Travel Blogs from Douz
... handsome Berber who is married to Marie the effervescent French ex pat who lords over the mini ranch that is our BNB (donkey, goats, chickens, sheep, turtles, and even a rare white desert fox ). With a "Ca Va ?" (everything cool ?) we are off beneath enormous gates marking the edge of the Sahara and suddenly appearing before us is but a scrubby plateau, festooned with prepacked dromedaries. The vast dunes you see in the pictures are a small fraction of the Sahara. ...
... 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 ...
... white, green and purple.
Chott el-Djerid is the largest salt lake in the Sahara - some 160 miles long and 12 miles wide at its narrowest point. In the summer it almost dries up and numerous fata morganas (an unusal and complex form of superior mirage seen in a narrow band above the horizon) occur.
Field study completed we climb aboard the coach and head off to Tozeur.
... 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 ...
... through the, , then saw some oasis things which were like little farms and not all that, we sat on a cart pulled by a horse for a few minutes.
Dropped off at hotel in Sousse near town.
Would recommend trip if short on time and want to see a lot. Cost about £80per person all in.