Camel Treks & Desert Safaris - Morocco

Exploring the Moroccan Sahara by camel is one of the countryís signature activities and is one of the most rewarding wilderness experiences in the country, whether on an overnight excursion or a two-week trek. The most evocative stretches of Saharan sand include Zagora and Tinfou in the Dr‚a Valley; MíHamid and the dunes of Erg Chigaga , 95km further south; and the dunes of Erg Chebbi near Merzouga, southeast of Rissani.
Desert MoroccoAutumn (September and October) and winter (November to early March) are the only seasons worth considering.
Many places offer camel treks. Travellers with lots of time can arrive in places such as Zagora, MíHamid and Merzouga and organise a local guide and provisions while there; this benefits the local community and counters the trend towards young guides leaving home to look for work in the more popular tourist cities. MíHamid is probably the most hassle-free of the three towns, although the choice is wider at Zagora (which has three professional operators) and Merzouga.

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