Auberge le Petit Prince
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAuberge le Petit Prince Merzouga
A lovely campsite right on the edge of the dunes with very clean sanitary facilities and a great restaurant serving excellent food at a reasonable price. From here, you can ride a dromedary to a camp a couple of hours away. Their desert camp is nestled into the side of a dune so easy to scramble up for the sunset and sunrise. Dinner was fantastic as was the unexpected entertainment with African drums and singing. Definitely recommend.
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Der Guide hat mich nur im Kreis rumgeschickt, die Treppe, die Spirale und die Stadt des Orion sind nur für 4x4 zu erreichen. Was aber nicht Stimmt. Hab ihn dann wieder abgesetzt und bin alleine weiter nach Merzouga. Hier mit einem Jeep in den Erg Chebbi zum Sonnenuntergang. Übernachtungsplatz le Petit Prince.
- Arrived in Merzouga at 6 AM after a 12-hour night bus, and was pleased to discover my auberge was called 'le petit prince'.
- Hiked up a 150m sand dune and napped in exhaustion at the top.
- Rode a camel with an attitude into a desert camp at the foot of a huge dune.
- Watched the sun set and rise over the desert from the …
Having ridden an elephant in Nepal, a pony in Lesotho, a camel in Oman and an ostrich in South Africa and not counting the yak that Mark involuntarily rode (also in Nepal), we finally got to ride a dromedary!
The road from Ouarzazate to Tinehir, about 170 km in an easterly direction is nicknamed the "Valley of 1000 kasbahs" and …
... aperitifs of mint tea and cookies, our delicious dinner of couscous and the juiciest oranges I've ever had for dessert. We spoke to the guys and asked them questions about their life in the desert, kindly translated by Sayed. It was totally fascinating to see such a completely different way of life. The closest school was in Merzouga which was hours across the dunes and the closest hospital was even further than that. One of the guys had been to school but the other ...
... corners, into larger streets, down dark tunnels, around another corner, through a small but prettily tiled door into a large, plush restaurant. A thousand surprises in the medina. Later, he was to show us the Islamic University still operating near the centre. We had the first of many interesting lunches. For once, without wine, which will be good for us. The first course was a selection of ten small plates, each with a vegetarian delicacy, such as ...