drapeau France

Useful information

Tips and annotations on your stay in the desert.

Travel Conditions

■ Transport of luggage, equipment for bivouacs and reserves of food by pack animals (camels, mules) or in vehicles, depending on the type of circuit.
■ All our guides are Tuareg. Their incomparable knowledge of the country is the guarantee of a successful journey in the most perfect security and in the respect of a fragile eco-system.

Accommodation

■ The nights in bivouac under the stars, are sites chosen and sheltered from the wind. The agency also has Igloo tents.
■ A foam mattress and a blanket will be provided to each participant (except circuits without total support).
■ The water for the toilet will be measured according to the available reserves.

Food and Drink

■ Shipping food, as varied as possible, according to the possibilities of supply to Djanet.
■ Meals cold at noon and hot in the evening (supplies of dead wood for campfires are transported during the stages where the wood is missing).
■ Drinking water on all routes (replenished at each water point).
■ Green tea, prepared according to the Tuareg method.

Equipment

The weight of your baggage must not exceed 15 kg.

■ Very sturdy travel bag, made of canvas, marine bag type or tote.
■ Sleeping bag (high mountain type from December to February) and bag sheet.
■ Canvas or cotton clothing (long-sleeved shirts for the sun). A big sweater and / or a warm jacket for the evenings. Good comfortable athletic shoes and sandals or sneakers.
■ Hat with wide edges, sunglasses, protective sunscreen.
■ Gourde, flashlight (spare batteries), kit and towels.
■ Your personal medications and antidiarrheal, aspirin, dressings, etc.
■ A small bag will be useful for your business, the gourd and the camera, your luggage being difficult to access during the day.
■ Provide a lighter and plastic bags (10L capacity) to burn papers and sanitary napkins in order to spare the unsightly traces of our passage in the desert.

Climate

Saharan: dry and warm during the day (25 ° to 30 ° on average depending on the period), cold at night, especially at altitude (0 °).
Significant temperature differences between day and night.

Due to changes in the seasons, sand winds are more frequent.

 

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