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    1 or 2 night Camel trek in the Merzouga Desert:

    These trips begin in the evening. We organise the camel ride from a hotel near the sand dunes. The camels will be packed with foods, blankets and everything else which we will need. The trek will start right into the desert for an hour and a half. We will spend the night in an equipped camp with drums music in the middle of the Sahara, this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise, when we arrive at the camp we walk to the high dunes to see the sunset. It will be a magical night when the sky is clear of cover and stars sparkle and shine with intensity. During the night, there will be a wonderful dinner around a campfire, and we will spend the night in nomad tents.

    If you have booked a 1 night trip, the next morning we will ride the camel back to Merzouga after the sunrise, to breakfast and shower in the hotel.

    If you have booked a 2 night trip, the next day in the morning after the breakfast in the camp we will ride the camels to visit and lunch with nomad peoples. After, we will ride the camels back to the camp, and leave the camels to take the sand broads and walk to the high dunes. We will visit a oasis into the dunes & walk back to the camp after the sunset. The next day in morning we will ride the camels back to Merzouga after the sunrise, to have breakfast and shower in the hotel.



    Sunset And Sunrise in the Merzouga Desert:

    The Sunset tour begins around 5:30pm. It takes almost half an hour to reach the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi on top a camel. Then, we will leave the camels to reach the highest dune of Merzouga. For those who want to see a panoramic view they must climb to the top, which will take10 minutes. If you prefer not to hike up the highest dunes, the area around the camel "parking" is perfect to watch the sunset. After having enjoying that short time we travel back to the village. This tour includes a stop at the garden where you will have a short explanation about the canal system.


    The Sunrise Tour starts early and takes 35 minutes to reach the highest dune of Merzouga. This tour included a visit to the garden on the way back. For this tour you don't need to set the alarm clock. Enjoy your night and we will come around for a wake-up call.

    A fascinating piece of History. Amazing work is being done in updating the old palace. It's nice to know that the entry fee is contributing to the improvement of this historical gem.

    Atlas Mountains was my favorite part of Morocco. The trek was really well organized and a great adventure. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the cook made the best food I have had in Morocco.

    Definitely recommended. The gardens are peaceful and wonderful with lovely walks. There's also a nice cafe and museum within the grounds.

    WOW - an ordinary looking cathedral from the outside but inside an architectural wonder. Close to the town,close to the sea and wonderful staff.

    Places To Eat

    The kitchen food is 100% natural and fresh from the garden. The chefs are few specialists with typical local dishes.

    It's a good Brazilian style steakhouse, where you get various cuts of meats etc at your table. Service was good, and atmosphere was very relaxed.

    I had a nice meal at this roof terrace restaurant. Simple and good food with great service. Looking out over the rooftops of town with the cool breeze, perfect.

    The views from this amazing Kasbah are incredible with Mount Toubkal in the distance. The food is excellent, service was great, highly recommend.

    Amazing place - so happy that I found it - have been back several times. The food is delicious and the service is very professional. Live music and dancers for entertainment.

    Traveller Tips

    Mozambique is SO friendly!

    Mozambique is overwhelmingly friendly. Even while walking through local markets, women shout out to you 'hey sister' - just lovely!

    Explore Karura Forest

    Karura Forest is a great place to take a hike or ride a bike in Nairobi. Unlike the city, the forest is quiet and uncrowded.

    Get out to Nakupenda Beach

    Stunning beaches, turquoise sea and colored starfishes. You can take a private boat instead of an organized tour and pack your own picnic basket.

    Go hiking in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park

    There are many walks through the park but the best is the the hike to the Sanje Waterfall. It is fairly strenuous but well worth it. There are lots of birds and monkeys to see along the way.

    Visit Marrakech Souk

    A busy, noisy market located in the heart of the Medina. The stall owners will try and sell you everything, especially if you linger too long outside their stall. If you do want to buy then haggle (honestly they're disappointed if you don't!) Start with 30% of what they quote.

    Facts about Africa & the Middle East

    Erg Chebbi

    Merzouga is on the edge of Erg Chebbi, one of Morocco's two Saharan ergs – large seas of dunes formed by wind-blown sand,
    The dunes of Erg Chebbi reach a height of up to 150 meters in places and altogether spans an area of 50 kilometers from north to south and up to 5-10 kilometers from east to west lining the Algerian border.

    During the warmest part of the year, Moroccans come to Erg Chebbi to be buried neck-deep in the hot sand for a few minutes at a time. This is considered to be a treatment for rheumatism.

    Margate

    Margate is the heart of the Hibiscus Coast and is a well loved seaside village offering a myriad of activities, restaurants and holiday accommodation. It boasts a sub tropical climate with plenty of sunshine and beautiful blue flag beaches along the warm Indian Ocean. Excellent diving and fishing opportunities can be enjoyed.

    One of the Oldest Cities in Southern Africa

    Blantyre is named after Blantyre, Scotland, David Livingstone’s birthplace, the explorer who found Malawi.

    Quiet Sundays

    I found all shops are closed on Sundays unless they are situated at the V & A Waterfront or Canal Walk or Tyger Valley.

    Brilliant Vineyards

    Just outside Cape Town there are stunning vineyards here in Stellenbosch. Highly recommend. Definitely worth a tour!