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Trekking the Sahara Desert is like nowhere else, and the desert truly makes for a slow travel experience. Desert trekking offers a real sense of space and remoteness, especially when witnessed from the tops of the vast dune fields. You are unlikely to encounter many other people, except perhaps nomadic families or the occasional shepherd. Sleeping under the stars and being entertained with music at the campfire. Nothing is rushed in the desert. The terrain of the Sahara Desert is shaped by wind, sometimes rain, and includes not only sand dunes, but also hamada, dry valleys & lakes and salt flats. You may also be surprised at seeing so much vegetation in the desert, including Tamarisk and Acacia trees and palms. Winter is a green time of year here after seasonal rains, and January/February see the arrival of newborn camels – their mothers out to pasture. You’ll be walking in a true wonder of the world, and the environment is so different to anything else you’ll have ever encountered – it can truly be a transformative experience. With no light-pollution in sight, you get an AMAZING view at night. If you’ve ever gone camping somewhere remote, you’ll have a sense of how incredible the sky is, but this is on a different level. However challenging the trek is, your Berber crew will look after you by preparing your meals, looking after your luggage and keeping your morale up. Honestly, they are truly incredible people, and you’ll have an incredible time on your trek with them.