Desert safaris and voyages are probably the best ways to have an adventurous holiday. More so, when you explore the barrenness and wide expanse of sand and nothingness, it brings a unique thrill to your trip.
Here are the world’s largest and most sought-after desert destinations you should surely visit.
Ranked as the world’s largest and hottest desert, it should be a part of your bucket list because of its weather extremes, high dunes, and exciting safaris.
It covers a significant portion of North Africa and includes Egypt and Morocco.
The Namib Desert
This one is a coastal desert expanding across Namibia, South Africa, and Angola, and it is the oldest desert in the world with a wide expanse of 2000 km.
Replete with breathtaking landscapes and surroundings, the most special attraction is the Skeleton Coast which consists of skeletal remains of whales, seals, and even sailors who were subject to shipwrecks. This desert is located on the Atlantic Coast.
The Gobi Desert
The largest in Asia is a cold desert covering China and Mongolia. It has shallow temperatures usually but is very hot during summer due to wind influences from the Siberian Steppes.
This desert came into formation due to a rain shadow influence of the Himalayas. It consists of fossil remains that are of great interest to archaeologists and evolutionary scientists alike.
The Atacama Desert
This desert is the driest area globally, with a record low rainfall and only salt lakes and sand as landscapes. Some regions have never in the history of their existence experienced rain.
The dry expanse and large, treeless areas have served as ideal filming locations for many movies like Quantum of Solace and Spy Kids, to name a few.
The Thar Desert
This desert is located in India and is a hub of culture and varied landscapes. Covering areas of Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, and Gujarat, the Rajasthani and Gujarati cultures especially make it a must-visit destination. Also, the Rann of Kutch- a saltwater marsh- is a huge expanse of white sands and is a picturesque spot altogether.
If you love desserts, set out today!