Every March in the North African desert, a thrilling race takes place for travelers to witness and participate in if they dare. The Trans Sahara Run has been an adventurous experience to behold for more than 40 years and can be an amazing event to witness while on a Africa travel trip.
The race begins in Tunis, Tunisia, in the middle of March as teams line up in their off-road vehicles. For the next few days, competitors travel along a designated route through harsh climates and conditions with minimal help. For instance, if their car breaks down, the must do all repairs themselves. Officials from the competition say it is a true test of stamina and patience. Those interested in watching the off-roading competition can visit some of the checkpoints on the route to cheer on their favorite teams.
Tunisia is a wonderful place to begin exploring all the attractions, entertainment options and events throughout this scenic country. According to The New York Times, the nation's capital is located on a breathtaking lake that has many stylish restaurants serving authentic dishes for travelers to try.
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