National Geographic: Africa - Sahara
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The Sahara, largest desert in the world, is home to the Tuaregs, the Moors, Arabs, and the Tubu. Throughout history, camel caravans have carried goods on trans-Saharan journeys, despite the forbidding climate conditions. Ivory, gold, and salt have been the primary cargoes, and in modern times, the trade goes on.
The program is an account of the first salt caravan of Adam Ilius, a nine-year-old boy, who makes the difficult trip to Bilma in Niger. While the modern world is approaching, some age-old practices of the desert continue.