Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Hotels for Victoria falls
  2. 2 March Trip to South Africa -- Need Quick Guidance Please!
  3. 3 Late August Cape Town/Safari/Vic Falls Advice Wanted
  4. 4 Trip Report 3-part Zimbabwe: Join Wild Dog Researcher, Walk Mana Pools, Canoe Zambezi
  5. 5 First time Safari - any comments on Wild Wings/Taga Safari companies?
  6. 6 Route planning and advice visiting Southern Africa by car.
  7. 7 Trip Report South Africa Kgalagadi & Kruger back-to-back in 2016
  8. 8 Alexandria
  9. 9 Dubai in 36 hours
  10. 10 good internet connection option Meknes
  11. 11 Trip Report A very belated TR - South of Namibia with Kgalagadi
  12. 12 Trip Report South Africa trip report
  13. 13 Marrakesh - Expenses
  14. 14 Can gay people travel safely in Morocco?
  15. 15 Morocco Trip End of April - itinerary help please!
  16. 16 Mombasa recomendations please
  17. 17 Private tours in Morocco
  18. 18 Kings Pool vs. Duma Tau
  19. 19 First time to Africa-need help!
  20. 20 How do I know if a company is legit
  21. 21 Point and Shoot camera for a Kenyan Safari
  22. 22 Question about Yellow Fever certificate
  23. 23 The Heat and Dust of Kafue & the Busanga Plains
  24. 24 Has anyone used this company in Uganda
  25. 25 Jewish tour Casablanca
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report merzouga camel

The dunes are something dreams are made of. Movies, TV and books cannot describe being there. The sun is bright. Palm trees sway. As you move in among the dunes the ripples in the sand from the wind reveal themselves as the sun moves toward the horizon. Small animal and insect trails are noticed after the being that made them has disappeared. The dunes get higher as you move in towards your camp. You are following the footprints of the camels that made their way yesterday although they have little detail due to to constant wind. You make your way around and through, no longer seeing the sun for the height of the dunes. Camp is ahead and it will be an adventure if you keep an open mind. Get out into the dunes in the dark. The silence will hurt your ears with its presence. The stars will blind you. This will be the time to consider who and what you are in this universe. It will be dark when it is time to get up and make your way to a good viewing point for the sunrise and then you wait with a soft breeze brushing your face. You will be antsy but it will come. There it will be hurting your eyes. Casting shadows that were not visible a minute ago.... a minute ago. Breathe this in. Close your eyes and imprint the scene on your inner eyelids. Going back for breakfast and a shower will be anti-climatic. You came to the desert. You rode a camel. You walked in the dunes. You slept away from everything familiar. You saw the stars like never before. You did it.

No Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement