What To Do In Western Sahara

View a Map of Western Sahara

Western Sahara is an area in North Africa bordering the Atlantic Ocean, between Mauritania and Morocco. Its governance is disputed between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), but the majority of it is occupied by Morocco.

While there is a large coastline, much of it is rocky and not fit for beaches or travel. Large-scale fishing and ports are at Ad Dakhla. Much of the territory is arid desert. The area near the sand wall created by the Moroccan military (also known as "the berm") is surrounded by land mines and should be avoided. 

The landscape is mostly low, flat desert, with large areas of rocky or sandy surfaces rising to small mountains in south and northeast. Low-lying sand dunes cover the territory.

If you are travelling overland, you will find no border formalities between Morocco and Western Sahara. Your passport may be asked for at the many checkpoints on the road south, but will not be stamped and thus technically you are still in Morocco.


What To Do In Western Sahara

Top Group Trips in Western Sahara

vagabonding around the world

What To Do In Western Sahara
i wanna visit every country and visit villages and climb mountain kayak down rivers and work odd jobs I'm just going to experie... more

Explore the World

What To Do In Western Sahara
Planning over a year long trip around the World , i just want to experience the World and see most of it. It would be great if ... more

around the world in 365 days!

What To Do In Western Sahara
Hi my name is Tia I'm 21 an I've always had this dream of traveling and now I'm trying to make that dream come true I want to t... more

around the world

What To Do In Western Sahara
everyone who one wants to travel around the world is welcome.traveling for less money ,a real adventure,I'm gonna doing somethi... more

Top Group Trips in North Africa

The Dream Starts Here. Be a part of it.

What To Do In Western Sahara
I'm a 32 yr old ex-paper pusher who caught the travel bug in 2008 and have since not been able to fully return to normal everyd... more

Round The World 2015

What To Do In Western Sahara
Hi Guys! My name is Ruthie and for all my life I have had my heart set on traveling the world. Now, that I have the chance to ... more

vagabonding around the world

What To Do In Western Sahara
i wanna visit every country and visit villages and climb mountain kayak down rivers and work odd jobs I'm just going to experie... more

Sail the world

What To Do In Western Sahara
Plan to sail the world for 12-18 months. No set route. Only in the infancy planning at this point. Up for suggestions. Plan o... more

Round The World Trip

What To Do In Western Sahara
Hey, my name is Nicoletta and I'm 19, coming on 20. I have always wanted to travel the world but am a little apprehensive of go... more

Round the World Adventure

What To Do In Western Sahara
I'm still in the very early stages of planning. Want to do a RTW trip for 6-12 months and don't want to do it alone. I have a r... more

Explore the World

What To Do In Western Sahara
Planning over a year long trip around the World , i just want to experience the World and see most of it. It would be great if ... more

Vital Stats

Region Info North Africa
Population 330.5 million
Highest Altitude 4,550 m
Ras Dejen, Ethiopia 14,928 ft
Lowest Altitude -153 m
Lac Assal, Djibouti -502 ft
Lowest Temperature -24.0 °C
Ifrane, Morocco (1935) -11.2 °F
Highest Temperature 57.8 °C
Al 'Aziziyah, Libya (1922) 136.0 °F

Travel Trivia

In which country does the Himalaya NOT reside?

Trivia: In which country does the Himalaya NOT reside?

  •  
  •  
  •