Sahara 4×4 Tour: Timbuktu & Niger River
Are you ready for the journey of your life? Buckle up and get ready to explore the breathtaking Sahara Desert on an exhilarating 4×4 tour. If you yearn for an unforgettable experience that combines the thrill of desert exploration with the rich cultural heritage of ancient civilizations, then a Sahara 4×4 Tour to Timbuktu and the Niger River is the perfect trip for you.
Get up close and personal with the golden dunes, experience the thrill of desert driving, and feel the rich history of Timbuktu.
Photo: Great Mosque of Djenné.
The Temperature of The Sahara Desert
Let’s start with the Sahara Desert itself, a place of extremes. The average temperature of the Sahara Desert can be scorching during the day, with averages reaching up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).
The sun casts its blazing rays upon the golden dunes, creating a mesmerizing spectacle of heat and light. But fear not, as our experienced guides will ensure your comfort and safety throughout the tour, providing ample shade and cool drinks to keep you refreshed.
As the night falls, the Sahara Desert undergoes a magical transformation. The temperature drops significantly, offering relief from the daytime heat. You’ll witness the spectacle of a Sahara sky full of stars, with constellations painting the heavens above.
Imagine gazing up at the celestial masterpiece as you reflect on the day’s adventures
What Is Under the Sahara Desert
But what lies beneath the seemingly endless dunes and rocky terrain of the Sahara Desert? The desert floor holds a wealth of geological treasures, including ancient fossils, rock formations, and even remnants of prehistoric rivers. Beneath the surface, layers of sedimentary rock reveal the Sahara’s past as a fertile land that was once home to a vast system of lakes and rivers. Some rumors say that it was once an ocean.
The transformation of the Sahara Desert from fertile land to the barren desert we see today occurred gradually over thousands of years. Scientific research suggests that the process began around 7 million years ago.
Let´s see some of the key components that are underneath the Sahara Desert:
Oil and Gas Reserves
It’s interesting that the geological composition and features can vary across different regions and depths. Extensive scientific exploration and research have contributed to our understanding of the area, but there may still be discoveries to be made.