Merzouga is a small village in the Moroccan Sahara. The great desert in this country is mostly dry, cracked ground. And it is located in the vicinity of Merzouga. Its houses and tents stand at the foot of Erg Chebbi, a huge (30 by 15 km) array of dunes up to 160 m high.
There is no developed infrastructure – civilization is limited to a couple of supermarkets, several cafes, and restaurants. Most people book their Morocco desert tour to Merzouga not to bask in the soft featherbeds of hotel suites, but to take part in a camel safari and experience the authentic Berber way of life. Merzouga is the starting point for all extreme people departing deep into the Sahara. The surrounding area is considered one of the most convenient places to explore the nature of the great African desert. The main attraction of Merzouga is a giant ridge of dunes up to 160 meters high.
The sandhills are especially fascinating at sunrise, when the shadows on their slopes seem to run into each other in the first rays of the sun, weaving into a single intricate pattern.
The best way to get around Merzuga and its surroundings is on camels, 4×4 or foot, thanks to the small settlement. Though it is better to walk in the evening or in the morning, as it is intolerably hot in the desert in the daytime.
As already mentioned, most tourists come to Merzouga to take part in a camel trekking safari on the Erg Chebbi dunes. When booking a tour with us, tents, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, as well as water are all included in the price accompanied by live traditional music. At Camel Excursions Morocco, we have a well-equipped camp with all the necessary amenities.