This private Luxury Moroccan tour in the Erg Chigaga desert is one of the best trips from Mhamid to the Erg Chigaga Luxury desert camp.
About 40 km long and 15 km wide, the dunes of the Erg Chigaga are about 300 m high (170 m for the Erg Chebbi), making it the largest and wildest of the Moroccan desert.
This dune massif located in the Souss-Massa-Drâa region. Is about 50 km west of the rural commune of M’Hamid El Ghizlane. Itself located about 98 km south of the city of Zagora.
The dunes in the Sahara Desert is softest I have found. No beach or dessert that I have ever been to before can compare. This was akin to sitting on velvet or running your hands through water but the silence that greets you in the desert, and the way you can truly lose yourself in sand that stretches as far as the eye can see, is incredible.
Our Luxury desert tour to Erg Chigaga from M’hamid begins in the morning around. 9 am with the camels the first step for lunch in the shade of the palm grove, then driven by jeep around 15h for the Erg Chigaga, 2 hours of track with a stop nomadic family take tea (nomadic whiskey). Later arrival at the big dunes, watch the sunset, from the top of the highest, (30 minutes walk to get there). Then we return to the camp for tea, we listen to local songs around the fire under the stars. Tasty dinner, look at the sky full of stars in the camp, sleep in the tent.
In the morning, have breakfast at the Luxury camp and drive from Erg Chigaga to Mhamid by the track. Arrival at the village around 10:30 am End of our desert tour.