- "Life is full of many journeys. Where they will lead, no one can know."
- — Saharah, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Welcome amiibo
|Role||Selling interior items (wallpapers, flooring, and rugs)|
|Name in other languages|
Saharah is a camel in the Animal Crossing series that trades in rare carpets and wallpaper to the player. She has a different service in each Animal Crossing series game. Her name comes from the Sahara Desert in Africa; one of her exclusive carpets is even called "Saharah's Desert".
- 1 Appearances
- 2 Other appearances
- 3 Villager info
- 4 Card profiles
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Names in other languages
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Notes
In the original 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 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 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 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. If she is in good terms with the player, she reveals that she has a crush on Tom Nook.
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, 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 floor or wallpaper. The amount of tickets earned depends on the size of the carpet (1 for small, 2 for medium, and 3 for large).
Saharah has a chance of appearing as a background character in the stage Smashville. She also appears as a collectible trophy.
In Happy Home Designer
|Happy Home Designer House Info|
When visiting Saharah's RV at the campground, the bottom screen will display the following:
- "She can tie any room together with the right carpet and wallpaper, but in her spare time, Saharah lets loose with a little car camping."
Animal Crossing e-Reader card
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Animal Crossing amiibo Card
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amiibo card artwork
Names in other languages
- According to cranky villagers in City Folk, her accent is fake. They claim that she used to do stand-up comedy in the The Marquee and didn't have an accent.
- Despite being female, Saharah is referred as a male in the Prima Official Strategy Guide for Animal Crossing. This is because she is male in the Japanese games.
- Even though Saharah is female in the non-Japanese versions of every Animal Crossing game, she still has a male voice in the non-Japanese versions of every Animal Crossing game.