M’hamid el Ghizlane is at the end of the road the leads into the dessert.
It’s a strange way to start a story about going to Morocco at the end of the road into the desert at a town only 40km from the closed Algerian border.
But this is discontinuous narrative and at some stage I will get back to the start of the journey.
But getting to the desert and it’s nomadic herders was a dream for me.
At M’hamid the mighty breva was garaged while the crew at https://www.desertbivouac.com/ took control.
The Erg Chegaga is the biggest sand sea in Morocco and a perfect place get the feel of the desert.
At the one of the small oasis, or…
Or riding a ship of the desert in a sand sea.
Riding the waves of sand up to 300m high.
Waves that change colour with the setting sun.
To time this adventure with a desert full moon was extra special.
And to sit on a Berber carpet in the desert listening to the sounds of Bedouin singing and drumming beside the camp fire under its silver light
This has to be one of my most amazing travel experiences. So thanks to Desert Bivouac
14 thoughts on “Riding the ships of the desert in the biggest sand sea in Morocco – Erg Chegaga”
Amazing Mick. Doesn’t look like you managed a swim mate.
No pretty dry out in the desert for swimming Larry. Save that for when I get to the Atlantic coast.
Love the sea of sand and waves, dunes as far as the eye can see. What an experience! When you get to the SW of the country, beyond the Atlas Mountains, try Ouarzazate too.
Will do that. Am currently in the High Atlas at a village called Imlil.
300 metre high sand dunes boggles the mind.
I leave for a two week car trip through Wales, top down when possible, with my daughter on the 23rd.
Enjoy the trip. I’ve been to the north of Wales. Snowdonia etc very beautiful.
Wow! Amazing photos. Thanks for sharing. 💖
Glad you enjoy the Sandra
Fantastic Mick. Watch out for sandflies. Peter
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Thanks Peter will do!
Wow! Amazing and beautiful photos Mic! What an experience and something not many people would get to do. Cheers Pauline
Thanks I’m back in Spain now and hopefully with a little better internet I can catch up with the blog
It sure was Coral. Would recommend it