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Merzouga and the Erg Chebbi dunes

The pièce de résistance of our camel ride was walking the final few hundred meters to the top of the sand dunes at Erg Chebbi. The views were breath taking and it was just me and Rose at the top looking out for miles in what seemed to be an endless sea of sand and…

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Saharan camel ride Erg Chebbi

A few hours before sunset we set off on our camels to make the 5km journey to the dunes at Erg Chebbi in the south eastern tip of Morroco. Rose was in her element, resulting in us coming back on the camels as well!

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Berber Camping in the Sahara near Erg Chebbi

The culmination of a few hundred kilometers of driving and exploring lead us to our home for the night, a Berber campsite near the Saharan sand dunes of Erg Chebbi in the south eastern tip of Morocco, about 40km from the border with Algeria. To say we spent the night in the middle of nowhere…

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Draa Valley, Morocco

The next highlight on our desert safari was The Draa Valley, an assortment of palmeraies, orchards, kasbahs and Berber villages, which in part reminded me of some of the scenery from Monument Valley and The Grand Canyon!

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Babel and the Kasbah at Tazarine

Our first stop en-route from Ouazazate to the Sahara was in the small village of Tazarine in the Draa Valley. Coincidentally this is where some of the scenes from the film Babel were shot, quite cool thinking that Brad Pitt was hanging out at the same place, only a few years before. The Kasbah was…

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Ouarzazate and the Fint Valley

The first leg of our desert safari took us south east of Ouazazate across the Atlas Mountains and through the Fint Valley. Here are a few pics snapped en-route of the amazing scenery!

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Road trip from Imili to Ouarzazate

After spending 4 relaxing days at Douar Samra in the High Atlas mountains we decided our next little adventure would be to visit the Sahara desert. We got in contact with Desert Dreams, based in Ouazazate and booked up a 2 day tour that would take us to the Sahara desert. We left Imlil mid-afternoon…

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