Saharan Tunisia - Tunisia
Covering one-fourth of the area of Africa, including the country's of Algeria, Morocco, Libya and Egypt, The largest desert in the world, extends between 800 and 1,200 miles and at least 3,000 miles from east to west.
The magic of the light, the intoxicating and invigorating air, beautiful infinite spaces and the simple nudity of natural desert landscapes…the call of the Sahara resonates all the more strongly as modern life becomes narrower and more oppressive.
Concealed in a thin white cloak akin to a snowy landscape, the region of Douz offers the sweetest approach to desert life. Lines of dunes sculpted by the winds, and elegant bouquets of palms edge the roads eaten by the sand.
The vast expanse is before you. The magic of the Saharan desert. Sometimes softly wavy, sometimes erect in impetuous waves, the dunes are yellow and pink at dawn - a rare sight that comes as a reward night in bivouac.
The renewed landscape continuously surprises, with wells silted, bare mountains overlooking the dunes, basins sheltering brush and shrubs, or even a lake where ducks and egrets move about to escape the heat. In the environs of Douz, the vast palm groves of Kebili and Deggache offer delightful pauses shaded in forests of date palms. While the villages of Sabria, Nouil, El Faouar appear to be lost between the desert of sand and an immense salty expanse with changing reflections.