This is a review of the Escape Room “Sahara” offered by Escapeleku in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
  • ⭐️ 8.8/10
  • 🌡 Difficult
  • ⏳ 60 Minutes
  • 👥 2 – 6 Person

Sahara was in my opinion one of the secret jewels of this trip. To start with the theme is unique. I seriously doubt there is anything with this topic anywhere in the world. On top of that, the room is completely made of original material brought from Merzouga (Marocco), so no fake or look alike props. Alone for these reasons it is definitely worth a visit.

The actual escape game is 60 minutes long, but the overall experience is 105 minutes, this is due to a very long theatrical introduction before the game. We had a serious delay and luckily the owner was so friendly to accommodate us in spite of this, although we had a much shorter introduction at the beginning. For us it was nevertheless funny and enjoyable in its shorter version.

The setting of the game is really impressive and quite different from most of the games I have played and has some very original tasks. Maybe the riddles are not the strongest point, but it is more than compensated by an overall great experience, which includes some funny moments.

Considering that the room is located in the same city than “Dragonborn” from Mad Mansion, it is definitely worth a visit if you are there to play it. The only downside is that like many rooms in Spain, it is only available in Spanish and you would probably need a Spanish speaker. I am not sure if it can be offered in English, but it’s worth a try asking, as it is a very original concept.

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Santiago Onel