If you have not travelled the Sahara or Northern Africa
before, we recommend to start off with our Sahara I -
The Great Eastern Erg itinerary to develop a feeling for
the Sahara and to find out whether this environment is
for you or not.
There is no need to upgrade your vehicle to expedition
spec, you need a good set of tires in a larger than
standard dimension, take off sidesteps, mud flaps and
Dixon-Bate style tow bars and give the vehicle a good
service prior to departure. You will also need a place
to sleep on the Sahara leg - personal preference
matters. Roof tents can be hired or purchased from Trek
Overland, Footloose and 4x4 Touring Gear (see links) but
even a simple ground tent will be sufficient.
When you book with Saharatravel, we supply you with a
comprehensive infopack with checklists for your vehicle
and personal equipment, route descriptions and a much
We are not into rallying or racing and you will not do
any damage to your vehicle - provided you are familiar
with its abilities and limits.
The ferry to Tunis departs from Marseille (600 mls from
Calais) and you make your way across France at your own
pace - your ticket for the channel crossing is an open
return and you can change dates and times around as you