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“Truly Away from it All” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Erg Chigaga

Erg Chigaga
M'hamid, M'Hamid 45000, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in M'Hamid
Type: Deserts, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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“Truly Away from it All”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you really want to go off the grid, Chigaga/Chegaga is a great place to do it. 2 hours by 4x4 from M'Hamid & 3 hours to Foum Zguid. It is rough & it is bumpy for much of the way but the dunes at night sunset/sunrise are incredible. And the stars . . .

It was very lush this year due to rain near the dunes & the nomads have turned their camels loose to graze. Hundreds of them . . . awesome.

Visited May 2013
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

2 nights in the Desert...One of our best travel-experience! Climbing dunes, surfing them, take so many photos! All the camp are really confortable and well organized!

Visited November 2012
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“Erg Chigaga, Sahara Desert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I've been here 6 times! Great place. It takes several days to trek here so if you are comparing it with Erg Chebi - don't. Chebi is reached by tourist bus, in a hotel and there it is, in front of you. Chigaga is accessed via the desert town of M'hamid and then trek from there. 5 - 6 days is about right, total silence, no cars, no roads, no people. Great trekking experience.
Simple choice really, Chigaga for a trekking and true desert experience and Chebi if you just want to see a desert dune from a hotel!

Visited November 2012
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Don't miss this wonderful and magic place if you come to M'Hamid. Take a tour with Sahara Best Travel or VisageTouareg.com

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“Bewitched by dessert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

¡What an experience it is to spend a couple of days in the dessert! To have
the fortune of walking barefooted at dusk in the warm Erg Chigaga dunes as
the outside temperature drops and millions of stars appear. To be bewitched
by the Sahara desert in luxurious comfort provided by the Erg Chigaga Luxury
Camp excellent facilities under the care of Bobo and his crew of the polite
and amicable Berbers. Wwwooooowww.

My most sincere congratulations to Nick and Bobo for their partnership and
vision. Their good vibes and determination are the foundation of this
unique venture. I highly recommend this camp to adventure lovers. Keep an
open mind, open your senses and you will also be captivated by the desert.

I include one photograph with Joseph, one of the Berbers that works at the
camp

Visited April 2013
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