Morocco desert tours:Erg Chebbi

Morocco desert tours:Erg Chebbi

Erg Chebbi dunes location is in the south-eastern part of Morocco, just 360km away from Ouarzazate and 650 km away from the famous city of Marrakech.

Legend says that God himself shaped this place. Erg Chebbi dunes popular legend orally passed through generations reports that the site that once was a flourishing jungle was transformed into a desert after the local population refused to host a poor and hungry lady during a banquet.

Legend says that wealthy families washed their hands with milk and played with couscous, while the young woman was hungry and helpless. God punished those mean families, sentencing Merzouga to become a place of extreme heat, lack of water and endless sand storms. Years passed until the entire area once filled with greenish vegetation and wild animals became the current sea of sand.

Interestingly enough, millenary rock-art in the region depicts animals such as elephants, giraffes, and other mammals usually only existing in jungle-like environments

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