The Sahara is extended over several countries, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia. It covers 9 million square kilometres (3,500,000 sq mi), amounting to 31% of Africa.
I have been visiting the Sahara in Tunesia, Egypt, and Morocco. Each hotel where I stayed offered sunset rides on a camel to the Sahara. Here are some pictures of the part in Morocco
We first drove in these jeeps to the point where we met our guides with the camels
One Berber teached us how to put the scarf around our head in a special way so that we were protected against the wind and the sand before we climbed on the camel !
In front of their straw houses two little Berber children
The way the families live, all in one huge tent together with the animals. The Berbers are all dressed in blue djeballas with the blue scarfs which sometimes covered the face until the eyes. I once experienced a sandstorm in the Sahara and we had to protect ourselves from the sand in a Berber tent. We had to pull the scarf over our noses to our eyes, the sand stitched like a thousand needles.
The Berbers were very friendly and invited us for a cup of tea
The goats stayed with us near the tend
Although there is nothing but sand and hills covered with sand there are beautiful shades of different colors
Here we are resting with our camels and wait until the sun goes down
I have no idea why I wore a red scarf
and while we were waiting for the sun to set behind the hills, there was no sound around us, it was so peaceful, you could hear the Sahara whisper in your ears. A wonderful experience !