We visited it on route to Matmata a small Berber speaking town. Some of the local Berber residents live in traditional underground “troglodyte” structures.
Here’s one of the few remaining residents.
The structures typical for the village are created by digging a large pit in the ground.Around the perimeter of this pit artificial caves are then dug to be used as rooms, with some homes comprising multiple pits, connected by passageways.
Here is the entrance to one of the traditional troglodyte dwellings that featured in the original Star Wars film.
What a gorgeous spot for a quick spot of relaxing.
Horse riding in the desert with the Bedouin Horsemen, shortly before my travelling companion was whisked off into the sunset!
We also took a turn at saddling up and riding out on camels in the desert at Douz – the gateway to the Saraha.