There are 45 kilometers between Mergouza and Erfoud. Also, it’s only about 20 kilometers from the border with Algeria. It’s one of the last towns left in the area before the Sahara sands take it over.
The first stop on Erg Chebbi trips is Merzouga. There are fine-sand hills that can get up to 150 meters high. There are miles of brown waves in front of you. When you think of a desert, this is what you picture.
Merzouga has real Moroccan entertainment in the nights. Drums and beautiful folk dances go well with a tasty tagine, fresh-baked bread, and couscous.
After the desert, you should check out Dayet Srji. This salty lake west of Merzouga is home to many rare species all year long. People who like to watch birds would be amazed. This is a good place to see ducks, buzzards, and falcons in the spring. A lot of gerbils, desert foxes, and snakes and lizards can be found.