Having been to Morocco before, I wanted a deeper understanding of the wonderful culture of the Berber People.
After a lot of research, I found Morocco Countryside Tours and was excited to explore the desert with their native guides. I was lucky to meet Said, one of their guides, who was born in the desert and could take me to hidden places not offered by other companies.
My first stop was at N'Kob, a small Berber village between Marrakech and the Erg Chebbi Dunes. It was a magical place, not visited by many tour companies.
Then we were off to the great Erg Chebbi Dunes! I never felt that I was on a schedule, everything was easy and natural. I had been to Merzouga on my previous visit, but with Said's guidance, I looked at the desert with new eyes. Before sunset, the camels were prepared for my journey. The feeling as you move slowly and naturally deep into the dunes is an experience that can not be described...it needs to be lived. After a freshly prepared dinner and listening to the amazing drum playing of the Berber guys at the camp, I climbed to the top of one of the dunes. That moment spent staring at the stars, feeling the sand all around me, is a moment that will live inside me always.
A profound memory for me was the visit to several Nomads along the journey. In a remote part of the desert, I met a beautiful nomadic woman. She was living by herself in a remote part of the desert and invited us for tea in her tent. She carried herself with such strength and courage that her face is imprinted in my mind...I don't take pictures out of respect for these dignified people.
In the mountains, I visited a Nomadic cave family with many goats roaming around. While I sat visiting them, a baby goat sat on my lap for a long time and I could feel it's warm little body and the beat of his heart...so cute!
These are the amazing and authentic experiences you will have with Morocco Countryside Tours.