Sahara Desert, Tunisia - Part I
No stay in Tunisia would be complete without a visit to the south and the Sahara Desert. The largest desert in the world occupies the southern third of Tunisia and stretches east and west into Libya and Algeria. Ten of us traveled into the Sahara with a private guide leader, Saïd, four other guides, twelve camels, and supplies for two days and two nights.
We started our trek around 2:00 in the afternoon under overcast skies from the tiny oasis of El Faouar. Our biggest surprise was just how cold the desert can be, both during the day and at night. Up close the Sahara is more impressive than any pictures, videos, or film can portray.
Leaving El Faouar
A River in the Desert
Resting in the Sand
Three Children Play in the Sand
Everything is Done by Hand
Cooking Over an Open Fire
Camels in the Desert
Mohammad Keeps Dinner Cooking