How to get to Erg Chigaga dunes in Morocco?
Located in Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, in Morocco, Erg Chigaga is said to be the largest and wildest sand dunes in the country.
Can you drive to Erg Chigaga dunes in Morocco?
Tucked away in the southeastern part of Morocco, near the Algerian border, the road to the sand desert, also known as Erg Chegaga, is extremely challenging. It’s sandy and rocky, 4x4 vehicles only.
How long is the drive to Erg Chigaga dunes in Morocco?
Starting at the Berber town of M'Hamid El Ghizlane, also known as Lamhamid Ghozlane, the drive to Erg Chigaga is 50 km (30 miles) long through sand, dried-out lakes and rocky terrain. A skilled knowledgeable driver is required.
How long does it take to drive to Erg Chigaga dunes in Morocco?
Plan about 2 hours to complete the drive. Its dunes are the tallest in Morocco, reaching out more than 150 meters. The erg of Chigaga is not really frequented, so it will let you have a real experience in a savage desert, miles away from any vestige of civilization. Its location ensures there are no tour buses or mass tourism.
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