For the first time in the 20-year history of the gated 225-square-kilometre Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR), visitors can enjoy a self-drive safari in our specially prepared Toyota Hilux Adventure overlanding vehicles through the unique area under the expert guidance of Sand Sherpa.
For those who do not wish to drive themselves, a guide-driven safari can also be arranged.
EXPLORE THE DESERT AT SUNRISE OR SUNSET WITH THE REGION'S FIRST-SELF DRIVE WILDLIFE SAFARI IN THE DUBAI DESERT CONSERVATION RESERVE
Drive one of our Toyota Hilux overlanding vehicles through this unique area or sit back and take in the views as our guides take you on a scenic adventure through the dunes.
This unique experience is aimed at those looking to connect with nature and explore Dubai’s natural wilderness.
The Sherpa Safari begins with a briefing on reserve driving etiquette and expert guides will then instruct you over hand-held radios and enable you to safely manoeuvre a 4X4 vehicle through the desert, all with minimal impact on the natural environment.
During the 75-minute wildlife drive, you will learn about the desert, its history and its inhabitants, while enjoying views of the natural flora and fauna. Discover indigenous wildlife, including gazelle, oryx, monitor lizards and countless birds, as well as fox dens and other natural phenomena.
Once at camp, you can explore the sands and enjoy a nature walk around the site. We have fully equipped bathroom facilities on-site and offer snacks and refreshments along the way.
The experience is ideal for families with children. It is designed to teach participants more about the desert so that they can become familiar with considerate exploration that will equip them for lifelong discovery of the desert.
With conservation at the heart of our efforts, the experience shines a light on the delicate environmental balance and inspires the need to protect the desert landscape in the midst of rapid urban development.
ABOUT YOUR SHERPA 4X4
Sherpa 4x4s Equipped with the best foam cell technology suspension, rated recovery points, gear and winches, our specially prepared Toyota Hilux Adventures are the ultimate overlanding vehicles.
Our 4x4s have 4.0 litre V6 engines, with all the creature comforts as well as being fully independent camping units equipped with 105-litre water tanks, drawer system, dual battery and electrics, 270-degree shade awnings, TV display and our custom built Sand Sherpa rooftop tents.