Auberge SAHARA is established by the brothers of BOURCHOK a few meters away from the sand dunes of the “ERG CHEBBI” in the famous oasis by the filming of many international movies like : the secrets of the Sahara, Marrakech Express, the operation condor, Lion of the desert… in this oasis, the highest Palm trees in the area and the beautiful sand dunes that give a beautiful view especially exceptional from the terrace of the hostel where you can see the sunrise and the sunset and where we can also sleep under the open sky completely stars.
Local oral legend indicates that the construction of the largest erg of the Morocco Erg Chebbi was punishment of a God for a few rich families who refused to give shelter to a poor woman and her son during a local festival. They were buried in the sand of the storms that formed of large dunes this measures approximately 160 m tall.
The sand is good for patients with rheumatism, they bury themselves in the hot sand in the summer for a few minutes.
The largest Palms in the region
The symbols of our hotel are undoubtedly the tall palm trees and orange sand. All this is situated close to our hotel. We encourage you to enjoy magnificent sunrises and sunsets in the dunes of Erg Chebbi, close to the village of Merzouga. Please join us for a camel ride in the dunes, a camping trip and take advantage of our night musical activities. There, you will discover true Amazigh of Sahara traditions.
The dunes of Erg Chebbi, Merzouga
The dunes of Erg Chebbi, also known as the dunes of Merzouga, are the face of the Sahara and a trip to the Morocco cannot be complete without a visit to these dunes. The sand orange and its therapeutic benefits make it a perfect place for an unforgettable ride camels through the dunes, to familiarize yourself with the nomads, Moroccan culture, Saharan regional customs, the music but also the Moroccan cuisine.
Where / Why the Sahara desert?
The Sahara is old 2,5 million years. It is located in Northern Africa and remains the largest desert and the hottest in the world. Sahara mean in Arabic, “desert”. Therefore, When we say “the Sahara desert”, We say twice the same thing, but in two different languages. The borders of the Sahara are, West, the Atlantic ocean; East, Red Sea-Egypt; to the North, the Atlas mountains, the Mediterranean Sea and the North of the Sudan; South, the Valley of the Niger.