If you’re looking for a way to get away from the stressful urban life even for a little while, consider going on an overnight desert safari. Far from the typical urban city setting, deserts are full of wonderfully strange creatures that have adapted to the unforgiving conditions of the desert. People who live there have different cultures and habits, which make it a lot more fun to visit.
Let’s clear up some of the misconceptions you might have first though: you’re not going to ride a camel for days in the scorching heat of the sun. In most cases, you’ll be riding in a 4×4 wheel drive car. Even if you’re just riding in a car, it’s still a different kind of experience as the car glides through the desert sand.
Another misconception is that there are no creatures in the desert except for a few camels and cacti. This misconception is understandable since most deserts remain unexplored due to the harsh conditions there. When you go on a desert safari, however, you’ll see that the desert is teeming with life. Some animals choose to burrow in the sand to protect them from the heat and some animals choose to hide in caves. Some animals are only active at night and some in the morning. What sets apart desert animals from the animals you’d see in tropical climate is that most of them have strange shapes and organs to help them survive.
If the place you’re going to stay in for the night is near a city, don’t expect to be able to see clear skies, as the area would most likely be affected by smog as well. Most people who go on overnight desert safari actually end up loving dune bashing, which is exploring the sandy desert terrain using a 4×4. If you’re planning to do this, avoid eating a heavy meal! Camel rides are also pretty common. They’re not as exciting as dune bashing, but riding a camel in the desert is surely one thing you’re not going to want to miss. One of the prettiest sunsets you’ll ever see is the one in the desert. Make sure you have a good camera ready and really thick clothes (temperature will drop drastically as the sun goes down). Overnight desert safaris offer a different kind of experience compared to mountain climbs or beach adventures. If you’re looking for a different way to spend your vacation, give the desert a try; you’ll be surprised as to how much fun the desert has in store for you.