Auberge le Petit Prince
Travel Blogs from Merzouga
- 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 …
As we traversed the farming lands we were again amazed at the smalls plots of land and the variety of crops, the families hard at work often cutting hay by hand and loading up their donkeys or mules. Through forests and on to an Alpine Ski resort town which was a lovely place to stretch our legs and enjoy a coffee. Continuing on we crossed a plateau where nomadic families were setting up camps and moving their herds. The barren ranges of the High ...
... is ever the same. There is change and movement and life in everything.
Even giant sandboxes.
I wanted to see the sunrise, but the sky has kept it hidden. A big desert moon kissed my cheeks as I fell asleep under lazy, covered stars last night. Maybe it was too cold for them too.
It smells like sand here. I hiked out into the distance this morning, and I'm sitting on a sand ledge wrapped in a berber blanket, ...
... balls of ice filled my shoes and wool socks and my backpack full of warm, dry clothes became completely soaked. Eventually when the hail stopped, we learned that because of the weather our train was running late. Not anything out of the ordinary, we had plenty of time to catch the bus that was waiting for us in Meknes.
When we saw the train coming finally we ran to find the 1st class car only to learn that although this was a train to Meknes that was not full ...
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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