Photographer's Note

After a day spent taking in the spectacular scenerey on the drive from Ouarzazate, camels awaited our arrival at Merzouga. We rode for a couple hours, following our driver as he lead us, on foot, to a campsite located in the midst of the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Quite a comfortable ride compared to an elephant or a donkey.


Erg Chebbi (Arabic: عرج شبّي‎) is the sole Saharan erg in Morocco. The erg is 22 km long (North-South) and 5 km wide. Its dunes reach a maximum height of 150 meters. It is located roughly 40 kilometers south-east of Erfoud.

The local center for tourists is the village of Merzouga. Supposedly, the locals believe that these dunes were sent as a punishment for turning away a weary traveller from the desert. They say that after they sent away this traveller, the gods made the dunes pile up right outside their town; to teach them a lesson and to never send away weary men and women ever again.

Nobody oznaczył to zdjęcie jeko użyteczne

Photo Information
Viewed: 2572
Points: 0
  • None
Additional Photos by Kevin KL (kk_wpg) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 88] (361)
View More Pictures