Africa,  Morocco

Camels on the road!!!!

As morning broke my sleepy eyes were greeted with a surprise as I looked out of our window, our Riad was located next to the massive wall of a mountain. When we arrived last night it was pitch black and we couldn’t see much beyond the Riad, so I was shocked to see such an impressive sight in the daylight.

Oh it is time! Ibrahim welcome us with a big smile! Quickly we get back on the road, today is the second day of our road trip to the desert!

View from our room and our 4x4 jeep
View from our room and our 4×4 jeep
Monkey Finger Mountains
Monkey Finger Mountains
Ibrahim explains the plan for today
Ibrahim explains the plan for today
Boumalne Dades
Boumalne Dades
Boumalne Dades
Boumalne Dades

Directions

Tinghir Town
Tinghir Town

After a brief stop at the monkey finger’s mountain and looking over the big city of Tinghir, we approach the Todra Gorge. It is thrilling to enter the canyon with cliffs 300 meters high that separated by less then 50 meters. I feel tiny next to the greatness of mother nature.

Todra Gorge
Todra Gorge
Todra Gorge
Todra Gorge
Todra Gorge
Todra Gorge

After lunch the road became very monotonous. We would drive for a whole hour without seeing a single car, a house… nothing but infinite arid land and dry green bushes, until we came across camels on the road!!!!

No problem!“, Ibrahim says… and he stops the jeep in the middle of the road. Neither Ibrahim, neither the camels  seem very bothered with the situation. We take a few shots while this family of camels move slowly in and out of the road.

On the Road Stop for petrol Camels on the road Camels on the road Camel Camels

Eventually we proceed. We aren’t far from the dunes Erg Chebbi anymore, where Ibrahim is going to drop us and we will finally spend a night in the desert. I can’t wait to meet my camel… 😀

Berber Village
Berber Village

Oasis

Erg Chebbi Dunes
Erg Chebbi Dunes

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