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The desert's magic

Day 1: Oasis of Mhamid

Arrival to M’Hamid (using your own transportation or accompanied by us)
Welcome by our team to walk to the Ksar of Oulad Mhia. Visit the Kasbah Sidi Khalil then departure by camel to travel the surrounding desert vastness and reach the bivouac site to watch the sunset over the dunes and the preparations for the meal. Nomadic dinner to the sound of voices and musical instruments from the desert followed by an evening around the campfire. Overnight in tent

Jour 2 : Dunes de Chiggaga
 
After breakfast departure to the dunes of Chigaga, which are 60 km to the west by continuing the northern track which follows the Jbel Bani passing through Oued Naam, Bertam, Oued Laatach and the sacred oasis. Picnic lunch under the shade of palm trees and in the afternoon continue to the large dunes, which extend over forty kilometers in length for fifteen widths, installation of your bivouac, tea ritual after having the courage to witness the sunset on the highest peak, dinner and overnight in a tent
Day 3: Lake Iriqui and La Hamada du Draa
 
After breakfast, departure for Lake Irqui, which occupies the space between Wadi Draa and the southern fallout of the Anti-Atlas, in the provinces of Zagora and Tata.
The lake is characterized by desert landscapes typical of southern Morocco. In the near past, Iriqui has been a stopover and wintering place for many migratory waterbirds (flamingo, coot and geese) and has given the lake an important ecological character. The rehabilitation of this wetland is one of the main objectives of creating a national park in this territory.
 
The vegetation is represented by a treed steppe and by a savannah of Acacia raddiana. The dune mid-places are mainly covered by Tamarix.
'lriqui shelters a varied fauna represented by the Gazelle dorcas, the Barbary sheep, the Hyena, the houbara bustard, but also by a large number of reptiles such as the Lizard, the Ceraste, the Monitor lizard, the Chameleon, the Gecko and different types of snakes. 
 
The planned reconstruction and reintroduction of some rare extinct species from the Saharan fauna such as the Oryx, the Addax and the Red-necked Ostrich will give the region invaluable, picnic lunch at the southern limit of Iriqui and return by the southern track along the Draa wadi and passing by Erg smar and Lahdibat, dinner and overnight in bivouac

Day 4: Mhamid Kasbahs

After sunrise and nomadic breakfast, return to the village of M’Hamid on foot or by camel. Visit of the Joudour Sahara music school, songs and music with the future blues desert talents

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