Sahara Desert Camel Trek

Sahara Desert Camel Trekking in Morocco is an outdoor activity that can be practiced by everyone. It’s one of these things that you shouldn’t miss while visiting Morocco. With us you can enjoy a camel ridding in the Merzouga or Zagora deserts, a night in a berber camp among the most wonderful dunes in Morocco. It’s unforgettable experience in the desert as you ride a camel along its dunes toward the camp where you will enjoy a delicious meal with drum music.

Camel Trekking in Morocco
Camel Trekking in Morocco

The History of Camel Trekking in Morocco

Camels have a great historical importance due to their role in the trade and transport of goods among the African tribes. Historically, camel caravans have been used mainly in desert areas, where group travel allowed for self-defense and defense against bandits. Camels or “The Ship of the Desert” are native to several deserts in the world, primarily the Sahara Desert in Africa. To live in their native deserts, camels rely on their physical assets to help cope with extreme physical conditions.

Sahara Desert Camel Trek
Sahara Desert Camel Trek

Transport of Goods and Marchandises on camels

Camel Caravan going through the desert
Camel Caravan going through the desert

Camels have always been valuable to humans in many ways. Due to their unique adaptations to different and extreme conditions, no other domestic animals are able to provide a variety of services to people. Dromedaries and Bactrian camels, the two domestic Old World camels, have been invaluable for the transport of goods and marchandises.

Timbuktu - Morocco Camel trekking

Marrakech to Timbuktu, 52 days
Marrakech to Timbuktu, 52 days

A desert trek on the mythical route taken by camel caravans through the Sahara until the end of the 19th century between Marrakech and Timbuktu. Consisting of thousands of dromedaries, they crossed the mountains of the Atlas, then the Sahara between the southern Moroccan and Timbuktu. Two months of walking to cross 2,000 kilometers of desert following the water points of the oases.

Camel trekking in Morocco: Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga Dunes

When we arrive to the Moroccan desert, you will start your adventure on camel among the dunes. You will have time for amazing pictures of sunset before you reach the camp. Our bivouacs in  Merzouga or Zagora are well located. We provide Traditional Berber tents, Luxury and VIP camps for a wonderful desert glamping.

Experience the camel trek with Morocco Top Trips

The camel Trekking in Morocco is an important experience to everyone should have to try at least once in their lifetime. Imagine yourself riding camel, trekking trough the desert’s Dune. There is nothing around you, all you can hear are the footsteps of the camel on the golden sand. The sky is vast and clear in the in the day and filled with billions of sparkling stars at night. If you are feeling energetic you can climb the dunes for sunset to watch the light and colour of sands change. As the stars come out you can often hear the rhythmic beat of drums (kind of Berber music) The dunes of Erg chebbi in Merzouga in south east of Morocco has the highest and most splendid sand dunes.
It is a magical experience to spend a quiet journey from 45mn to 1h30mn with Morocco Camel trekking in Sahara, where you will catch the sunset and sunrise.

Book your Morocco Desert Tour

If you are heading to Morocco and you are interested in Desert, we have wide choices of Morocco Camel trekking tours. We include Sahara camel trekking activity in all our Desert tours of Morocco. We also provide transportation on 4X4 to reach the desert camp if you don’t prefer camels. For a customized private trip, it’s better to contact us to suggest you a wonderful tour that suits your needs and budgets.

We always do our best to make your desert trip a memorable and unique experience. Check reviews about our company in TripAdvisor

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Camels, The Ship of the Desert