We ride camels out into the vast desert, the sand revealing different colors with every minute of changing light. The sound of hooves in shifting sands, the view of rolling dunes straight to the horizon. At night, the sight of a thousand stars above and the sound of traditional Berber music.
The Sahara is the largest desert on earth, spanning at least 10 countries1 and one disputed territory.2Near Merzouga, Erg Chebbi is one of Morocco’s two Saharan ergs – seas of wind-blown sand dunes – which undulate over a sizable area straddling the Algerian border, and rise up to nearly 500 feet in places. A night out here is unforgettable, but just a glimpse of the desert’s vastness.