Why You Should Take a Sahara Desert Tour

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Mojave Desert, Negev Desert, Black Rock Desert (Burning Man, amiright!?), Gobi Desert, and needless to say there is the ever popular, Sahara Desert. When I initially planned the trip of mine to Morocco, I decided against creating a camel trip through the Sahara, my reason being I wanted more hours in Marrakesh. I too believed that using a camel through the Negev when I was in Israel was enough (I was wrong. After is not enough!). Continue reading through to discover the reason I’m SO glad I chose to change the initial plan of mine, as well as the reason you should really take a trip through the Sahara.

The locations you will see…

For example, the drive to the Sahara, despite just how long it’s (very, very, VERY long…), is very fascinating. You are pushed up mountains and through locations which are very distinct from the cities. Clearly visiting Africa is a culture shock in and of itself, but having several of these so called’ towns’ was insane to me, thinking individuals are living the life of theirs in these locations, with virtually not one of the items I’ve which I take as a given in the everyday living of mine.
And towns aside, only the views are very amazing at some points!
Marrakesh and Tangier are incredibly westernized in comparison to several of these sites, and that is saying a lot. It is all part of the learning experience, acknowledging that the earth we’re accustomed to, is not truly the earth for everyone out there.

Ait Ben Haddou…

When starting the Morocco desert tour from Marrakesh, you’ve 2 choices. There is the two day, one night trip that takes you into the Zagora area of the Sahara, after which there is the three day, two night tour which takes you to Merzouga. I wound up on the short one because of time constraints, however, if possible, I really recommend having the three day trip. From what I hear, Merzouga is much more fascinating compared to Zagora, but in case you just have enough time for a single evening, certainly continue to do Zagora!
I am not certain in case the Merzouga trip takes you to Ait Ben Haddou, though I realize the Zagora tour stops only at that early castle, plus it is absolutely a sight to see. I can honestly say I have NEVER experienced a castle as amazing as this particular one. Made out of clay, rubble, and brick, it is difficult to believe that a lot of people resided there once. You obtain to walk around and also investigate, actually visit a bedroom inside. And also the ideas from the best are stunning.

Cool turbans…

Acceptable and so in case you are really opposed to cultural appropriation, you will need to get over yourself because of this journey. When you are driving a camel through the windy, sandy desert, you certainly will not wish sand and debris flying into your mouth, nose, and eyes. The fast solution? The instructions of yours are going to wrap turbans around your mind to protect you. They will inform you before your trip to help make certain to get a scarf, and you are likely to be interested to ensure that you listen. Because if a sandstorm begins and you are ready to accept mother nature, odds are, you will not benefit from the trip as much. A few the men in my team were not really stoked about needing to purchase scarves for the turbans, though they got over it as well as rocked the look. (You are able to see they do not look completely glad while getting wrapped up).

The Mohammad’s…

Evidently, all of the males in Morocco are named Mohammad, because many of the tour guides of ours that day shared that name. Title aside, they have been all really friendly and helpful, loved responding to the questions of ours, as well as enjoyed proving to us around.

The camels…

Clearly using the camels is among the highlights of the tour. It is a fascinating experience, driving these creatures. They are huge, way bigger than we may be thinking whenever we simply look at photographs. But resting on them, you recognize exactly how high up above the earth you’re. These animals, as huge as they’re, are also very friendly and playful. It is absolutely something everyone must experience for themselves.

A night in the Sahara Desert…

By the time you turn up at the camp of yours, it is dark. You are in the desert, there is absolutely no electricity, no artificial lighting, nothing. So it is good to state that you cannot actually see much of the environment of yours, but that does not get in the way associated with a good night. The males that work at this particular camp have cooked up a scrumptious tagine dinner on your group plus most of the others which are staying at the very same campsite. After sitting around the soil level’ tables’ and even consuming by using phone lights, everybody congregates on many blankets presented on the soil, relaxing, checking out the stars, and experiencing the drum circle which the regional males are entertaining everyone with. It is a bit of surreal to lay there within the darkness, disregarding the sand that keeps sticking in your wet body, simply appreciating the point that you are taking a look at the stars on the Sahara Desert.

Waking up around sand dunes…

When you eventually wake up in the early morning, you have to discover what is actually around you, which actually is amazing. The campsite you have only spent the evening in is entirely around sand dunes. Perhaps it is only me who gets extremely enthusiastic by sand dunes, though I thought it was extremely cool, since I would certainly not seen any in person, just in pictures. You are able to be in all the directions and find out a constant expanse of brown, desert, then sand.

The sunrise…

Want I say more? You are woken up quick, so you are able to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes. View the sunrise over the Sahara…