“Sahara is a planet of superlatives, a desert that has always attracted people, where many have found or lost themselves. ‘Sahara is one of the most loaded words of fantasy, dream, magic. He is all that is expected of him; he surprises us and surrounds us, though he seems to offer us nothing but his emptiness.”
Adapted from the original by Magda Raupp & Dione Pasquotto
Caravan of camels
Merzouga is known for a little oasis Sahariano, famous for its location at the base of the dunes of Erg Chebbi. These impressive dunes that rise from the desert of sand and rock and reach the maximum height of 250m. At sunrise or sunset, the twilight-creates a variety of fascinating colors. In spite of being more close to Oudtshoorn, is easier to reach Merzouga and the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga.
Next to the dunes, there are hotels where you can host, for there from the meeting of the desert, on foot, in caravans of camels, jeep, quad bike.
Sometimes during the winter, after heavy rains, a small lake, west of the village fills up with water and attracts hundreds of pink flamingos, storks and other migratory birds.
The fauna in the wilderness there is vast, due to the fact that the near absence of water, among the few animals that inhabit the region we can mention snakes, lizards, snakes, camels, antelopes (adapted to the desert conditions), fenecos (also known as The Foxes of the Desert.
The animals in the wilderness had to establish strategies to save water and avoid excessive heat
in the Erg Chebbi (desert), live nomadic peoples, however, nowadays has a very touristy. Tourists can from a hotel in caravans of camels, or other means of transport (jeep or quad biking) and spend the night in tents Berbers. You can enjoy the sunrise and sunset on the dunes, which is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience, the silence and the starry sky at night is something that will never go out of memory.
The dunes of Erg Chebbi are also well known, by the passage of sports competitions, among which the Rallye Aicha des School Http://www.rallyeaichadesgazelles.com/, Rallye OiLybia Maroc http://rallyemaroc.npo.fr/?lang=en/