Sahara scenario



Sahara scenario and map



Sahara scenario Introduction:

Sahara scenario for Civilization V (BNW) show the largest hot desert in the world and covers 12 countries. To the north, the Sahara skirts the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt and Lybia and also Atlas mountains in Morocco. Only at coastal areas and surroundings of big rivers (Nile, Niger, Senegal, Draa, Gambia, Senegal…) are rich of fertile areas, rest of map is desert. Strategic resources (Oil, Aluminium, Uranium, Coal) are located randomly in the middle of desert, so you will need settle also sand area. On this huge map you can play for 5 Civs. You will start 3500 b.c. with four real located cities.

Scenario is based on true map


Key features:

  • Real starting location of present countries in Africa.
  • Real city names and their positions
  • All cities starting with level 1, except capital city (level2)
  • Natural wonder for every Civ
  • Random placement of luxury resources, each Civ has specific resources.
  • Random placement of strategic resources. Resources of Aluminium, Coal, Oil and Uranium are located far from starting location, in the middle of desert.
  • Every civ beggins with the same research, units, culture and gold
  • Real placement of hills, rivers, lakes etc..
  • You have no contact with another leaders at the beginning.
  • Lot of Ancient ruins and barbarians.

Playable civs:

5 Nations, 20 cities

Morocco – 4 cities (Rabat, Casablanca, Fes, Marrakech)
Tunisia (Carthage) – 4 cities (Tunis, Annaba, Sousse, Sfax)
Egypt – 4 cities (Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, Tanta)
Ethiopia – 4 cities (Addis Ababa, Khartoum, Merawi, Wad Madani)
Mali (Songhai)- 4 cities (Bamako, Jenne, Tombuctu, Gao) 

8 City states

Algeirs (Algeria), Tripoli (Lybia), Valetta (Malta), Jerusalem (Israel), Beirut (Lebanon), Aswan (Egypt), N´Djamena (Chad), Dakar (Senegal),



morocco map for sahara scenario civ5



tunisia map for sahara scenario civ5



egypt map for sahara scenario civilization 5


ethiopia map for sahara scenario civilization v

mali map for civ 5


Known bugs for Alps scenario:
Years counted +40 for every turn. I recommend to use some time mod.

Starting game:
1. Download map file, unpack it and save to MAP folder. Usually C:\Users\User\Documents\My Games\Sid Meier’s Civilization 5\Maps

2. Start game and select MODS

3. Select Custom game, and choose map Sahara_full, don´t forget tick Load scenario

4. Choose leader, difficulty and PLAY

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