Merzouga delivers the desert dream in every traveler’s mind at the edge of the legendary Sahara.
With endless dunes stretching into the hazy horizon, camel trains striding through the oases, and an archetypal North African beauty, Merzouga is where Morocco’s desert dream comes to life. The desert area located at the edge of the Sahara has been a pilgrimage site of nomadic tribes for centuries. As for modern-day travelers, Merzouga offers an escape from contemporary dwellings. Here, at the remote corners of the Sahara, a more intimate connection to life awaits.
Fortified Berber villages scattered across the Moroccan border are where the heart of ages-old traditions still beat. The Berber residents tell stories of long-lost tales surrounding the desert’s reputation as they guide visitors through the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Hop on a camel’s back and let the local guides lead you in the dusty landscape. It is the most popular way to explore, with higher chances of spotting desert mammals and reptiles. The villages serve as small oases in the region, where you can experience Berber food and music.
At dusk and dawn, the landscape shines all ablaze, offering an unforgettable photographic experience. And whether you are staying at one of the villages or camping in the desert, a jaw-dropping show of celestial lights will keep you awake through the night. In Morocco’s “wonderland of sand,” you will be carried away in delight and wonder.
Tours visiting Merzouga