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Travel Blogs from Zagora
Mustafa was once again right on time and collected us at 7am for the long drive to Zagora and our long awaited camel ride. We did not expect the journey to be quite that long of a drive, it had to be the longest mountain pass that We have been through, about 4 hours through the Atlas mountains, all hairpin bends!! A bit scary at times when you have a massive tour bus coming the other way. Then you have people passing and the small narrow roads, throw in a random person walking, ...
... long trip, during darkness, after sunset. But it came in useful on the way back, the next morning.
One and a half hours on a camel, travelling at 4mph, is a long tedious journey, once the novelty of riding a camel has worn off, and travelling at night, with just the stars as company, can only make it magical for so long.
But it was well worth the trip. We arrived, at the Berber tents, very dark, with just a few lamps surrounding the tents as ...
... in the country.
... pictures of course to capture the moment!
I don't know how they know where they are in the desert, but they certainly know its every landscape.
More tea and hospitality (and a western toilet!!) met us at the end of our trek - wonderful! Nothing is rushed in Morocco or the desert so we "chatted" and drank tea on cushions in a desert camp tent before saying "shokran" (thankyou) and heading back to Tiraf.
We went to the local Tiraf ...
... campground that we are at its GPS location is N
30° 18.890 W 5° 49.806
Saturday, May 14
set off and drove the 90 km back towards Agdz will return to the left
onto R108, heading towards the Atlantic coast and Agadir, we had a nice
surprise as it was a beautiful highway that we could do a speed of 100+
without any bumps or whatever. All good things come to an end at a Y
junction when the road downgraded to ...