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“Riding over dunes in the desert at sunset has to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Erg Chigaga

Erg Chigaga
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Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in M'Hamid
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: L'erg Chegaga (ou Chigaga) est le grand erg du Sahara au Maroc, se trouve à environ 60 km à l'ouest de la commune rurale de M'Hamid El Ghizlane, elle-même située à environ 98 km au sud de la ville de Zagora. Erg Chegaga est d'environ 40 km longueur et pour 15 km de largeur, dont certaines dunes avoisinent une hauteur de 320 m ( contre 170 m pour l'erg Chebbi), est le plus vaste et le plus sauvage du Maroc.
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“Riding over dunes in the desert at sunset has to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

What a really wonderful trip! Riding over dunes in the desert at sunset has to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, watching the sun going down behind the orange glowing sand and crescent shaped shadows. I found, to my great relief, that dromedaries are actually quite cooperative animals! To top it all, we set off in the morning while it was still dark so that we could park our dromedaries on the side of a dune so we could clamber up and watch the sun rise. Pure magic.

Visited May 2013
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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 via mobile

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

Visited May 2013
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