Spending a Night in the Moroccan Desert
On our second day of travelling through the High Atlas Mountains we arrived at the town of Merzouga where our driver dropped us off and we boarded a 4 wheel drive truck. Our new driver drove us through the bumpy rocky pre desert area.. he did some stunts to produce some ooh's and ah's and after 20 minutes we stopped to meet the camels whom were to take us the rest of the way to the desert Erg Chebbi. This entire excursion was booked via Desert Luxury Camp. They exceeded our expectations is every way.
We were in awe of the endless desert... I was surprised to find it dotted with little bushes.. the sand would shift so stealthy behind us.. the camels took about 30 minutes to get us too our camp.. it was interesting to think that once upon a time this was the mode of the transportation.. an oh so very slow method. It was a cool day.. we had picked the perfect time to venture into the desert.. in the summer it can become unbearably hot.
the outdoor seating area.. where we had breakfast the next morning and music played near the roaring fire at night.
we were welcomed with lemonade and chocolate chip cookies.
Inside our fancy tents.. with a hot shower :)
The rest of the day we spent sand boarding.. chilling in hammocks and watching the sunset..
After dinner we all took hot showers to wash all the sand off.. while the desert looks serene.. and most of the time it is serene when the wind picks up and the sand starts blowing it can be a bit brutal.
The next morning before breakfast we decided to walk along the dunes one last time.. say our goodbyes..
After a quick breakfast we were off again.. via 4 wheel drive and then reunited with our driver to continue our journey towards Fes.