Merzouga is a small village in Morocco's desertic southeast, approx. 40km to the southeast of Erfoud. Next to Merzouga starts the Sahara desert and (together with the ones at M'hamid) there are the only big sand dunes of Morocco, an authentic Saharan "Erg". The name of the dunes is Erg Chebbi and they extend for 22km from north to south and are up to 5km wide. The dunes reach a maximum height of 150m and the colour of the sand is orange. Near Merzouga is a lake with in winter is populated by birds colonies.
01 Erg Chebbi sand dunes 02 Orange desert sand 03 Sand dunes 04 Orange desert sand
05 Orange sand dune 06 Orange sand dune 07 Ripple patterns in sand 08 Ripple patterns in sand dune 09 Orange sand dune
10 Ripple patterns in sand dune 11 Ripple patterns in sand dune 12 Sand dunes 13 Sand dunes 14 Ripple patterns in sand 15 Ripple patterns in sand
16 Ripple patterns in sand 17 Ripple patterns in sand 18 Ripple patterns in sand 19 Sand dunes 20 Ripple patterns in sand dune
21 Ripple patterns in sand 22 Wave patterns in sand dune 23 Wave patterns in sand dune 24 Ripple patterns in sand 25 Wave patterns in sand dune 26 Ripple patterns in sand
27 Ripple patterns in sand dune 28 Ripple patterns in sand dune 29 Ripple patterns in sand 30 Ripple patterns in sand dune 31 Ripple patterns and footprints 32 Sand dunes and footprints
33 Sand dunes and footprints 34 Tourists waiting for sunset on sand dune 01 Erg Chebbi sand dunes
02 Erg Chebbi sand dunes 03 Erg Chebbi sand dunes
04 Erg Chebbi sand dunes 05 Erg Chebbi sand dunes
06 Erg Chebbi sand dunes at sunset 07 Erg Chebbi sand dunes at sunset
08 Erg Chebbi sand dunes at sunset 09 Erg Chebbi sand dunes at sunset
10 Ripples in Erg Chebbi sand dunes 11 Erg Chebbi sand dunes at sunset
12 Erg Chebbi sand dunes at sunset 13 Erg Chebbi sand dunes at sunset
14 Erg Chebbi sand dunes at sunset 15 Erg Chebbi sand dunes at sunset 01 Orange desert sand and grey card
02 Merzouga village and lake 03 Tamarix bush and sand dune 04 Tamarix bush and sand dune 05 Inner court of Hotel Kasbah Le Touareg
06 Hotel Kasbah Le Touareg 07 Yellow Cistanche Phelypaea plant in desert sand 08 Orange desert sand and grey card 09 Desert at sunset 10 Desert at sunset
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