Dune skiing in Algeria
Sand skiing in Algeria. Photo courtesy of Olivier Lepetit.

Sandboarding in Algeria

Algeria is the largest country in Africa, and much of its territory is covered by the Sahara desert. There are countless massive sand dunes where sand surfing can be practiced, albeit in somewhat remote locations of Algeria. Sand skiing near Djanet, Algeria. Photo courtesy of Olivier Lepetit. Algeria Sand Dunes…

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The Sahara Desert in Mauritania

Approximately three-fourths of Mauritania is a desert or semidesert, with nothing but sand in much of the center and northern part of the country. The desert plateaus gradually descend toward the northeast to the barren El Djouf, or "Empty Quarter", a vast region of imponent sand dunes that merges into…

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The Sahara Desert Guide & Interesting Facts

The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world and the second hottest desert after the Lut desert in Iran. It occupies approximately 10 percent of the African Continent including Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sudan and Tunisia. Hence, the history of the Sahara is as…

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Sandboarding in the Sahara Desert

The Sahara is the largest hot desert on Earth and it crosses almost a dozen countries in Northern Africa. Sandboarding on the dunes of the Sahara is a truly magical experience that should be on every thrill seeker's bucket list, and there are many different locations where you can do…

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