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M'Hamid

M'Hamid lies 100 km south east of Zagora is the point beyond which there are no paved roads, and is of interest primarily for the moderate sized dunes of Erg Lihoudi and good quality desert camps in the dunes.

Overview

M’Hamid is around 9 hours souh of Marrakech over the Southern High Atlas and Northern Sahara desert. It is also accessible from Taroudant (around 8 hours) Both routes go via Ouarzazate.

Once an important market for trans saharan trade, the main attraction is the dunes of Erg Lihoudi which are less touristy and more convenient for travellers arriving from Taroudant or Marrakech than larger Merzouga dunes, further to the east. A longer drive away in the same area are the large Erg Chigaga dunes which are some 300m+ in height and accessible by camel or by 4x4.

Occasional sandstorms can bring travel to a halt. In autumn, at the time of date harvest, flies can be a problem.

Please ensure you are suitably prepared in this region in order to avoid sunstroke – the only well-equiped hospital in the desert is in Ouarzazate located several hours away.

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Chez Le Pacha

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Chez Le Pacha is a magnificent, large traditional earth Kasbah which combines traditional style with comfort and very good facilities, including a beautiful spring-fed swimming pool set in large shady grounds. Set close to the Saharan dunes, it offers comfort to those wanting to experience the desert.

Standard Double Guide Price:

£85 per night, half board Information

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