Camel caravan through the Sahara Desert near Djanet, Algeria (@ Frans Lemmens/Super Stock)
- This desert stretches across 9,400,000 square kilometres and has a top temperature of 58°C.""This is perhaps the safest way to explore it
- The country featured today declared its independence from France exactly 50 years ago.""Where are people celebrating?
- Amazingly, snow has been known to fall here, while the sand dunes can reach 180m in height.""Shall we make tracks into this terrific terrain?
- The average life expectancy of an even-toed ungulate is 40 to 50 years and they can reach speeds of 65kph.""What other fun facts have we got stored up?