Hotel Sahara Douz
Zone touristique, Douz, 4260, Tunisia
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HOTEL SAHARA DOUZ***
There is a thermal bath in the hotel which is excellent. After a day of camel-riding and some true desert-experience it is a great place to relax. The bath is covered with moorish-style mosaics and the pool inside is filled with warm water. At one end is a small tube through which water flows. If you stand below the tube you can feel even hotter water flowing on you. It is really very pleasant. To all this add that this 'oasis' is basically in the middle of the barren desert.
Our bathroom (looks better than in reality)
The cheap looking hotel room key
Me outside hotel
Cost of a camel ride in douz
Visiting Tunisia in September and planning to go on a mini sahara tour/excursion - just wondered if anyone knew the cost of a camel ride at Douz?
Any info would be greatly appreciated
Re: Cost of a camel ride in douz
We did something similar when we went to Tunisia but our camel ride into the Sahara Desert was included in the price.
Just be aware that if you do book a camel ride, at the half way point of your journey they may come round and give you some ice cold soft drinks, theses will not be included in your tour and you will pay 3 times what the drink is worth.
Travel Tips for Douz
Dung beetles can often be spotted in the desert. They carry with there back legs balls of dung left by sheeps or goats. Here, it was fallen in a cooking pot sold at the Douz market and could not get out alone which made easier to make the photo !
The desert of Sahara
The desert of Sahara is of exceptional beauty, especially in the first sunset. I felt it like a place where one can rich his own perfect body and mind harmony. There is nothing here I found it disturbing and I was completely relaxed after such a long time.
On our first night in Douz we went to the great Dune to try catch the sunset. We had been travelling all day and it was very tempting to go to our hotel and sleep but in the end we decided to make the effort and go to the Dune.
It was well worth it. We were approached by locals offering camel rides, dune buggy rides and so on. But that evening all we wanted to do was walk in the sand and see the sunset. The colours on the sand were beautiful and though we were only on the edge of the desert it still felt very special.
Tunisia's aborigines were the Berbers, about whom a great deal has been written but little is known. About 10.000 BC a dark-haired, brown-skinned people in and around Tunisia to interbreed with both Negroes from the Sahara and mysterious, blue-eyed, blond-heired immigrants from the north. They called themselves "Imazighen", Noble Ones, but the Romans called them Barbari and this name has unjustly stuck. The Berbers are, in my own experience, very proud and nice people, the only one in whole Tunisia who didn't ask to pay them a dinar when taking the picture.