This is the second last segment of my Moroccan adventure to share with you. I’m a little sad that my opportunities to reminisce are coming to an end, although it provides much inspiration to consider where my next overseas trip will be. My previous posts took you to the Kasbash Termadot and Marrakech. This time, I’d like to give you an insight into mine and Damien’s adventures on the open road and the unbelievable experience of the Sahara Desert. One of the highlights of the holiday and one I recommend if you are heading to Morocco, is to book a private tour with an english-speaking guide. You can hire a car and navigate your way around, but being on holiday, we opted for the less-stress option. The itinerary was set for us, hotels booked and we were taken to parts of the countryside in a 4×4 that we would never have found if left to our own devices. We also had the opportunity to eat where locals eat (care of our friendly guide ordering for us) although I must admit I ate SO much tagine and couscous that I still can’t quite face it since being back. The Sahara Desert experience is a must do in my books, although Damien may beg to differ. There’s definitely nothing glamorous about two hours each way on a camel, but spending a night in the middle of the desert (where we had flushing toilets mind you), eating and playing Berber drums was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Photography by Kate Abdou
There are different companies that organise overnight stays in the Sahara Desert. We chose the mid-range option, however if going as a couple, I would splash out for a higher grade package if for nothing else, than more comfortable beds! If heading to the African desert, it’s also important to protect your skin. Here is a selection of products I would recommend for your sandy experience…