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Merzouga

Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in Anti Atlas, Morocco.

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This town sprang up by the largest sand dune in Morocco, on a flat, inhospitable plain, to be inhabited by a hospitable people happy to welcome visitors.

Seeing the sunrise and set over the dunes is one of the things people travel to Morocco for, and this is the perfect place for it. It’s also the place to see some of Morocco’s birdlife, who gather here for the Dayet Srji – a huge salt lake. Flamingos can be spotted here in season, as can the exotically named Arabian Buzzard and Egyptian Nightjar.

Camp on the dunes and walk or ride your camel across the desert dunes, maybe even try your hand – or legs – at sand skiing, or for the culturally inclined visit a Berber family or attend one of the folk dances that are laid on for visitors.

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