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The Road to Merzouga, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

The Road to Merzouga

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... (for the first time traveler) as there are no signs and it is a 35 km journey across the piste to the outpost of Merzouga. Pistes by definition is "poor track", however, there is very little track so that getting lost in the desert could have been a real ...

Of Kasbahs and Camels..., Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Of Kasbahs and Camels...

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... we made the trek again (at 5 am!) to catch the sunrise. Our time spent in the desert was hosted by Morocco's desert nomads - the Berbers. They are the indigenous people of northern Africa whose traditional way of life was as nomadic herders. Who ...

The Sahara, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

The Sahara

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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We caught a night bus to Rissani on the expensive bus company (CTM) although the bus driver only sporadically put on the aircon so it was like an oven inside and none of the chairs reclined (for our 10 hour journey). From there we were picked up in a ...

Pass the Sheesha, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Pass the Sheesha

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... but all of a sudden he changed radio stations, and the Black Eyed Peas came on! We all looked at each other and smirked. Merzouga - finally, we arrived at the town from where we would take our camel trip out into the desert. Another van joined us there, ...

One hump or two?, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

One hump or two?

A travel blog entry by roamingfree

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... because the windscreen was so hot.....now we have a sticky mess in the top corner....but we still have a windscreen!!    Merzouga is a small place, sitting literally in the dunes of Erg Chebbi and this is where it differs from Erg Chigaga; it ...

Desert Camp Merzouga, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Desert Camp Merzouga

A travel blog entry by viaggioamarocco

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... - 4 Days Tours Camel Rides- Visit the Nomadic Family- Sunrise-set By Camel- Sahara Excursion 4x4- Walking In Dunes Merzouga Contact us:www.MoroccoDesertCamping.blogspot.com OverNight In Desert Camp By Camel Ride We will travel 2 hours by dromedary deep ...

The Sahara, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

The Sahara

A travel blog entry by cleo2471

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... and some are more extreme than others.             We arrived at the Merzouga Dunes around 4:30pm on Saturday.  Welcome to the Sahara!!  We had tea and got our stuff organized for the ...

Tineghir, Todra Gorge, Erfoud, and Sahara Desert, The Sahara Desert, Morocco travel blog

Tineghir, Todra Gorge, Erfoud, and Sahara Desert

A travel blog entry by jaredwall

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... their own language. Idriss had just started learning English a little while before we arrived, so he spoke Spanish with our Peruvian student, Helga. Afterward we went to Erfoud, hopped aboard a few jeeps, and went off-roading in the Dunes of ...

Into the Sahara and a sandstorm, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Into the Sahara and a sandstorm

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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... spring water, fossils for sale and a local musical group. Gnaou musicians are descended from the west africans brought as slaves to Morocco along the Arab slave routes. Gnaou music is fantastic - chanting, drumming and of course, we all have to get up ...

Sunrise at the Dunes!, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Sunrise at the Dunes!

A travel blog entry by mugharrington

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... .  Turns out our location was actually near the border of Algeria, only about 80 km’s away.  (Relations between Morocco and Algeria aren’t good at the moment.  They are feuding over the Sahara and access to the Atlantic ...

The Longest Day of my Life, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

The Longest Day of my Life

A travel blog entry by tmm

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... approached us and smiled with a mouthful of rotting teeth and began to offer us information on getting to Rissani and from there, Merzouga. Another young local pulled up in a shiney silver SUV offering us a camel trek with him. When we informed him we ...

Northern Sahara via Camel, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Northern Sahara via Camel

A travel blog entry by jbaxter

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... stunt we piled into a 4-wheel drive for the drive south to the edge of the Erg Chebi dunes. About 20 minutes out of Merzouga Rus suddenly instructed the driver to stop - he climbed out and lost his lunch in dramatic style. After about 5 minutes of giving ...

Sunrise in the Sahara Desert, Merzouga, Erfoud, Todra Gorge and Ouarzazate, Morocco travel blog

Sunrise in the Sahara Desert

A travel blog entry by suzy-q

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We left our hotel at 5am for a 50 min 4-wheel drive ride to Merzouga, the desert area close to the Algerian border.  Once there, it was onto a camel, sharing with Cynthia, for a 20 or so min ride through the sand dunes.  I was glad to get off ...

