The prettiest and most desire vacation destination in Africa
Merzouga is a small Saharian town located in south-eastern Morocco, 35 kilometers from Rissani and 50 kilometers from Erfoud. Merzouga is famous for its dunes in the Erg Chebbi region – the highest in Morocco. It is a man destination for tourists who wish to ride camels into the dunes and sleep in a Bedouin-style tent for the night.
The Merzouga dunes are the most impressive in Morocco, 20 kilometres in length and 5 across. Some dunes are over 100 metres high and they have orangey-coloured sand from the Sahara. Around the dunes is a green palm grove, a unique, impressive oasis which stands out against so much orange.
In the rainy season, from February to March, lagoons form, like the Daya Tamda, where numerous birds gather, notably the exotic pink flamingo. For this reason, Merzouga is also a tourist attraction for those who love wildlife, since, in addition to the lagoon birds, in the surrounding area you can enjoy the rich wildlife of the desert, with reptiles like lizards and vipers and mammals such as foxes, mice and jerboas.
The abundance of water in the rainy periods also favours crops, which have made the area famous for the production of early fruits like melon and watermelon which are exported to the rest of the country and to Europe.