When arranging this trip, we figured out that we could go on a camel safari in the desert Merzouga, sleeping under the stars at night. What a cool thing to do!
It was not the first time we were on a camel but it would be our first time in a real desert. We were on a camel in Jaisalmer in India but it was a short trip that’s why we were able to see only the beginning of the desert that some sand dunes with low scrub brushes. This time it was the time. We planned to travel 9 hours from Marrakech to Merzouga to see the real desert, the Sahara Desert.
Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Aït Benhaddou – Merzouga
On the road to Merzouga
Aït Benhaddou: A well known tiny desert town in Morocco where ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Gladiator’ was filmed.
Travelling many hours and seeing some traffic signs with camels were raising our expectations to see the Sahara desert.
This is a camel which is called Bob and its owner said ‘No camel no cry’
As the sun got lower in the sky, temperatures were relatively comfortable. As our camels slowly plodded along we got to enjoy the scenery.
We were crossing through areas of sand dunes.
Both of us truly enjoyed the camel safari. It was a very neat experience to ride camels out into the desert, sleeping under the stars and the moon.
As always coming back feels like shorter than reaching somewhere for the first time.