You might believe that there is nothing to do and that there isn't much to see in the desert, but there is actually a tonne of fantastic things you can do in the Sahara Desert, especially in the amazing and accessible Moroccan region.
The Sahara, the biggest hot desert in the world, is located in north Africa and extends through considerable portions of Egypt, Mali, Libya, Chad, Niger, Morocco, Western Sahara, Tunisia, Mauritania, and Sudan.
The Arabic term for the Sahara, "The Great Desert," is where the word Sahara originates. This "Great Desert" has attracted travelers from all over the world seeking something unique. The majority of people desire to travel to and tour the Sahara Desert riding a camel. Even if that is undoubtedly a thrilling experience, the desert has a lot more to offer!
Here is the list of things to do in the Sahara Desert:
This is probably the most unique and magical activity there is in the Sahara Desert. You will have a clear view of the starry Sahara Desert sky above you because there is no light pollution in the area. As night falls, you'll be in awe of the many stars, the brilliant blue sky, and the deafening silence all around you. This experience is worth millions!
2) Get on a quad bike
Even though the Sahara Desert is one of the most beautiful places to unwind and take in the beauty of nature, you can still have some fun there. To explore the sand dunes, you can rent your own quad bike and arrange a 1- or 2-hour trip with a guide. While exploring the Sahara Desert on four wheels, activities could include stopping in at nearby communities, discovering palm groves, or simply taking in the golden scenery as it passes you.
3) Surfing on the sand
You don't actually need an ocean to surf here in the Sahara Desert when you have sand dunes. Sand dunes in the Sahara Desert make the ideal waves for surfing on a sand/snowboard or sand ski! Simply choose one of the enormous golden dunes near your camping site, then enjoy yourself! But keep in mind that since there are no ski lifts here, you must always walk back up the dune.
4) Witness the sun set or rise
In every region of the world, sunsets and sunrises are always breath-taking with the utter silence at the start or end of the day, and every sunset and sunrise is special to watch with a lot of trip memories, as the Sahara's Sunset or rise with golden sand dunes where you can find every shade of golden.
5) Choose Desert Spa
Locals in Merzouga vouch for the therapeutic benefits of the Saharan sand, and now they're showing tourists how to benefit from them as well. People can lie in the holes that Berber men have dug in the sand for up to 30 minutes as the sun rises. This "sand bath" is supposed to be beneficial for muscles, achy joints, and even some skin conditions; it works best during the sweltering summer months. Although it may be completely opposite of what the world offers in the name of the spa but this is undoubtedly a unique way to see the Sahara!
How to reach the Sahara Desert:
The most convenient and accessible route to the Sahara is through Morocco, with Marrakech being the closest significant city to the desert.
Best time to visit the Sahara Desert:
May and October