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camel in the desert

camel in the desert


Watching the sun rise or set over the sand dunes of Merzouga may be the most spectacular experience you have on your trip to Morocco. The Erg Chebbi, the name of these sand dunes, is said to have some of the highest dunes in Morocco about 160 m alt. Indeed, the dunes and the desert wildlife are impressive. Merzouga is an excellent base from which to explore the desert and bird-watchers will be enthralled with what they see. In spring, a lake (SERJI) forms near Merzouga which attracts pink flamingos. Other rare birds stop here during spring migration. The desert is also the year round environment for many desert reptiles and mammals.

A camel trip, for a couple hours, is a great way to see the dunes. For those who are used to getting saddle-sore, or are up for the ultimate adventure, there are two to ten days desert tours on camel. You won’t have to look hard for a guide, it’s better to ask the management at your hotel for a reliable one.Taking an overnight excursion over the dunes is even better.  You see waves and waves of sand dunes at sunset as you ride your camel.. In the morning, you watch the sunrise from Algeria border as it catches the dunes. 


January 28, 2005 change by sahara_lady

September 02, 2009 change by peterhunt

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