Tell me more about the "black desert"

Feb 13th, 2007, 11:39 PM
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Tell me more about the "black desert"

On one of the camel treks I am looking into she suggests going into the "black desert" for one night and staying in the tent of a special family there for the night.

She says it is very special but her english is not really clear ( she is from Brazil) and I would like to know more or what exactly is so special about this.

Does anyone know about this or these people?

Thank you!
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Feb 14th, 2007, 08:52 AM
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The Black Desert is not sand dunes as one might think. It's more like scrub brush, but there are some great hills. The terrain is covered with black natural matter -- iron ore flakes, I think. Pretty majestic. As far as the special family, I haven't a clue.
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Feb 16th, 2007, 02:31 AM
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I did overnight tour to the sand dunes with Brahim that i found his name in that web
it was great .thanks to him
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Feb 16th, 2007, 10:57 AM
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In the immortal words of Emily Litela: "Never Mind." I gave you advice on Egypt's Black Desert.
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Feb 17th, 2007, 12:46 PM
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I don't know why they are calling it the "Black Desert." The Erg Chebbi dunes at Merzouga are not black but look like the photos on the web site you listed.

There are a lot of trips and camel treks to the desert in Merzouga so if this doesn't work out you can find another.

I guess the "special" thing they are offering is that you would spend the night in a tent with a nomad family.
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