Sahara Desert

As the largest dry desert in the world, the Sahara Desert is home to some of the most amazing geological features of nature and numerous settings that transcend any simplistic idea of just “sand.” ┬áThe Sahara Desert covers most of North Africa and includes the following countries: Egypt, Chad, Morocco, Western Sahara, Sudan, Algeria, Mali, Libya, Tunisia, Mauritania, and Niger.

The Sahara Desert accounts for 3,500,000 square miles of the African continent which makes it similar in size to Europe or even N. America.  The Sahara is a sea of sand with some dunes reaching as high as 600 feet.

The Sahara Desert is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa.