After a long drive to Fes, we were happy to arrive at the riad. Although we had made a reservation months before which had been confirmed by e-mail, we got the impression that we were not expected. Luckily they had a nice room for us but reading previous reviews this seems to happen more often. The people working at the hotel all were very nice and helpful but it is also a little bit unorganized.
Our room was spacious with good furniture. It was clean except for a plateau where you can put soap in the shower which looked really dirty covered with old remainders of soap. The dinner in the evening was plentiful as was breakfast in the morning.
We booked the trip to the private camp in the desert for the next day. Ahmed was our camel man and he was really great. It was a small group with 2 other couples, The 90 minute camel trip was amazing as you walk slowly into the beautiful sand dunes but because sitting at the camel was not really comfortable, we didn't mind that we arrived at the camp.
One couple in the group came straight from Fes which made the whole experience really tiring. We all concluded that after coming from Fes it is better to stay a night at the riad to be able to better enjoy the trip in the dessert. During the day you can for example go to the market of Risani.
The camp itself was really nice (on arrival our tents where lit with candles in little lanterns) and sitting on your carpet watching the stars was a wonderful experience. We had taken some drinks and snacks with us so waiting for the meal (about 1 1/2 hour after arriving at the camp) was no problem. (tip: also take a flashlight with you because it can become very dark in the camp and the restrooms are a little walk from the tents). The meal was nice and afterwards Ahmed and his companion performed some local music for us.
We woke up before sunrise and it was a real magical moment. Afterwards we drove back to Merzouga where we were given a room at the riad to shower. It was really nice to freshen up and made us enjoy the breakfast at the riad even more.
Afterwards we left and had plenty of time to reach our next destination in the Dades gorge.
We loved the bivac and can really recommend to do this through Riad Nezha.
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