A visit to the Sahara desert is definitely an experience everyone should have at least once in a lifetime. It is a journey well worth the effort and you will have fond memories to last you forever.
Imagine yourself on top a camel, trekking through the Sahara desert. There is nothing around you and all you can hear are the footsteps of the camel on the soft sand. The sky is vast and clear in the day and filled with billions of bright stars at night. It’s a very peaceful experience, one rarely known to most of the Western World.
The dunes of Erg Chebbi near Merzouga is 30 miles (50km) south east of Erfoud are the highest and most spectacular sand dunes in Morocco. These golden dunes soar dramatically 50m from the desert floor. They run in a line almost perfectly north/south to the village of Merzouga and beyond, and mark the western fringe of the Sahara Desert, dividing Morocco from Algeria.
There is nothing to compare with traversing the remote Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi sand dunes astride a camel. Our camel trekking allows you to become far more than a casual tourist. Whether for an hour or a longer trek of up to 11 days, trekking enables you to experience a way of life that has endured for a thousand years.
You may choose to take a short camel ride and spend a night in the heart of the dunes or to explore more deeply on treks that traces of Youssef’s ancestral routes, when the nomads traded as far away as Timbuktu. The length of the visit can be customized to suit the desires of the individual trekker, but either way, a camel trek offers a portal into a different world.
If you choose to trek for longer time, you will discover rich desert oasis and watch the rare birds such as desert-sparrow and the Houbara buzzard in the vast Sahara desert. Trek within the magnificent moon-like landscape of Kem-Kem Hamada (flat stony desert). At night you might have a chance to see stars or meteorites falling as if you were watching a movie. It is Youssef’s wish to welcome you and show you as much as possible about his area and culture
If you are planning to go to Merzouga Sahara Desert by yourself – either in a rental car or on the bus to Merzouga – you could call Youssef then he will pick you up from the bus station in Merzouga, or if you are driving meet him at the famous “Arch of Merzouga”, which you will pass through when driving into Merzouga.