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The Sahara

A far cry from the frenzy of tourist resorts, the Sahara is a great place to go to get away from it all.

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The desert Tunisia
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The desert

South of Tozeur, especially at Douz, the 'gateway to the Sahara', earth gives way increasingly to sand dunes. Welcome to the largest desert on the planet! In Tunisia, the Sahara offers large amounts of photogenic scenery. The erg, or sand desert, takes the shape of hills, valleys, peaks and fine wrinkles shaped by the movement of the wind. Every now and then, palm trees signal a water point, reminiscent of the nomadic era and very popular with visitors.

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The desert

The desert , The Sahara Desert , Tunisia
The Sahara Desert

The legendary Sahara Desert covers more than 30% of the Tunisian territory.

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The desert , Oases in the Sahara , Tunisia
Oases in the Sahara

The vegetation in the Sahara is summarised by a few rare species that are able to survive on dry land. Most of the plants, like date palms, grow in the oases.

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The desert , Tunisian desert , Tunisia
Tunisian desert

The endless expanses of the Sahara's golden sand are covered with strangely shaped rocks.

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The desert , Rocks in the Sahara , Tunisia
Rocks in the Sahara

The desert can be discovered on foot, by 4x4 or on a camel.

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The desert , The Tunisian Sahara , Tunisia
The Tunisian Sahara

Three quarters of the gigantic Sahara Desert consist of rocky surfaces.

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