SAHHA SAHARA
CAMEL TREKS & TUNISIA CULTURAL TOURS
EcoTourism
 

NEXT CONFIRMED TREK:

 

 

14 night / 15 Day Trek
Available November, January, February, March
Level: Difficult (adults only)

(We can only do one 15-day trek each year)

 

This magnificent 15-day trek came out of an expedition I took with a nomad who had spent most of his life in this area. 

Immerse yourself in the mystical energy of the Sahara Desert,  where for centuries, sufi’s and nomads have searched for and have found peace and solitudeOn this trek, you will travel through some magnificent areas deeper into the Sahara desert,through the pristine high dunes of an area that was part of the camel caravan silk trade route, and some beautiful small mountains in the desert. 

To do this trek, you need to be ready to release your everyday life, from phones to expectations, and allow yourself to become part of the Sahara.

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Old Silk Trade Route through Tunisia and into Sahara

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Guided by the Bedouin Cameleers who are talented cooks, wonderful musicians, gentle souls and with extensive experience and knowledge of the desert.
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The beginning of this journey will take you through Chott Hejria area; a vast and flat lunar-like landscape. Rising from this area are rock formations; large desert roses.
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The route you will take is part of the old Caravan silk trade route, seldom traveled, little known and it is very unlikely to meet other tourists here. 

Trekking through bigger dunes, you will reach Bir Azet, an important well for nomads. Bir (means well or watersource), and Azet is the name of the nomad woman who dug this well with her daughter -- BY HAND many years ago. This well is over 50 meters deep, and is set in a stunning landscape of barren foreverness....

The well is named after her, for her unbelievable determination and perseverance.

 

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From Bir Azet, you will travel south, deeper into the Sahara. The landscape in this area is breathtaking, with high and pristine dunes, many over 200 meters high, honeycomb shaped 'bowls' of high dunes surrounding basins. 
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On this trek, you will be able to climb some of the largest dunes in this area.
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Your trek ends at the ancient wells of Bir Mide - some say that one of the wells here was dug by the Romans.  After lunch, you will be picked up with our 4X4 and driven around 3 hours back to Douz.

 

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“Sahha” 

(Arabic for ‘we hope you enjoyed it !)

 
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All our supplies are taken by camel on your trek (no vehicles) with the exception of the drive to meet up with your cameleers and camels. The cameleers and camels leave a day ahead of your trek to the meeting place, and will trek for an additional 3 days from where you will be picked up at the end of your trek .  This enables us to take you deeper into the Sahara (avoiding more scrubby areas). For each hour we drive you, the cameleers and camels need one day of travel.

You will be trekking between 4 – 5 hours a day. You can choose to walk or ride ‘your’ camel (or both, as most people do).

There are no toilets or shower facilities as you will be trekking to a different place every night, and will camp in a place where there are no other people. Going to the toilet means going behind a dune or bush and digging a hole in the sand.

(Once you have confirmed your trek, we will send you a list with suggestions of things to bring on your trek – including wet wipes for cleaning and tissues).

We provide lots of bottled drinking water for you, but water is a valuable resource in the desert and is used for drinking only)

PRICES:

4  - 10 participants:  $1700 US Dollars per person / Euros calculated upon request

3 participants:          $1910 US Dollars per person / Euros calculated upon request

2 participants:          $2180 US Dollars per person / Euros calculated upon request

1 participant:           $2975 US Dollars / Euros calculated upon request

Note: except for returning customers, an additional 15% is added to the price of treks with departure dates between Dec 20 - Jan 2 (our high season) 

PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Delicious meals prepared for you with fresh local fruit and vegetables
  • Bottled water
  • Tent
  • Bedding (mattress, blankets, sheet)
  • A camel available for each of you to ride
  • Experienced Bedouin Cameleers (many are also great musicians)
  • English speaking cultural guide
  • Trek insurance and tourism registration (mandatory)
  • 4x4 transport when stated
  • A burnose (Bedouin cape) for each of you to use for evenings around the fire
  • Cheich (Bedouin headscarf), our gift to you
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Flights or transportation to Douz
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (Cameleers, drivers...)
  • Trek insurance does not replace travel insurance
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