Camel Trek Across the Sahara

Imagine a world sculpted by shifting sand, a place where golden grains carpet the floor for as far as the eye can see. Imagine feeling the relentless sun pour down, seeing the heat rise in a mirage and watching the colors of the earth change in front of your very eyes.

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Imagine a night where the Milky Way seems so close you could reach out and pluck a handful of stars from the sky, imagine the might, the silence and the depths of the desert. This is the sweeping majesty of the Sahara and the only way to experience it is on camel back.

A camel trek across the Sahara gives you a glimpse into an older world and helps you to understand Berber culture in a completely unique way. Starting in Morocco you can spend a little time exploring the spice markets and dazzling souks, you can hike in the soaring Atlas Mountains and you can let the whirlwind of Marrakech nights play out their magic rhythm.

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Soon after you will find yourself in the depths of the desert, where the statement all those who wander are not lost will resonate in the shifting dunes that rise and fall around you. A clear blue sky arcs above your head and with only burnt oranges, golds and reds to fill the space around you there is plenty of time for mindful reflection as your camel trundles on.

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As the moon steps out to take the place of the sun you can enjoy a night of sheer luxury in the heart of the desert. Traditional Berber camps are best with an opulent twist where the walls of silk fall around you and the bed is as soft as can be. Sit out around the crackling fire and taste true Moroccan food, watch the comets cross the sky and see the stars fall in this once in a lifetime experience.

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Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes is a seasoned writer and an avid surfer with continuously itchy feet and a love of the finer things in life. After traveling through the continent with a touring band, living in Paris, Amsterdam and under the Auroras Borealis, she is now in Bulgaria where she attempts to piece together her first poetry collection.
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