Have you ever thought about travelling to Sahara Desert?

While most people dream of going to play the tables at Vegas, for the same amount of money, you can make your way to either Morocco or Eqypt and spend a few days or a week in the desert. It is something of a spiritual experience in the sense that one feels the pulsing earth energy where there’s nothing but sand. It will be an experience you’ll never forget..

Lots of people would say that makes it a questionable spot to take a vacation, but those people would be…misguided. In fact, the Sahara offers the adventure of a lifetime to travelers of all persuasions. You can even explore the area in plush comfort if you know where to look.

The Sahara desert is spread over 12 countries in northern Africa. It is the biggest desert in the world covering an area of 3.6 million sq. miles. It has sand dunes, rocks and oasis. About a quarter of Sahara is mountainous with the highest peak touching 3415 m.

Top 5 Things to do in Sahara Desert

Visit Merzouga

A small Moroccan town in the Sahara Desert, not too far from the Algerian border. It’s known as the door to Erg Chebbi, a huge stretch of sand dunes south of town. The Merzouga Dunes are a marvel of nature, golden dunes, known by harsh curves of the dunes because of it’s more frequent windy days. They are famous also for its therapeutic properties against certain rheumatic diseases during hot summer days.

Take a Camel Ride

While there are also horses that can walk across the sand, it would be a shame to leave the Sahara Desert without riding a camel. A fantastic place to try camel riding is Erg Chebbi, only 30 kilometers from Merzouga. Get on a camel and enjoy the beautiful mountains of sand all the way to the Erg Chebbi camp.

Try a Sand Bath

In the Moroccan village of Merzouga, you can try a sand bath. Visitors to the desert camp can spend time relaxing while their whole body is covered with warm sand. Local people believe that sand baths are good for sore muscles and some skin diseases.

Visit Siwa

Top 5 Things to Do in the Sahara Desert

Siwa is a true Egyptian oasis area on the western edge of the nation. The desert gives way to green olive groves and, seemingly out of nowhere, water. Siwa is ripe with mineral springs, salt lakes, and swimming pools — including Cleopatra’s Pool, where the Ptolemaic ruler is said to have soaked herself more than 1,000 years ago. Ancient oracle temples abound there along with natural springs and blooming gardens. It’s history is steeped with fascination.

Try Sand-surfing

Did you know that you don’t need water to surf? n the Sahara desert, sand dunes become the perfect waves to surf on your own sand/snowboard ! Just pick one of the massive golden dunes around your camp and have fun !

When Is The Best Time To Visit The Sahara?

Well, manu factors can play a role for your decision when to visit a desert. One of the things you should think of is the desert heat. And Sahara is at its hottest between June and Sptember, so maybe that’s the period you would like to avoid, except if you are a fan of the sunscreening.

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