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The hottest desert in the world stretches over nine million square kilometers, covering a major part of North Africa.
This desert covers 30 percent of all African continent. It is considered to be the hottest place on the planet. After all, summer temperatures in the Sahara sometimes reach 60 degrees centigrade. The daily amplitude of temperatures is striking: when the air is about 30 degrees, the temperature by the ground can be 70 degrees.
Yet, apart from the extreme temperatures, the desert hides another no less dangerous natural phenomenon. Every year, a heavy rain, tornadoes and incredible sandstorms happen in the Sahara. These storms are able to raise the sand to a height of 1000 meters and they can even move dunes. In such moments, the wind speed exceeds 50 meters per second. The storms occur suddenly and come to an end abruptly, leaving a dusty “fog” after them.
In this area, sparse vegetation is found mainly in the areas where the groundwater is close to the surface. Some animals also adapted to the extreme desert conditions: gerbils, springhares, baboons, weasels, sand foxes, mongooses, snakes and more than 300 species of birds.
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Ride a camel in the Sahara
Ride a camel in the dunes of the hottest desert in the world. It is so much fun to explore the Sahara when you are sitting up high on an exotic animal.11
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The Sahara Desert on the map
More places to visit in Marrakesh
The Atlas Mountains
This mountain range is considered to be the heart of Morocco and a landmark destination for many travelers.10
This town looks as if rooted in the surrounding rocks. Tafraoute is famous for the unique land-art by a Belgian artist who left a trace in the history in the form of rocks painted blue.7
If you want to see something amazing and exciting, visit the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech. This place truly attracts and flows in your soul as a good and pleasant dream.4
The famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square is known all over the world not only as the main sight of the city, but also it's frightening history.21