discovering Merzouga is a fantastic experience, watching the sunrise over the dunes is the most spectacular experience on your trip. to Morocco. The Erg Chebbi, the name of the sand dunes, are the highest dunes in Morocco, about 160 m., these are very impressive as the desert wildlife at the same time.
The village of Merzouga is an excellent starting point for those who want to explore the desert or for bird- watchers, that will be enthralled with what they will see.
During Spring a lake, named Serji forms near Merzouga, attracting the pink flamingos. Other rare birds stop here during the Spring migration.
All the year-round the desert is also the right environment for many reptiles and mammals.
A camel trip, of a couple of hours or some days, is a great way to see dunes. For those who are used to getting saddle-sore or are up for the ultimate adventure, there are desert tours, of two to ten days, on a camel.
You won’t look hard for a local guide, ask the management at your hotel for a reliable one.
Sahara desert is one of the best addresses to be recommended. Here in this part of Morocco, the guides are much more aggressive. Seeing the sunset over the dunes is worth it though.
Try to spend an overnight excursion over the dunes it will be a great experience. You will see waves and waves of sand dunes, changing hues during the sunset while you ride your camel.
Campfire dinner will surprise you, tasting the local food; in the morning you will watch the sunrise from Algeria’s border as it catches the dunes.