Desert Erg Chebbi Merzouga

Desert Erg Chebbi Merzouga

Things to do - general

The dunes of Erg Chebbi reach a height of up to 150 meters in places and altogether spans an area of 50 kilometers from north to south and up to 5–10 kilometers from east to west lining the Algerian border.

The nearest sizable town is Erfoud, about 60 kilometers further north. One other city is Rissani, around 40 kilometers from Merzouga, and from the 8th to the 14th century there was a separate kingdom, known as Sijilmassa, which was prosperous owing to former caravan routes.

Although rainfall is very brief and uncommon, in 2006 flooding adjacent to the dunes destroyed many buildings and killed three people

Merzouga The local tourist center, is located near the edge of the dunes. A number of companies offer camel trips from Merzouga and into the desert, taking tourists on overnight trips several kilometres into the erg, which is enough to bring the village out of sight.

During the warmest part of the year, Moroccans come to Erg Chebbi to be buried neck-deep in the hot sand for a few minutes at a time. This is considered to be a treatment for rheumatism.

Country Morocco
Languages spokenBerber, French, and Spanish usual, Portuguese, Italian and English
Currency usedMoroccan Dirham (MAD)

Sports & nature

Offer to do all tours around the Erg Chebbi and admire all of the massive dunes, the highest dunes reach 150 meters, and spent the night at full hamada desert . The itinerary can cross small villages and the nomadic families live there , especially to have insights into various aspects of the desert,the dunes of course, but also hamada (black desert ) ... In these areas have been exploited mines of lead and quartz, with more rudimentary methods, the input of some of these mines remains visible. Always existed fossiles.many of them real mines are common, sometimes samples of remarkable pieces are highlighted.Sports and nature image

Nightlife info

Most of the lodging establishments in Merzouga offer functional rooms, small and big alike, that cater to those who want to spend the night partying, eating, and having a good time with friends. Ask for the coverage of the space that you will book for the night, and try to get some offers while you’re at it. Despite the usual bars and clubs that you usually go to, your Merzouga nightlife will still be an experience to enjoy.Nightlife image

Culture and history info

Merzouga also offers an unusual historic account in terms of explaining the formation, spreading and eventual shrinking of the Sahara Desert. This is primarily due to the series of ergs found here. Each erg is essentially a sand dune formed from a previously existing sea or ocean. An erg is typically devoid of any kind of vegetation. The most popular erg in Merzouga is Chebbi, or the Saharan erg, which provides an insight into how the Sahara Desert spread across North Africa. The details yielded by these ergs span across the history of our planet. Some of these ergs are more than 150 meters tall and 4 kilometers wide, dating back to the period before the creation of human life.Culture and history image

Unfortunately there are no hotels at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

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