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"I bring these rugs from my home, which is far, to help you decorate your home, which is near."
— Saharah, Animal Crossing: New Horizons
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Saharah cml
Artwork of Saharah
Species Gender
Camel Male[nb 1]
Female[nb 2]
Birthday November 10th Scorpio
Favorite saying "Life is full of many journeys. Where they will lead, no one can know."
Role Selling interior items (wallpapers, flooring, and rugs)
Main appearances

Other appearances
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.



Artwork from Doubutsu no Mori.

Saharah is a brownish-yellow camel with closed eyes, thick and long eyelashes, and brown hair. Her belly, hands and feet are white. The insides of her ears and mouth are pink. She wears a blue waistcoat with golden decorations, and a white backpack storing wallpaper, flooring and rugs in.


Saharah is calm and soft, even when selling her favourite interior items: wallpaper, flooring and rugs. She is characterized as a "foreigner" who may use strange wording and malapropisms.


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. The reason for this is that when localizing Doubutsu no Mori+ into Animal Crossing, the localizers did not definitively know special characters' genders because unlike villagers, who have pink and blue name bubbles when speaking, all special NPCs have ambiguous green bubbles. Because of the character's long eyelashes (a trait all camels have) and the Japanese name ローラン (Rōran), which was interpreted as "Lauren," they assumed they were female and did not realize the mistake until Nintendo of Japan asked about the female gender on Saharah's e-Reader card.[1]


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Artwork from 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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Saharah giving the player 2 exchange tickets in Animal Crossing: 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, Saharah 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.

Saharah's poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting her to Photopia via her amiibo.

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[edit]

Saharah outside Crazy Redd's in Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori.

Saharah makes a cameo in 🎬 Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori, appearing outside Crazy Redd's during the Fireworks Festival.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Saharah has a chance of appearing as a background character in the stage Smashville. She also appears as a collectible trophy and a collectible sticker.




Description A trader who comes from afar to deliver merchandise. However, since she always forgets to bring a town map, she needs help making her deliveries. Once you've helped her finish all of her tasks, she'll reward you with a gift. Her unique way of phrasing is part of her exotic charm. It is a fine thing, yes?
Acquisition Random



Effect Fighters
[Water] Attack +8 Pokémon Trainer

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Saharah still appears as a background character in the stage Smashville, in the new stage Town and City, and as a collectible trophy.




Description NTSC-U: Traveling from a faraway land comes the wandering salescamel, Saharah. She's got wallpaper to paper your walls with and carpets to pet your cars with. That's kind of odd, actually... Maybe it's a tradition where she comes from? Either way, she brings many unique things with her when she visits.

PAL: A trader from a faraway land who's big on interior design. She doesn't have her own store, instead carrying her wares around as a travelling merchant - it's hard to tell where you'll find her next! She claims to have many wallpapers for the papering of walls, and carpets for the...petting of cars? Nobody's quite sure if she's being serious.
Acquisition Random

Villager information[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Life is full of many journeys. Where they lead, no one can know.

Saharah's Happy Home Designer icon

Example of Saharah's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Birthday Gender Species
November 10 Scorpio Male[nb 3]
Female[nb 4]
Umbrella Elegant Umbrella HHD Icon.png Elegant Umbrella
House request
Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
Favorite song  K.K. Casbah
Unlocked items
  •  K.K. Casbah
  •  Saharah's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Tent Wall
  • Clothing:
  •  Kaffiyeh
  •  Elegant Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Saharah's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

    Exterior of Saharah's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Saharah's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: 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.
    Wall:  Tent Wall
    Floor:  Tent Rug
    Music: K.K. Bazaar NL Texture.png K.K. Bazaar

    "Order furniture" in Saharah's RV

    Item Image Type Buy price Sell price Available from Colors HHA theme Style Customizable Size
    Tent Wall Tent Wall NL Model.png Wallpaper  3 MEOW Coupons -  Saharah's RV
    - - - - -
    Tent Rug Tent Rug NL Model.png Flooring  3 MEOW Coupons  320 Bells  Saharah's RV
     Timmy and Tommy's store
    - Antique - - -
    Aquarius Urn Aquarius Urn NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  1,200 Bells DLC
     Saharah's RV
    - - - No 1.0 x 1.0
    Cabin Low Table Cabin Low Table (Patchy Tree - Green) NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  525 Bells  Saharah's RV
     Timmy and Tommy's store
    Colorful / Green Rustic Iconic Yes 2.0 x 1.0
    Genie's Lamp Genie's Lamp NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  375 Bells  Saharah's RV
     Timmy and Tommy's store
    Yellow (x2) Antique / Fairy Tale / Quirky Historical No 1.0 x 1.0
    Loom Loom (Yellow Plaid) NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  750 Bells  Saharah's RV
     Timmy and Tommy's store
    Yellow / Brown - Basic Yes 1.0 x 1.0
    Loom Loom (Blue Plaid) NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  750 Bells  Saharah's RV
     Timmy and Tommy's store
    Blue / Brown - Basic Yes 1.0 x 1.0
    Round Mini Cactus Round Mini Cactus NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  200 Bells  Garden Shop
     Saharah's RV
    Green / Brown Rustic Basic No 1.0 x 1.0
    Tile Screen Tile Screen (Blue) NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  800 Bells  Saharah's RV
    Blue / Gray - - Yes 2.0 x 1.0
    The player can only order from campers up to three times per day. The items arrive via mail.
    Includes data sourced from the Data Spreadsheet for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, AlgebraManiacABC, Chubby Bub, Cuyler, HylianAngel, Kalina70, PanchamBro, SuperHamster, and vmario.

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Life is full of many journeys. Where they will lead, no one can know.


    Birthday Gender Species
    November 10 Scorpio Male[nb 5]
    Female[nb 6]
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Pink) NH Model.png  Pink
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Traditional 2 - Fabric 15) NH Model.png  Traditional 2 - Fabric 15
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Hobby Fashion
    Book Fashion Book NH Icon.png Fashion

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 2-064 (Saharah).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 2-064 (Saharah - Back).jpg

    #064 Saharah - Series 2
    Gender: Female
    Sign: Scorpio
    Profile: Saharah travels the world bartering rare carpets. Her trade-in deals are good to begin with, but she has a habit of jacking up the prices for repeat customers. It's anybody's guess how many rugs she has in that bag.
    Password: O#x7W3OssHRKT#

    amiibo cards[edit]

    013 Saharah amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #013 Saharah - Series 1
    Star sign: Scorpio
    Birthday: November 10
    Dice value: 4
    Hand sign: Scissors

    416 Saharah amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #416 Saharah - Series 5
    Star sign: Scorpio
    Birthday: November 10



    • 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[edit]

    Japanese ローラン
    Laurent or Roland

    Korean 사하라
    Same as English name

    Simplified Chinese 楼兰 (iQue)
    From Japanese name

    Simplified Chinese 骆岚
    Luò Lán
    Literal meaning 骆:camel and 岚:mountain fog. Akin to her Japanese name.

    Traditional Chinese 駱嵐

    Russian Сахара
    Same as English name

    Dutch Saharah Same as English name

    German Aziza -

    European Spanish Alcatifa Old word that literally means "carpet"

    European French Sarah French given name for a female. Sounds like the Sahara desert.

    Italian Sahara Same as English name


    1. Japan and Korea
    2. International
    3. Japan and Korea
    4. International
    5. Japan and Korea
    6. International


    1. Jason Nuyens (November 12, 2004). "Interviews". Archived from the original on March 15, 2005. Retrieved September 25, 2022.