Day 2 : OUARZAZATE – DESERT CAMP
After breakfast, we drive by 4×4 to the camp in the Mhamid sand dunes. After passing the Tizi N’Tiniffit pass (1.660 m/450 feet) the road descends to the Drâa valley leading to Agdz situated at the foot of the rock face of the jebel Kissane. Then the road follows the Oued Drâa river with palm groves laid out along the banks and dotted with about 50 kasbahs and ksours.
Then on to Zagora, the ‘gate of the desert’ and possibility to continue towards Tamegroute passing by the palm groves.
The Tamegroute library contains manuscripts and illuminated Korans dating from the 12th century. Magnificent Berber pottery.
An impressive day at the Moroccon desert. In the morning we’ll join a 4×4 jeep safari through the magnificent sand dunes.
Today we may have the opportunity to visit one of the nomad families who live in hand-woven goat hair tents.
We’ll have lunch at the Oasis. Then we’ll continue to Chigaga, a 40 km-long stretch of huge 300 m high saharian dunes, through the arid plains and sands. In the evening we’ll check into our nomad tent camp, based at the largest dunes called “ocean without water” and have dinner under the desert stars.
soup or salad,
earthenware cooking pot (meat stew) or
Couscous of chicken in vegetables
Fruits & Pastries
This is an awesome experience: to watch the desert change colour under the sunset, watching a billion stars in the night sky, or the quiet of the
desert before the sun comes up…
– Royal Tents equipped with braids, mattresses of hotel, bedsteads of forged iron, night tables of covers, pillows and sheets, (well organized beds, a tent doubles and singles.
– Toilettes chemical and showers with warm and cold water in every tent.
– Decoration: craft(home-made) and hidden objects new Berber, lanterns and the other decorations Generator, campfire …
– Folk animation of the region: Réta, Dakate Sife, Roukba.