A tour to Morocco wouldn’t be a success if you don’t give yourself a chance to visit the Sahara Desert. Riding the dunes at sunset, spending a night beneath the star-filled African sky, drumming around the fire after having a unique Berber dinner, desert camping in a classic Berber tent or witnessing the sun rise over the massive sand dunes. It is certainly a memorable experience but only when you’re prepared. Be sure to check out these helpful tips to fully enjoy your desert trip or camping in the Sahara Desert.
Even on a hot day, once the sun sets, the heat drops significantly. Be ready to layer yourself up if you wish to sleep beneath the stars. Even while sleeping in a tent, you will wish a supplementary layer as the night falls. Sun hats and sunglasses are a must to protect yourself from the excessive heat and the harmful UV rays of the sun. Close-toed footwear are best for camel trekking while long-pants are certainly preferable.
Spend Where Essential:
If you are looking for the basic comforts encompassing a toilet, you will wish to pay a bit more and lodge at a high-end camp. While there’re endless camps available, particularly in Merzouga and recently in Erg Chigaga, it is worth it to pay a little more to have your own private tent.
Don’t Miss A Camel Trek:
It may be common but several travelers consider camel trekking as one of their best experiences in Morocco. While riding on a camel on the craggy sand dunes mayn’t look comfortable, but the views you will have from the back of a camel will eliminate your discomfort completely for sure.
Get There On Time:
Schedule your departure so that you can get there in the desert with adequate time in your hand to relish the sunset from top of one of the massive dunes in the Erg Chebbi. Then awake early in the morning to witness the sun rise over the Sahara Desert, which is truly a memorable experience.
Know When To Go:
Most of the luxury desert camp in Morocco or Sahara tends to be closed throughout the summer season as the heat climbs beyond 50°C. April, May, September and October are ideal period for traveling.
Stay At Least For A Couple Of Days:
Given the distance needed to tour from both Marrakesh & Fes, staying 2 nights in the desert is enviable – one night in a camp and the 2nd night in a lodge at the border of the dunes. The backdrop is awe-inspiring with the light changing all through the day, making it fantastic all day long. Activities like camel trekking,sand boarding and picnicking in the palm groves can be arranged often, so there’s no require to hurried back to the city.
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