Older entries: 2015

Elusive and Not-So-Elusive Creatures of the Desert

Elusive and Not-So-Elusive Creatures of the Desert

It was 6 a.m. when I woke up to the first rays of sunshine peeping through the tiny gaps of my tent. I stumbled out of bed, quickly dressed and ventured outside, pulling on my Tevas as I made my way towards the surrounding dunes of Erg Chigaga. Clambering to the top of the dune didn’t take long as the sand was beautifully cool beneath my feet and soon I was sitting on the ridge surveying the stunning scene before me of dune after dune reaching to the sky. Burying my toes in the sand, I became aware of tiny tracks on the surface of the sand, criss-crossing each other, then intermingling with what looked like small paw prints, then slither marks hidden amongst the more obvious camel hooves. So began my quest to identify the creators of these tracks. What creatures are these that prowl around me as I curl up asleep in my bed at night? How do they survive in this harsh environment?

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Kathy

Safety in Morocco

Safety in Morocco

Following the horrendous atrocities in Paris and Mali, I have been asked regularly about the security situation in Morocco.

In my opinion Morocco is currently one of the safest countries in the world. They have a stable government, strong police and army, an incredible security apparatus (everyone knows everyone else’s business), and are completely intolerant of extremism. Moroccans readily accept other cultures and have a history of tolerance.

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Nick

Moroccan Jewellery

Moroccan Jewellery

Here at our luxury desert camp in Morocco we aim to give you an insight into aspects of Berber life and culture that may be of interest to our readers. In this article, Kathy gives an overview on some of the adornment commonly worn in days gone by.

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Kathy

10 Interesting Facts about Berbers

10 Interesting Facts about Berbers

If you are interested in visiting our luxury desert camp in Morocco, you will find that you are being looked after by our wonderful Berber team. But who are the Berber people? Here are 10 interesting facts.

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Kathy

5 light reads to whet the appetite

5 light reads to whet the appetite

When travelling anywhere in the world that is culturally different from my own country, I always like to whet my appetite for what lies ahead by reading novels that portray aspects of that country. You may enjoy delving into one or two of my favourites.

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Kathy

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The magnificent dunes of Erg Chigaga

The magnificent dunes of Erg Chigaga

Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp from the dunes

Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp from the dunes

A sea of sand

A sea of sand