Overnight Camel Trekking in Merzouga

Camel Trekking

Camel Trekking Merzouga

Merzouga is a small city on the foots of Erg Chebbi Sahara desert , Erg chebbi is Morocco’s highest and largest sand dunes. At the foot of the dunes are a few other small villages which are worth to visit. One of those Villages is Khamlia village the home of black people, whose ancestors were taken there for a few centuries ago as slaves and now their descendants live there. They have developed a special spiritual music Gnawa which is wonderful to listen to, even dance if you get the urge. It tells about the times that have gone, but even about the current time. Spending 2 nights in the sahara desert of Merzouga will give you the chance to visit khamlia village and see the Khamlia music band.

Go around sand dunes and see the life behind them, visit Nomads living in caves and share a cup of tea with them. To visit Merzouga from Marrakech you will need a minimum of 3 days desert trip from Marrakech and 2 days trip from Fes. The desert is quite spectacular and you’ll want to spend more than just 90 minutes riding out into the dunes and back, especially after a long trip from Marrakech or Fes. 2 nights in Merzouga is very recommended and will allow you to take part in a couple of different activities while you’re there. The quickest straight shot to get to Merzouga is to fly from Casablanca to Ouarzazate (7-8 hour drive to Merzouga), or Errachidia 2 hour drive to Merzouga.