Merzouga Desert Day-Tour
Merzouga Desert day-tour
We organize Merzouga desert day-tour to see the Sahara desert nomads. In addition, we pay a visit to some people known as Gnawa or Gnaoua to enjoy their traditional musical performance. And enjoy a delectable Berber lunch.
Our Merzouga desert day tour will depart from Merzouga town around 9 a.m. Your Guide/Driver will meet you at your location and transport you in one of our 4WD vehicles. You will get a glimpse into the lives and cultures of the people who live in this desert region. Berbers are the people who live in the Merzouga desert or nearby areas. The majority of them are originally nomads who used to live in tents, herd animals, and move from place to place in the remote desert (Our family was one of them).
Our first stop will be at the palm-tree oasis near the Erg Chebbi dunes. You will go for a walk through the oasis and explore it. Following that, we will drive around Merzouga town to reach Khamlia village, which is home to Gnawa people, who were brought as slaves from Sub-Saharan Africa a long time ago. We will be greeted with a glass of tea, and you will learn about their lifestyle and musical festival (which takes place every summer), as well as watch their traditional musical performance and dance.
Following that, we will either have lunch at a local restaurant or go on a desert picnic (tell us upon booking which one you prefer). Lunch will consist of a Berber pizza (stuffed bread with vegetables, meat, spices, and eggs), salad, and dessert (fruits). The Merzouga desert day-tour will continue to nomadic families who live in tents. But first, we’ll visit the former M’ifis mines on a high plateau of Hamada (rocky desert). The mines are near the end of the Erg Chebbi dunes. They were the mines from which locals and Frenchmen extracted Kohl (an ancient eye cosmetic widely used in the Middle East, Mediterranean, and South Asia as an eyeliner to make eyes appear more seductive and is worn by both men and women).
We will then drive through the hamada until we reach one of these nomadic families. The people are friendly, simple, and welcoming. You’ll learn about their nomadic lifestyle and hear desert wonderful stories. After a pleasant and peaceful meeting with the nomads, we will return to Merzouga via a different route through the dunes. You will have a great time with the Morocco Sahara Desert Tours company. A beautiful day full of good vibes, good people, and good food. Your Merzouga desert day-tour will come to an end in Merzouga.
We also offer ATV adventures and camel trekking if you want to add them to your Merzouga Desert day tour.
Please contact us as soon as possible to book your desert day tour.
Morocco Sahara Desert Tours
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