Revised edition due May 2018
Originally based on the camel chapter from Sahara Overland 2, with the help of expert contributors and adventurers, I’ve produced a revised 50,000-word ebook (draft snapshot, below) on the practicalities of exploring the world’s greatest desert on foot.
With nearly 100 colour illustrations and maps, the book details everything you need to know about how to join or organise a non-vehicle supported Saharan trek in the best locales from the Atlantic to the Sinai, in most cases using the know-how of local guides and nomads leading a camel caravan.
The first handbook of its kind, Sahara Trekking provides examples of setting up a trek directly with local guides or agencies, as well as detailing the practicalities of life on the trail with an organised fly-in tour, covering things such as what to wear; the key issue of footwear, nutrition and the realities of life under the sun and the stars for weeks at a time. Armed with such knowledge, you’ll be better equipped make the most of your wilderness adventure.
Sahara Trekking also gives a background on the region’s principal ethnic groups with whom a camel trek might be organised, and describes the desert’s most dramatic and iconic landforms where the best treks can be found.
The current access situation in the Sahara is also addressed head on, spelling out where best to undertake your walking adventure.