Our Morocco camel trekking tour is the perfect mix of camel riding, hiking in the Sahara, and relaxing beneath the stars. It is an inexpensive yet immersive way to explore the Moroccan desert. In this eco-tourism activity, we walk off the beaten track and emerge into the quiet and peaceful desert. We'll taste Moroccan cuisine and listen to traditional Berber music at the fireplace.
- Meet your new camel friends
- Watch an amazing Sahara sunset
- Sleep in a traditional Berber Tent under the Milky Way
- Learn about Berber Nomadic Culture
Day 1: Mhamid– Mezouaria
Our Morocco camel trek will begin from our basecamp in M'Hamid El Ghizlane. You can either arrive in the morning or stay in our basecamp the night before (free delicious breakfast). We will greet you with tea (as is our custom) and discuss the journey ahead to make sure you have everything you need for the camel trek.
After meeting your new camel friends and packing the necessary equipment, we will embark a few hours before sunset. It won't take long to find yourself immersed in the endless small dunes of the Moroccan desert. Along the way, you may see wildlife from small scarab beetles to the elusive desert fox. We will tell you about the local plants including hardy tamarisk trees, a rare plant whose milk can cause blindness, and wild chamomile flowers (which camels love to eat!).
As the sky begins to change colors with the sinking sun, we will hike up a tall dune to experience a breathtaking sunset. In the blue light of twilight, we will continue a short way to our camp and make a campfire under the stars. Sit with us to learn about the Berber way of life, our music, and stories. We will prepare for you a delicious dinner (vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available, but please let us know before you come!). After eating, you can stargaze and then rest in the peaceful desert in one of our comfortable multicolored tents with cozy beds.
Day 2: Mezouaria – Mhamid
Breathing in the sweet morning air of the desert, you will wake up refreshed and ready to start our journey home. You have the option of getting up early to watch an unforgettable sunrise over the sand dunes. After a traditional breakfast, our Morocco camel trekking tour will begin again. In the beautiful morning light, you will see tracks from small desert animals in the sand. We will arrive at our basecamp at around 10.00 am. Here our Sahara desert adventure concludes.
Packed by us:
- All Group Cooking Gear
- Camp Furniture
- Cots and Sleeping Pads
- Group First Aid Kit
- Traditional Berber Tent(s)
Packed by you (Highly Recommended):
- Sun protection (Sunglasses, Sunscreen, and a Hat)
- Ziplock Bags (to protect electronics from the sand)
- Flashlight or Headlamp
- Hiking Pants (Lightweight)
- Hiking Shoes or Sandals
- Warm Jacket and/or Vest (for cooler night temperatures)
- Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight)
- T-Shirt (Cotton or Synthetic)
- Backpack or small to mid-sized duffle bag*
* You can leave large baggage at our basecamp free of charge.
It's always sunny and warm during the day in the Sahara, but make sure to bring cozy layers for at night! Here are normal temperatures for specific seasons.
Season __ Temperature (C) Temperature (F)
Winter (Dec-Jan) 15-25 (day), 5-10 (night) 60-80 (day), 40-50 (night)
Spring and Fall (Feb-Apr/Sept-Nov) 20-30 (day), 5-15 (night) 70-85 (day), 40-60 (night)
Summer (May-August): Up to 50 Up to 120
All meals are included on our trek. Please let us know in advance if you would like us to prepare vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meals.
For clients traveling by bus/taxi/rental car:
There are taxis and CTM buses (similar to Flixbus or Greyhound) to and from multiple destinations (Zagora, Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Casablanca...). For example, there are daily departures of the CTM bus from Marrakech at 11:15 am, and daily return leaving from MHamid at 6:15 am. The destination on CTM website is called “Lamhamid Ghozlane”, and it's the last stop. We are happy to pick you up at the bus station.
If you would like to be picked up from the airport or your hotel/riad in one of the following cities, please consider one of our 4x4 tours:
> Departing from Casablanca
> Departing from Marrakech
> Departing from Agadir
> Departing from Ouarzazet
> Departing from Zagora
If needed, you can park your rental car at our basecamp free of charge.
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