te chance to visit the nomad tents where some Moroccan families are stills living in an astonishing way. Share a cup of tea with them with some typical bread. You will visit the Khamlia village known as the Gnawa village. Famous music from the region, a ritual that communicates with the mysteries of the desert. You can play with them and catch the vibe to dance on the rythme of the desert. It’s a still, calm and peaceful place that you will love so much and you will want to come back to this beautiful people.


Safari in the Dunes Sahara 


Spa day desert style : If you have come to the desert for the good weather, you can also enjoy a moment of relaxation. This is the legendary sand bath which consists of lying down for 30 minutes in a previously dug hole. This method has been practiced for centuries and it is very good for sore muscles, limbs and some skin diseases. They say that it’s most effective in the heat of the summer months. This might not be the most conventional spa in the world, but it sure is very interesting experience.



Sandboarding and Sledding: For adrenaline junkies, sandboarding and sledding down the towering sand dunes are a must-try experience. Feel the rush as you glide down the sandy slopes, making memories that will last a lifetime.




Sandboarding in the Sahara dunes



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