Do you have a dream to visit the Sahara? Or, maybe you’re one of those people who insists there’s nothing there to see or do. If the Moroccan Sahara is your “must see” list or if you want to stay as far away as possible we’ve put together ten of our favorite images to show you just how amazing and beautiful it truly is. Pack your bags because after this, you’ll want to go for sure.
Rolling sand dunes are punctuated with rocks and scrub brush. The Sahara isn’t all sand but you’l be mesmerized by the shifting dunes.
Placid calm moments make time stand still. The Sahara sands are always shifting but when the wind isn’t blowing you might feel like time is standing still.
Walk out as far as you can see and look around. Chances are that as far as your eye can see will be nothing. There’s something magical about standing in the middle of this all alone.
The Sahara isn’t all sand dunes. The areas leading to the desert are made up of shrub brush, trees, and when it rains flowers and grass pop out of the sand overnight. You’ll also encounter the mystical oasis’ that have sustained desert trekkers for centuries.
There are no wild camels left in Morocco but you will find herds of camels being tended by their owner. These “ships of the desert” are a way for people to sustain life and transport themselves and their goods. While many people think camel meat is regularly eaten in Morocco this is not true. Camels are worth far more alive than dead.
As the sun begins to set, jump on the back of your camel and begin the journey to an overnight camp. The silent sounds around you, coupled with the crunch of the camel feet on sand, and whistle of the wind reminds you of how remote you are.
At camp enjoy traditional music and food from your guides. There’s no electricity or TV out here so settle in and enjoy traditional entertainment. Storytelling, music, and of course eating are enjoyable ways to pass time.
The sun begins to slip behind the dunes as the camels are bedded down for the night. But wait, the best part is yet to come.
Sinking sunlight in the horizon.
The real show? It’s when the sky is completely dark and the stars come out. You will never see something as beautiful as the sight of the stars in the Saharan sky. Venture away from camp (with a flashlight), and lay down in the sand. Look up and see a dome of stars from one edge of the horizon to the other. The lack of light pollution means nature can put on a real show.
If your trip to Morocco won’t be complete without a journey into the Sahara, contact us today. We work with local guides and provide luxury camping in the desert. You’ll be guaranteed a once in a lifetime experience as well as an opportunity to interact with locals. What are you waiting for?