Merzouga, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Merzouga

A travel blog entry by jtafuro

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I don't have an entry for this but I wanted to put more pictures of my trip into the desert. So here they ...

An explosion of Moroccan fun in the Arabian dunes, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

An explosion of Moroccan fun in the Arabian dunes

A travel blog entry by beckerworldtrip

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... were looking at a huge pile of sand, the renowned 'sand mountain’ with a height of 300 meters on the edge of Merzouga. We drove across a couple of dry lakes peppered with Bedouin tents and the most remote hotels I have ever seen, and found ourselves ...

sand dunes merzouga, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

sand dunes merzouga

A travel blog entry by assomerzouga

all about sand ...

A camel, a tent, and a blanket., Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

A camel, a tent, and a blanket.

A travel blog entry by karyn512

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... ; It was delicious!!!  We left there in a bit of a hurry and headed for our camels! The camels were waiting for us in Merzouga but there was apparently a party of 5 that hadn’t shown up yet, so we left with a young man who didn’t say ...

Camels and Sand, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Camels and Sand

A travel blog entry by segacs

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A camel trek in the Sahara is the ultimate Moroccan made-for-tourists experience. Despite that, it's well worth it. The day was mostly a driving day. We headed up into the mountains on a windy road, accompanied by "DJ Yo" spinning some tunes. Along the ...

Once in a lifetime......, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Once in a lifetime......

A travel blog entry by kateanddrew

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You know when you have one of those days where you get to the end and you think..... Wow, did we really just do that? Well, we have been luckily enough to have a lot of these lately. But today was massively one of them. We are lying here on our bed, out ...

an amazing place for food poisoning!!, Merzouga and the sahara, Morocco travel blog

an amazing place for food poisoning!!

A travel blog entry by salkelely

absolutely spectacular; so many stars and shooting stars, one of the best sunrises ever, got a saw bum from riding a camel.... pity about being up nd down all night with food poisoning.... oh well, wouldnt have seen so many shooting stars ...

merzouga **, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

merzouga **

A travel blog entry by loelai

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My Day in the Sahara Dessert, Erfoud and Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

My Day in the Sahara Dessert

A travel blog entry by efaulkner

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In order to fill our days while the plane gets the permit extended to fly in Morocco, my coworker, her partner and I head towards the dunes of the Sahara with a stop in Erfoud. Erfoud is where many of the fossils in all the gift shops around town come ...

Western Sahara Desert, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Western Sahara Desert

A travel blog entry by peterebecca

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Came riding in the Western ...

Camelus dromedarius into the sandbox for the night, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Camelus dromedarius into the sandbox for the night

A travel blog entry by soulflexin

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Took the one humped prehistoric beasts out to the middle of nowhere sandbox-land at twilight...I don't know how this guy made it out there. Had an amazing tajine dinner, slept in a tent settlement. Woke up at five only to climb a ...

The great camel trek into the Sahara, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

The great camel trek into the Sahara

A travel blog entry by deepblue82

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The monkey girls could hardly be contained from running out to claim their preferred camel companion, anticipating their Saharan adventure.  Their Touareg Berber guide, Mohammed, a young and amiable boy, was ready with a trio of varied dromedary ...

Fes to the Sahara, Fes and Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Fes to the Sahara

A travel blog entry by constantinople

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... water and bread.. that day i felt i had found my calling.. feeding native nomads .. anyway.. From Midelt we travelled down to Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara, which was around 36 degrees in the shade. We were still feeling pretty sick and the ...

Into the desert - Riki tiki tenga, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Into the desert - Riki tiki tenga

A travel blog entry by nathan_and_clem

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Clem says:  According to our Berber carpet salesman, the four elements of the desert are space, pure air, silence and emptiness.  Elements that we relished - they were in such vast contrast to many of our other destinations. ...

merzouga **, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

merzouga **

A travel blog entry by loelai

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Dunas del Sahara, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Dunas del Sahara

A travel blog entry by veroyjorge

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Todra Gorges, Merzouga, Morocco travel blog

Todra Gorges

A travel blog entry by veroyjorge

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