Morocco desert road trip was epic!
I saw a new side of this Western Sahara wonder, it’s beautiful! Glad I got there and watched the Sahara sunset. It’s nothing can describe with words. My tears just naturally came out.
The nomad camp was awesome! When you laid on the sand in complete darkness, the wind, the sand blowing on your body, on your hands, your face and counting shooting stars over your heads with wonderful people camping with.. wowww I wanted to stay longer in the desert. I cannot describe how awesome it was! This journey gives an unforgettable flavour of the Sahara.
Part 1: In the desert
(To continue from my last post..) the second day around 4 o’clock in the afternoon, we finally arrived in Merzouga.
From Marrakesh, across the magnificence of the Atlas Mountains to the gate of the Sahara desert where we stopped and took an hour break in a pleasant hotel and had some great fun in the swimming pool before we hit the desert.
pool in the middle of desert
little shady house on the side of the road for people convenience
power v natural
natural v power
the gate to the dunes, sun setting
Part 2: Camel Trekking
Well, camel trekking may not be the most comfortable means of travelling for some, but it is undoubtedly a ‘must’ for every traveller as a way to experience the mode of transport of the Berber nomads of the Sahara.
Around 5 o’clock, just two hours before sunset we ride camel with a desert guide at sunset for approx. one and a half hours into the dunes, to the nomad camp. The weather was perfect, the sun was setting, we made it in time to watch the amazing sunset over the huge sand.
nice to meet you my mover buddy
on the move with Zju Zju
eyes the colour of the sands
we are fantastic four
so much bigger than it’s possible to capture in a photo
watching the sunset from behind
Part 3: Meet The Nomads
We arrive to the nomad camp around 6 o’clock where we stayed at the camp for the night.
We first had a welcome mint tea with the nomads in the camp. After dinner the nomads played Berber music for us around the campfire.
We spent the evening around a campfire, slept under nomads tents uncovered around the campfire simply under an amazing, majestic sky I have ever seen in my life. It is one of the perfect place to set up your camera, capture shooting stars and evening shy in complete darkness without light pollution at all.
you are cool!!
light up our life
warm me up
moment of romantic (with a group)
nomads played Berber music around the campfire
Part 4: The Third Day
The next morning we woke up at 6 o’clock and we ride camels back to the hotel in Merzouga.
It was another beautiful sunny day, and I was in pure awe at the richness of color in this land. Once we got back to the hotel in Merzouga, we had a shower and breakfast there. After breakfast we got into the vans drove back to Marrakesh.
I did not take much picture on the third day. The tiredness emerged naturally after 3 days constant moving on the road.
Below are few highlights of the Sahara desert on Moroccan land. I have to say that it was an awesome trip. Glad I made it to Sahara – travel halfway around the world to experience the wonder.
berber leading camel in the desert
close your eyes feel the wonder moment, just awesome!
enjoying Berber play African drum
But also my awesome group I met in the bus, and a beautiful experience. I cannot describe how awesome it was!
inside the bus
Pictures of the desert: Sahara, its landscapes, its men, and Zju Zju.
The beautiful landscape and the nature were the highlights of the desert camp. And look, I felt so little, the desert is just huge.
Travelling with stranger is odd at first. We were a small group. After 2 days with new friends I met in the bus, they surely had contributed a big part in my awesome experience!
I met lots of fabulous people on the road. Not say hi and bye. I mean spending time travelling together, sharing joy, happiness and experience. I would have to say I was so glad that they were encountered into my life of travel.
To say goodbye to a bunch of wanderers was not fun. At the end of the trip I joined three Dutches to Casablanca instead of the original planned destination Fez.
Have you been on a road trip and had a fabulous experience with stranger you met on the road or next to you while travelling? You never know who you’ll sit next to or meet, that’s one way to add excitement to your travel.
Epic Road Trip To Morocco Desert (Part 1)
Camel trekking in Sahara
World Map on Moroccan wall
Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Morocco
24 hours in Marrakech Morocco
A stroll in a local Marrakech
See you in Lisbon, Portugal