Merzouga, The Moroccan Sahara Desert
Merzouga is a small Moroccan Berber village located in the Sahara Desert. It's close to the Algerian border. Merzouga opens on Erg Chebbi, an immense expanse of golden sand dunes north of the village. To the west is Dayet Srji, a seasonal salt lake, often dry in summer. When it fills again, it attracts a wide variety of migratory birds and desert, including warblers, nightjars and, sometimes, flamingos.
Merzouga is one of the wonderful destinations for those seeking the desert's, the lifestyle of nomads, camel rides among sand dunes, sleeping in desert tents, quad or buggy adventures and many other activities in the Sahara.
What to do in Merzouga ?
Merzouga is one of the best travel destinations in Morocco. It's one of the most beautiful desert in the world... what are the reasons that allowed to Merzouga to become one of the most visited places in Morocco?
Experience Camel rides
Merzouga is a wonderful place to experience the camel rides among golden sand dunes
Sleeping in Deser Camp
Sleeping in desert camp and enjoying drum music around fire with Berber Nomads
4x4 Adventure tour
Plan a full day in Merzouga to discover the region in 4x4 with an expert local driver
Visit Berber Nomads
Visit Berber nomads living in black tents in no where in the Desert (Sad to say, but it's the truth)
Quad biking in Desert
Quad biking in Merzouga to discover the beauty of Erg Chebbi dunes
Visit Khamlia for Gnaoua
Khamlia is only 15mn from Merzouga. The village is known for Gnaoua music
Prehistoric rock carving
While you are in Merzouga, you can visit the site of "Prehistoric Rock Carving". 10km off-road from the village of Taouz.
Visit the Souk of Rissani
You can plan an excursion to Rissani from Merzouga, it's where you can buy dates and explore the souk
Fossils workshop in Erfoud
Erfoud is known for making fossils, it's where you can visit Fossils museum and workshops