It is out of the way; 560km from the popular city, Marrakech, so many tourists miss out on the wonder that is the Sahara Desert.
But a night in the Sahara is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity so we recommend taking the time to go.
People who visit Morocco to experience the Sahara, will most likely head to Merzouga. A small town that’s the gateway to Erg Chebbi, an area on the edge of the Sahara. We’ve written a blog post on how you can get to Merzouga from Marrakech with minimal effort.
Getting back to the point:
These are 5 of the best reasons for why you need to visit the Sahara!
The scale of the Sahara Desert is immense. You’re spoilt with 360° views of pristine sand dunes. The beauty of the landscape is unreal and when you’re looking out at nothing but a sea of sand in complete silence, you suddenly feel a sense of peace. A really special feeling.
Well to be quite frank, there’s f*** all around so you’re left to do anything but use the internet. So no Instagram guys and gosh, did it feel good. I mean you can have a social media detox whenever you want but the likelihood of choosing to do so is slim to none isn’t it? But it felt so good to have a break and just spend time together without any distractions.
What’s not to love? They’ve got adorable faces, a calm nature but still show a little sass. And they’re just a bit funny looking really.
To visit the Sahara and ride a camel in the Sahara desert is just the traveller’s dream.
A camel ride certainly isn’t a comfortable one but it’s a slow one so less need to worry about falling off, just hold on tight when they walk down the dunes.
As it’s a slow and ultimately long ride, dress appropriately because the desert sun is harsh.
The Sunrise + Sunset
When the air became cool and we were seeing the last of the sun’s rays, we knew it was time to pick a spot and watch the display of colours. Pinks. Reds. Yellows. An absolutely breathtaking experience.
The next morning we reluctantly woke up at 5am and raced to the peak of the nearest dune. Out of breath, we reached the perfect viewpoint to witness the gorgeous colours as they slowly emerged above the untouched dunes.
Whenever we’re somewhere with zero light pollution, the starry sky is what we look forward to the most! We’re truly amazed every time we get the chance to see the dark sky lit up with the flickering lights.
Wrapped in a blanket, looking up at the millions of stars is an unforgettable experience that we hope to remember for the rest of our lives.
The Sahara is a magical place that deserves a place on every bucket list. We stayed with Desert Luxury Camp – the staff and tents completely exceeded our already high expectations. Read about our experience here.
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