SAHARA - TUNISIAN DESERT
An incredible spiritual experience in contact with the silence of the Desert, under the most beautiful starry sky in the world
6 APRIL 2024
Who the tour is for:
WHEN & WHERE
Next Tour: 6 APRIL 2024
We will meet at Tunis airport and use this day to wait for all the arrivals and relax before leaving the next day for Tozeur. It will be a long journey, so it will be important to leave rested, ready to start this adventure to the full. We will get to know each other better and introduce you to this photographic journey.
Chott el-Jerid is a huge salt lake located in the south-west of Tunisia. It is a depression between the oases of Tozeur and Nefta on one side and between Kébili and Douz on the edge of the Sahara Desert on the other.
The desert of Mos Espa is known because of the set of the film Star Wars, which was filmed in those very dunes. The near absence of light pollution makes this place optimal for night photography.
Camp Mars is located within the Djebil Nature Park, in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Here you will have the good fortune to experience sleeping in a tented camp together with the grub and enjoy some relaxation away from mobile phones and electricity.
We will head back north to the capital Tunis. During the long journey, we will be able to discuss and talk about photography and the emotions we experienced during this unique experience. We will spend the last night here, immersing ourselves in the cultural atmosphere of this incredible city, eating a delicious dinner together for the last evening.
End of the event. We will take you all back to the airport ready to return to our countries
Some views of our tour:
This experience is specifically for anyone who enjoys photographing the night landscape. If you are already a stargazer and are looking for the best darkness, then this is the perfect trip for you. It won’t be a strenuous experience in terms of walking but it will be in terms of sleeping, so pack a big pot of coffee and let’s set off in search of the night
Food is included in the package, we will have breakfast lunch and dinner, any extra meals will be paid for by the photographer, alcoholic drinks will not be on the menu. Lunches and dinners will be typical of the place, in the desert we will be able to taste dromedary and typical bread baked under the sand. (for any intolerance or allergy please advise the organisation)
We will spend the first night and the last night of the trip at the hotel near the airport, this is to facilitate the arrival of all participants and to ensure that if there are any delays there will be no problems with departure. We will then spend one night near the salt lake and then go to spend our best three nights in the desert.
Any photographic journey is definitely not a holiday, it will be quite tiring from the point of view of sleep, we will only get plenty of sleep when we are close to the city, on the other nights we will try to rest in the morning
Specific equipment is certainly required, each photographer must have their own camera and lenses this is because each photographer will have to be autonomous during the night, the organisation will show the use of the astro tracker in case a photographer decides to take it with them.
No particular level of experience is required, however a minimum of practice with the camera during the night is required, Alex remains available to photographers should there be any need
The transfers and nights in the hotel and to our basecamp (main food included), the car/vans driven by our guides (gasoline included)
Flights, extra meals, extras, and anything not expressly mentioned in “What’s included in the fee?”.