The Historic Camel Trekking in the Sahara desert
Camel Trekking in Sahara: The camels have great historical importance due to their role in the trade, and transport of goods among the African tribes. Historically, camel caravans have been used mainly in desert areas, where group travel allowed for self-defense and defense against bandits. Camels or “The Ship of the Desert” is native to several deserts in the world, primarily the Sahara Desert in Africa. To live in their native deserts, camels rely on their physical assets to help cope with extreme physical conditions.
Camels, The Ship of the Desert
A desert trek, on the mythical route taken by camel caravans through the Sahara until the end of the 19th century, between Marrakech and Timbuktu. Consisting of thousands of dromedaries, they crossed the mountains of the Atlas, then the Sahara between the southern Moroccan, and Timbuktu. Two months of walking to cross 2,000 kilometers of desert following the water points of the oases. In the Moroccan desert, we propose to our tourists a camel trekking in Sahara, between dunes to go from the hotel in Merzouga or Zagora towards the bivouac, which is to be located behind the Golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi or Erg Chegaga.
Camel Trekking In the Desert.
Travel at Morocco offers unforgettable camel-trekking in the Sahara Desert, choose from one of our various offers.
SUNSET CAMEL TREK TOUR
The Sunset tour begins around 5:30 pm; it takes 30 meters to reach the dunes. Once we do we’ll continue by foot for about 80 meters to reach the highest dune of the Merzouga desert. It takes an extra 10 minutes for a panoramic view. If you prefer not to hike up the higher dunes, the area around the camel “station” is perfect for enjoying the sunset. This tour includes a stop at the garden, where you will have a short explanation about the canal system, before returning to the village.
Camel SUNRISE CAMEL TREK TOUR:
The Sunrise Tour starts early in the morning and takes around ½ hour to reach the highest dune in Merzouga desert. This tour includes a visit to the desert garden on the way back.
Camel Trekking & Night in Desert Erg Chebbi – Merzouga
Overnight Camel Trek with “Travel At Morocco” is an experience you will never forget, and one which we hope will bring something unique to your adventure, Our DESERT TOUR offers traditional music and drumming, excellent cuisine, and sleeping in the desert beneath a stunning canopy of stars in our traditional nomadic camp!
Camel Trekking 1 Night in Erg Chebbi – Merzouga
(1 Night in the desert ) begins in the evening, we organize the camel ride for the night in the desert from a hotel near the sand dunes, The camels will be packed with food, blankets, and everything else which we will need. The trek will start right into the desert for 1:30 min. We will spend the night in an equipped camp, with drums and music in the middle of the Sahara desert. This is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise, when we arrive at the camp we walk to the high dunes to see the sunset, It will be a magical night when the sky is clear of cover and stars sparkle and shine with intensity. On the first night, there will be a wonderful dinner around a campfire, we will spend the night in nomad tents. In the morning we will ride the camels backing to Merzouga, you’ll have breakfast and shower in the hotel in Merzouga.
Included in this camel trek:
- A room in the hotel where we organize our desert trips to leave some of your luggage & shower
- Parking for your car (if you have)
- Nomad tents (Desert camp)
- Dinner and breakfast
- Camel each ( Camel ride for (1:30 min)
- Bottled water
- Sandboarding in the dunes
Camel Trekking 2 Nights in Erg Chebbi Merzouga:
Day 1: Camel Trek to Erg Chebbi dunes – sunset – sand Boarding -night in tents in the desert
This trip for 2 nights in the desert begins in the afternoon. We organize the camel ride for the night in the desert from a desert hotel near the sand dunes. During this trip, you’ll visit and have lunch with the Berber nomad family near the border between Morocco and Algeria. The trek will start right into the highest sand dunes in the heart of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. After we arrive at the desert camp we will take the sandboard and walk to the highest dunes to watch the sunset. We will have dinner at the desert camp and we will enjoy Berber drums music around a fire in the middle of the Sahara desert. We will spend the night in nomad tents.
Day 2: Erg Chebbi dunes – the clack desert – Berber Nomad family – camel ride to the camp
We will wake up early morning to watch the sunrise at the high dune, and after breakfast in the desert camp, we will ride the camels to visit and have lunch with the nomad family. Then we will ride the camels to the camp, we will visit an oasis in the dunes and walk back to the camp after the sunset, have dinner, and overnight in Nomad tents. The next day morning after seeing the sunrise and having breakfast we will ride the camels back to the hotel or Riad in Merzouga.
Included in this camel trek
- Room in our hotel to leave some of your luggage & shower
- Parking for your car (if you come here in your own car)
- Nomad tents for 2 nights (desert camp – bivouac)
- 2x breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Camel for each person / Guide (camel ride for 1:30 min )
- Bottled water
For the price and more information, please do not hesitate to contact us and let us know about the number of people and the dates of your tour, we will get back to you as soon as possible.