- "Life is full of many journeys. Where they will lead, no one can know."
- — Saharah, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Welcome amiibo, and New Horizons
|Camel|| Male[nb 1]|
|Role||Selling interior items (wallpapers, flooring, and rugs)|
Name in other languages
Saharah is a camel in the Animal Crossing series who offers exclusive wallpaper, flooring, and rugs to the player. She has a different service in each Animal Crossing series game. Her name likely comes from the Sahara Desert, which relates to her species; this is further evidenced by one of her exclusive carpets: Saharah's Desert.
In Japanese and Korean entries in the Animal Crossing series, Saharah is male, while in all other versions, she is female. However, her appearance, including her voice, is identical in all versions. Saharah shares this attribute with Blanca and Gracie.
In Animal Crossing
In Animal Crossing, Saharah makes her living selling rare and exotic carpets from faraway lands. Like most of the game's other special characters, Saharah sells items that cannot be found anywhere else. She does, however, have a different way of doing business than Tom Nook, as she accepts trade-ins. In order for the player to get their hands on one of her carpets, they must trade in one of their carpets along with some money, starting at 3,000 Bells. Her prices double each time the player buys a carpet, up to a maximum of 48,000 Bells. In Animal Crossing, she also retains her Japanese male voice.
In Wild World
In Animal Crossing: Wild World, Saharah gives rare wallpaper, taking over from Wendell. Instead of trade-ins, she asks the player to deliver carpet and wallpaper to special characters such as Blathers, the Able Sisters, Tom Nook, Pelly, and Phyllis, similar to the way that the player works for Tom Nook earlier in the game. In return, she will give the player a choice of either rare carpet or wallpaper.
She plays a part in the Golden Axe Trading Event, which involves the player trading various items to other special characters and in order for a chance to be given a Golden Axe. After the player gets to know Saharah, she will talk about how she "longs for a turban." When given a Turban, she will either give the player a Red Vase or a Massage Chair which can be traded to Tortimer to further the event.
In City Folk
In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Saharah once again accepts trade-ins. Though the player does not have to pay alongside the trade, she asks for old wallpaper or carpet from other villagers around town, and usually only one or two will have them. If the player saves three of these old wallpapers or carpets every time she visits, she will give the player a rare wallpaper or carpet. If the player tries to give her a wallpaper or carpet from their home or Tom Nook's store, she will say that it is "still lovely," but not accept it for trade.
In New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Saharah sells the player a new wallpaper and carpet for 3,000 Bells. When the player meets her, she asks them to lead her to their house. She then leads the player out of the house temporarily while redecorating the first floor room with a new carpet and wallpaper. Finally, she emerges and gives the player the old carpet and wallpaper. She can install typical walls and carpets as well as rare Saharah originals. She owns an RV in the Campground and sells 9 items for 3 MEOW Coupons each. If she is in good terms with the player, she reveals that she has a crush on Tom Nook.
In New Horizons
In New Horizons, Saharah can be seen wandering around the player's island weekly any day except weekends. When talked to, she offers "mysterious" wallpaper and flooring that are exclusive to her, which can be bought for 3,000 Bells each. Additionally, she now offers different sizes of mystery rugs: small for 1,000 Bells, medium for 1,500 Bells, and large for 2,000 Bells. Along with each rug purchase, the player earns "exchange tickets," which appear in the player's inventory as "Saharah Tickets." Once five tickets have been collected, they can be exchanged for a free mysterious floor or wallpaper that is missing from the player's catalog, or a random mysterious floor or wallpaper if they have them all in catalog. The amount of tickets earned depends on the size of the carpet (1 for small, 2 for medium, and 3 for large).
With the release of the 2.0 update, Sahara now has a shop open at the plaza on Harv's Island. However, she will continue to visit the player's island about every two weeks. Items sold at her Co-op are sold for 1.2x their standard price.
Prior to its removal in version 2.0, when the player scans Saharah's amiibo card and tries to invite her, she will say:
Saharah is speaking. You are who? Ah, Player is the you I speak to.
You have need of mystery?
A campsite for the going to? Oh, but bad, for I am the busiest of busy!
I see not camping in my future, unless it is a
A campsite made of floor coverings and toil.
But it is great in kindness of you to be inviting me! My happiness grows with thinking of it.
In Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
In Happy Home Designer
RV in Welcome amiibo
In Happy Home Paradise
Animal Crossing e-Reader card
amiibo card artwork
- According to cranky villagers in City Folk, her accent is fake. They claim that she used to do stand-up comedy at the The Marquee and didn't have an accent.
- Saharah appears on the album cover of "K.K. Condor."
Names in other languages
- Japan and Korea