We next head south, crossing the Jbel Tadrart mountain range. On the way, we pass through Tagounite towards M'hamid, very close to the Algerian border, then on by dirt track towards the Sacred Oasis and the dunes of Erg Cheggaga, where we will enjoy driving in an endless sea of sand.
We then continue along a fantastic sandy route to Lake Iriki, located in the Iriki National Park, covering over 123,000 hectares.
This environment offers protection to a multitude of desert species during the brief wet periods. Especially birds, but also gazelles, oryx and hyenas.
Next stop is Zagora, famous for being the city from which the old camel caravans left for Tombouctou (and which took 52 days to cross the desert) and for its immense green palm grove in the Drâa river basin.