The largest dunes in Morocco Chegaga, is located in south of Morocco, 160 km from Zagora, the gateway to the Sahara.
They are the most beautiful part of the Moroccan desert. Forming a sea of sand dunes, it is 40 km large and 300 meters high.
Erg Chegaga is the most interesting destination for those travelers want a real desert experience. You can cross its saharian off-road paths by 4×4, treeking or by camels.
It is a perfect space for those interested to do camel treks, and to enjoy the views of the real desert.
At the heart of these infinite spaces, the unhurried pace of camels, you can get lost in the beauty and magic of the desert.
Formerly it was the ancient center of knowledge, Tamegroute is now a small village that its houses produce cooperative pottery composed of artisans of all expertise (carpentry, tanning, pottery).
This small village south of Zagora known by Zaouia Naciria, an ancient religious brotherhood and an important center of knowledge. Indeed, it was a place of theological studies provided by an extensive library that spread knowladge throughout Morocco and other African countries. There were about 40,000 volumes including Arabic, Persian and Berber, and were written by important historical figures.
“Timbuktu 52 days by camels”: The mythology and fascination of the desert is in this famous sign … represents the ancient vocation of Zagora, and the ending of the caravan paths before the immense solitudes of Hamadas. Nowadays, the town is the term for a famous travel destination in Morocco. Those who arrive here and dream to have a great Saharian adventure, and interested to do short excursions, the road connecting Ouarzazat to Zagora is the most beautiful in Morocco. There are several rocky mountains before Agdez, and after that you will join the Draa valley with its beautiful daty palm oasis, and farm life along the sides of the river. Draa valley river is more than 1000 km long, pouring into the Atlantic Ocean to the latitude of the Canary Islands. Formed by two tributaries (wadis Imimi and Dares) born between 2000 and 3000 m altitude on the slopes of the High Atlas and sahara, it headed first to the southeast, and after Zagora to the south- west.