Sahara Desert Trek Itinerary

Set forth into Tunisia's Sahara Desert on a trek into the sands of time. Head from Djerba to the oasis of Douz, trek over rolling sand dunes and past ancient forts to Ksar Ghilane and back.

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Day 1 Djerba

Head to North Africa’s largest island, Djerba, off the coast of Tunisia, and spend free time unearthing the legends of Lotus-Eaters and Homer’s legendary Greek King of Ithaca, Odysseus.
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Day 2 Douz

Begin the exhilarating trek in the bustling oasis town of Douz – gateway to the desert and not far from the immense salt lake Chott el Jerid. Explore the bustling town centre and investigate the Sahara Desert Museum – a centre dedicated to the preservation of the region’s nomadic people and their culture. Receive a lively introduction into the local traditions, before meeting the steed that will accompany you for the duration of the trek – a friendly camel to help lighten the load.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 3 Sahara Trek

For anyone that has ever fancied themselves as a bit of a Lawrence of Arabia, all your desert dreams will come to life on this four day trek through the vast Saharan Desert. Passing ancient forts, welcomed wells and ancient burial sites named ‘Koubbas’, every aspect of a quintessential desert adventure is well and truly covered. As the trek heads southeast, observe the striking colour of the sand dunes gradually change colour from white, to yellow, to deep burnt orange.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 7 Djerba

Rise early and trek deep into the desert to come across the tiny oasis village of Ksar Ghilane. One of Tunisia’s most famous desert respites, the natural pools, red sand dunes and scattered palm trees ensure this oasis is every bit the perfect desert escape. Return to Djerba.
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