I had read a lot about the camel treks before coming to Merzouga.
I just wanted to write about what I hadn´t read before, how physically demanding it was to do,
We set out on the camels at around 3pm from our beautiful Kasbah Azalay into the dunes. It was a 1 and a half hour camel-ride to get there, very hot. To me it was quite difficult to do, as I felt every part of my body was hurting by the time we reached the berber tent. I wish it weren´t so far...
Anyway, we got there and spent a lovely nice chatting and findign-out about the berber way of life, amazing, so different to ours.
Then we went to sleep. I am not the type of person that goes camping, never done it. I was petrified inside the tent, thinking there might be a spider or... I don´t know. It might be a silly thought but it happened to me.
Then early morning, very early in fact because we had to catch the bus to Marrakech, so at 5am we were riding the camels back to the Kasbah. It was night still. Our berber guide was able to walk the dunes without any light. Again everything was hurting in my body from the day before, now even more.
It is a great thing to do but it is nice to be aware that you need a certain strength in your arms to hold tightly the camel as you feel you might fall, and that your bum will be sore...
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