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Cross A Desert

These vast landscapes may seem barren to some, but the experience of crossing a desert can be full of satisfaction.

Venture Across An Arid Oasis

From the endless sandy expanse of the Sahara, to the rugged, pastel-hued landscapes of the Atacama, the driest and most barren corners of the earth are some of its most beautiful, encompassing a wealth of spectacular and surprising terrain that will take your breath away, and make you feel as though you’re on a different planet.

For many, the thought of crossing a desert may seem like a nightmare, but for the adventurous traveller, such a trip is fascinating, and awe-inspiring experience, that few others can replicate.

Where To Cross A Desert

The Sahara Desert
The world’s largest ‘hot’ desert, the Sahara, covers 9,200,000 square kilometres of Northern Africa.
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Kalahari Desert
This southern African desert extends across parts of Namibia, South Africa, and almost the entirety of Botswana.
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Our Pick

Discovery @ San Pedro De Atacama

The world’s driest desert is a rugged amalgam of truly awe-inspiring landscapes, encompassing, soaring volcanoes, endless salt flats, hot springs, and otherworldly, rocky valleys, filled with spectacular vistas and surprising encounters at every turn. A truly unique and fascinating place, the Atacama is perhaps the most beautiful of all the world’s deserts, and, thanks to the clear air and lack of light pollution, its skies, are some of the clearest and most spectacular on the planet.

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Although most deserts can be visited year round, depending on their location, certain times of year offer better conditions than others. For example, the Atacama can be extremely cold in the winter and therefore the spring and summer months are the best times to visit, whereas the Danakil.

This depends, as different deserts can have very different conditions. African deserts such as the Sahara, Kalahari and Namib have a fairly stable year round climate, with hot daytimes, and cold nights, whereas others such as the Gobi and the Atacama vary seasonally.

Again this depends on the specific desert, though most require both hot and cold weather clothing and footwear that is suitable for hiking. Most tours will provide vital equipment such as sleeping/cooking gear and food, though this should be checked with the operator beforehand.


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