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"Life is full of many journeys. Where they will lead, no one can know."
— Saharah, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Welcome amiibo
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Saharah cml
Saharah NH.png
Species Gender
Camel Male[nb 1]
Female[nb 2]
Birthday November 10th Scorpio
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.

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[edit]

Saharah 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[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]

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).

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

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.




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

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]

Happy Home Designer client information
Thought bubble:
Client's vision: I'll leave it up to you!
Required items: None
Favorite song:  K.K. Casbah
Favorite saying: Life is full of many journeys. Where they lead, no one can know.
Saharah's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
 K.K. Casbah    Saharah's Pic  
 Tent Wall  
 Kaffiyeh    Elegant Umbrella  
Starting house: House of Saharah HHD Exterior.png
Happy Home Designer client information
Thought bubble:
Client's vision: I'll leave it up to you!
Required items: None
Favorite song: K.K. Casbah (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Casbah
Favorite saying: Life is full of many journeys. Where they lead, no one can know.
Saharah's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
K.K. Casbah HHD Icon.png K.K. Casbah   Saharah's Pic HHD Icon.png Saharah's Pic  
Tent Wall HHD Icon.png Tent Wall  
Kaffiyeh HHD Icon.png Kaffiyeh   Elegant Umbrella HHD Icon.png Elegant Umbrella  
Starting house: House of Saharah HHD Exterior.png

RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

RV of Saharah NLWa Exterior.png
RV of Saharah NLWa.png
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.
Aquarius Urn NL Model.png Aquarius Urn Cabin Low Table NL Model.png Cabin Low Table
Genie's Lamp NL Model.png Genie's Lamp Loom NL Model.png Loom
Loom NL Model.png Loom Round Mini Cactus NL Model.png Round Mini Cactus
Tile Screen NLWa Model.png Tile Screen
Wallpaper: Tent Wall NL.png Tent Wall
Floor: Tent Rug NL.png Tent Rug
Music: K.K. Bazaar (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Bazaar

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

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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 card[edit]

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Card back

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

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Card back

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#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
Traditional Chinese
骆岚 / 駱嵐
Luò Lán
Literal meaning 骆:camel and 岚:mountain fog

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


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  2. International