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Tented camps in desert- Morocco

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Can you tell me about the tented camps in the desert? Are the people noisy at night ( up late)? Is it safe and what do you do with valuables like cameras and passports in a tent? Is the food ethnic (a taste of Moroccan)?

Was it a good experience?

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    I'm sure everyone's experience is probably a bit different. Our tented camp was just our family of 4 and our two "blue men" (guides). We slept in one tent, the guides in another and then there was a 3rd tent where they served us dinner. Obviously we were alone so didn't have to worry about noise, people up late. Again, it was just us so didn't have to worry too much about our valuables, but I would just suggest you sleep the items right near you or sling your arm through the backpack with them if you are sleeping with others in a tent. I would do similar cautions to being on a sleeper train with people you don't know.

    The food was definitely authentic - I think you will find all food in Morocco authentic. Just be sure that if you are ever served eggs that they are fully cooked. I had read from someone else that she had eaten an omelette on her way to the desert and she got VERY sick that night and for the next few days, and she thinks it was from the egg. there is a wonderful dish served in that region called Kalia - it is often served with egg on top. We were served the kalia in the desert (had also eaten it earlier in our stay), but that night the egg did not look cooked very much - we all looked at the dish and our guide said, "would you like me to cook the egg more?" We were all relieved and it was delicious and no one got sick.

    "Was it a good experience?" - We have done quite a bit of traveling with our kids through the years, and our tented camp experience in the Sahara remains one of our top three travel experiences!!

    Here is a link to the desert portion of my trip report which also includes pictures:

    http://www.fromhometoroam.com/2012/06/ouarzazate-merzouga-sahara-camel-trek-morocco/

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