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TMU - Sahara Desert Trek

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:20

Been booked on this for a little while & was wondering who else will be joining for the trip to Tunisia over new year?

Looking forward to it, will be a diffrent way to see in the new year... Though I'm already crossing my fingers for good weather this winter!

Wed, 10/19/2011 - 18:32

I'm spending a few days in Tunis and will then be joining you for the flight to Djerba and the desert trek on the 27th.  I did the trip last year and it was great, but my top tip is take 2 fleeces and a good sleeping bag, it gets chilly.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 00:20

Great to know someone liked this trek enough to do it again! No-one believes I might be cold in the Sahara Desert, but I reckoned I need my down jacket for evenings, and probably my 4-seasons sleeping bag that goes down to -15. It's just that it's my favourite object and some reviews suggest anything you take will have sand in it forever! Any other hints really welcome!

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 07:43

When I was in Sahara in Morocco I didn't find the sand too bad (even managed to keep it out of my boots!). About the only thing that suffered because of it was the camera I took with me at the time, that was mostly down to not putting it in a case right away when it got windy.

Nights got pretty cold, I only had a 3-4 season one and (for me at least but I tend to feel the cold) it wasn't enough, even with a bag liner. Will be bringing a 4 season on this time - it did catch me out last time. Oh and even sleeping under the star's I didn't have any issues with sand & sleeping bag.

 Just under 2 months now :) Will be flying from Heathrow myself.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 14:42

Yes the sand gets everywhere, but hey when you get home you'll soon find it deposits itself across your house instead of your clothes & what a lovely reminder of a fabulous holiday!   Pack your gear (especially cameras) in resealable plastic bags that does the trick.  I too underestimated the cold last year. I'm taking a 4 season bag this time, which I'm trying out in the Sinai desert next week, can't wait!

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 15:04

Apparently those Zip Lock sandwhich bags work quite well for cameras from what I've been told. Somtimes low tech works best I guess!

Enjoy your trip to Sinai :) 

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