The Sahara desert is the largest "hot" desert in the world. The largest desert by definition is the Antarctica, obviously a "cold" desert.
One of our guides walking the dunes
After two days of scenic driving (see previous blog post) we entered the Sahara. The roads ended. From now on it was just us, our driver, the 4x4 car and the dunes. After an adventorous drive of some two hours we reached our destination, the Erg Chigaga Desert Luxury Camp.
The light, shadows and colours are amazing.
We enjoyed sunsets on top of the dunes and the staff laid out rugs, brought tray tables, wine and snacks - very stylish in this unique setting.
Part of the lounge area at the camp
Part of our tent, very comfortable with real beds, wall-to-wall carpets, high quality bed linen and plenty of space.
We took several tours on our camels
The best time to go to the Sahara is March/April and October/November. We had sunny days and chilly nights. The summer is unbearably hot. The Erg Chiganga luxury desert camp was amazing, we can strongly recomend it. It is the very best place to stay in the desert.
We just loved the Sahara and will be back soon!