Things to know for Morocco camel trekking tours
Camel trekking may not be the most comfortable means of travelling for some, but it is undoubtedly a 'must' for every traveller as a way to experience the mode of transport of the Berber nomads of the Sahara.
There are a number of possibilities of camel treks (méharrées), offered by Camel Trekking, starting from a day's outing to a two-week expedition. The best time of year for camel trekking is September to February.
The dunes of Erg Chebbi near Merzouga is 30 miles (50km) south east of Erfoud and has the highest and most spectacular sand dunes in Morocco. These golden dunes are 50 meters high from the desert floor. They run in a line almost perfectly north-south direction to the village of Merzouga and beyond, and mark the western fringe of the Sahara Desert, dividing Morocco from Algeria...
This ocean of pure Saharan sand, provides the back drop to an authentic Arabian adventure which involves a camel trek across the dunes to a secluded oasis, where an authentic spicy Berber tagine is being prepared over an open fire by Bedouin tents.
How to ride the camel and things you'll need for the camel ride ?
1) Wear long pants .
The motion of the camel can make your pants go up to your calves.
2) If you bring an electronic device, make sure you tie it on.
Remember, camels are tall animals, and if your device happens to fall, don't expect it to survive.
3) Mount the camel.
It should be in a sitting position or from a scaffold when you do this. Get one foot on the stirrup and then put the other leg over the camel's hump. Do this all in one strong action to prevent from falling before you can even ride the camel.
Who can ride a Camel?
Morocco camel trekking isn't hard, almost anyone of any age can ride a camel. Getting on is easy, if you can swing a leg over the kneeling camel. The camels are really gentle and our camel guides make sure everyone is comfortable. On trek you can ask the guide to stop anytime, and you can also walk into the camp. It's a leisurely 1.5 hour journey on foot.