Lastly, we visited a Berber village. It was our host’s village. He took us to his family home, where he introduced us to his family, brother, nieces, mother, and everyone else. We then enjoyed some bread and mint tea together. In the Berber village, we were taken around the various gardens to show us how they grow food. The village also had a co-op association where they would have after school to help teach the kids. We were able to play with the kids and teach them a bit as well.
After a half day, we were taken back to our camp to a relaxing afternoon. It was quite amazing to see how the Berbers lived. It was cool to be able to explore and learn more about their culture and enjoy meeting the people as well. The Berber people are so hospitable and kind. It was great being a part of their life.
I had gone over the activities we had enjoyed while at the camp. There are numerous other activities such as quad biking, which is riding on an ATV through the dunes. You can also take a trip to the near by mines. There is so much to do and so little time and money. Things cost money, but if you do not have much you can always relax at the camp or take a walk.
Every night, we are served a 3-4 course dinner. It is good food. There may be some great homemade bread, but there will be a soup, olives, second course, third course, and of course a dessert. The food is so amazing. If I had space in my stomach I would have eaten more. Some nights, not all nights, the guys will get to together and light a fire. Around the fire, there will be seats and you can sit warm yourself up and listen to the songs and music. The Berbers put on quite a show of songs and music. It was a night I was looking forward to. They were kind enough to hand over the musical instruments to us to play.
I have been talking about Luxury Bega Camp
this whole time, but I must admit there are plenty of other camps. A lot of the camps are sitting on one side of the largest dune in Morocco. There are tiny dunes separating each camp. We were on a hill and you could literally see 15-20 different camps. There was a lot of research that went into finding a great camp. Lots of camps will have similar things, but we liked ours due to the hospitality we had, the service, and the separation from the other camps.
Honestly, the desert was one of our favorite parts of Morocco. You cannot go wrong with spending two nights there. One night seems quite short with the amount of fun and relaxation you may want to have. I would advise to spend at least two nights. We had an amazing time, and I believe if you go our to the Sahara Desert you will have fun too. Let me make sure you remember the things you can do:
- Sunset/sunrise Camel Ride
- Half-Day Excursion
- Quad Biking
- Going to the Mines
- Rest and Relax
- Bonfire at night
What are some adventurous activities you have been on?
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”