X-mas in the desert

Hi, I'm going to trek the Sahara this Christmas, anyone else booked onto this trip yet?


I'll be joining you for this one Filip.  I've done this trip a couple of times; its such a lovely experience, I hope you enjoy it too. 


Hi Anne, so you're the desert veteran then. Anything you would advise? I have read that the dust and sand can be pretty annoying. What kinds of temperatures shoul I expect? Anything special I shouldn't forget to pack? Thanks for your help.


Hi Filip.  You only notice that the sand has got everwhere when you come to empty your bag back home!  That said it will wreck your camera... but worth it for an amazing dune photo. Don't underestimate how cold it gets at night, so I'll be taking sleeping bag, liner, and fleece liner; thermals for sleeping, hat, gloves and down jacket are essential for the nights and early mornings.  Ooooo and if you know any camp fire songs the team will be most impressed!


Hi Anne, thanks for very useful unformation. I am just looking at underwater cases for my camera as it's an expensive DSLR and damaging it for 1 dunes photo is definitely not worth it. I have a down sleeping bag up to -20 degrees, so I think I'll survive but I didn't expect a down jacket being on the list. I am not a great singer I'm afraid... See you in 3 weeks!

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