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We are awakened by the call to prayer droning on in a melodic cadence, Allah beckonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnns. That last syllable of a sentence is harmonically elongated . Yes it's holy Friday. The service is broadcast through the dusty streets of Douz, the southern Tunisian town dubbed "gateway to the Sahara". A small date palm oasis that's about as far south as you can go in Tunisia without a camel. This term will be used because it is easier to spell. They began in Asia ...
... second oasis was again in the hills & we walked along a rocky path along the creek to find another pool where the source was. On our return by another route we climbed up & had great views of the country & the small village en route. After lunch, back in Tozeur, we visited the old Medina which is quite small & then set off across the ...
Departing in darkness
It's still dark when we rise from our slumber in the Sahara. We slept well and now it's time to wake up, pack up and grab a quick breakfast before leaving for Tozeur.
We load our bags into the waiting 4x4 wheel drive vehicles and board the land train for another exciting adventure.
The sun hasn't risen yet but we slowly get used to the dark and ...
... just have to pretend that we're riding them.
If we thought the camel ride was fun the desert train turned out to be an even more exciting adventure.
Deep desert - Campement Mehari
We arrive at our encampment and are shown to our tents. After a busy day ...
Also known as the gateway to the Sahara, Douz is 475 kilometres south of the Tunisian capital of Tunis. Douz has been called the "ultimate palm oasis" because of its 500,000 palm trees and it is a major producer of "diglat noor" dates. In previous times it was an important stop on the trans-Saharan caravan routes. Today, it is destination for tourists who are interested in seeing the desert, and a ...