Hotel Zaafrane

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Days of the Dromedaries

A travel blog entry by mickyjohn


... looks like many of the varied scenes you could see in the Oregon desert. After a quick lesson in tying the cheche head scarf, essential for protection from the brutality of the sun it's hop in the saddle time. The trick is to avoid getting immediately bucked off as the beast has huge legs. He/she levitates from the sitting position by extending the back ones first lunging you over the saddle horn sparking fear of flipping over the elongated neck. Dromedaries must ...

Desert Expedition

A travel blog entry by noyelles


Saturday 20th April

Off in 4 wheel drives across a salt lake & into the Atlas Mountains, very close to the Algerian border to see 2 oases which were quite fascinating. The villages were on gorges & had both been evacuated & re-sited after severe flooding in 1969 so that the stone buildings were gradually falling into ...

Out of the desert and into the Chott

A travel blog entry by tonyhudson


... glimers of a new day appear. The path or track we are driving along isn't as bumpy as yesterday but we still hold on tight!

After an hour or so, it seems longer, we transfer to our coach and head towards the P16 to cross the Chott el-Djerid.

Chott el-Djerid
We stop on the roadside to look more closely at the Chott el-Djerid, a large salt lake, parts of which appear in various ...

Saharan Adventures

A travel blog entry by tonyhudson


Zafraane Camel Station
We arrive at the Camel Station and get "kitted up" before riding our camel. "Kitting up" involves putting on a baggy galibea type garment and head scarf. The colour for this afternoon's riders was lime green.

Suitably attired we meet our camels and drivers. After ...

Tatouine, but not as that is really further south

A travel blog entry by mothman

Two day trip organised in advance. Picked up from hotel, saw Star Wars bar, Trogoldite caves etc, went for camel ride and then hotel on edge of Sahara with 2 swimming pools.

Next day we got up early to see sunrise over a salt lake, then went into some mountains near Algeria border, with a ...


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