Moroccan Sahara . Merzouga
We want to inform you Why you should go to Merzouga :
When tourists think of Morocco , the image is sahara and camels .
Yes ,the Moroccan Sahara stretches as far as the eye can see. the sand, in it, is so soft and beautiful.
One of the best places in sahara is MERZOUGA , Erg Chegaga and Erg Chebbi .
Merzouga is 50 kilometres from Algeria ,35 kilometeres south east of Rissani ,350 kilometeres from Ourzazate and 560 kilometres from Marrakech .
Merzouga was was very green but its people refused to give offerings to a poor lady.
Legend says that God transformed it into a desert with unbeareable scorching heat.
Today , Merzouga is one of the most attractive places for travelers all over the world .
Recently, so many Americans , Australians , Asians come to visit Moroccan Sahara
The number of tourists going to Merzouga has increased incredibly and so are the number of hotels .
In Merzouga , everything revolves around sand dunes , camels and the whole experience is really mind blowing .
In addition to this , sleeping in a tent in the middle of thousands of sand dunes around you is a life time experience .
Things to do in the Moroccan Sahara Merzouga
- If you like excitement in the Moroccan Sahara , you can go for Quad Biking or Sand Boarding .
- Merzouga is also a good destination for Birders and Reptile Lovers like :
- Flamingos, ducks, sandgrouses a, bustards , skinks , snakes , jerboas ,and fennic fox.
- you can burry yourself in the sand to cure joints inflamation and skin problems .
- listen to Gnawa music (the gnawa people were braught from west and central africa as slaves ) and may be buy their CDS to support their economy.
- Ride the camels for 30 minutes or an hour .Be careful, try to avoid mounting skinny camels as they might cause terrible back-pain .
- How to go the Moroccan sahara – Mezouga
Since Merzouga is far away , the best is to use ROYAL AIR MAROC to go to Errachidia and then you can take a car for 2 hours to Mezouga .
Some tours companies have a good reputation and you can use some of them to visit merzouga .
Best time to go to Merzouga is from october to february.
By the way, if you don t have time to travel to Merzouga , we recommend AGAFAY SAHARA .
We also offer tours and transportation in Marrakech and outside it .
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