Bivouac Camp, Erg Chebbi Dunes


As if riding camels into the desert together was not awesome enough in itself, we got to spend a night in a bivouac camp all by ourselves.  Although it was rather chilly, I think the benefits of travelling in Morocco during off season are worth it and the family experience of having special moments all to ourselves was simply priceless!  At around 3pm we met our guide and our camels at the Yasmina hotel, got all wrapped up in our headscarves to keep the blowing sand at bay and we were up and away.  By up and away I mean literally, the camels have to stand up once you get on, and it is hilarious.  First they get on their knees, and you lean back a bit, then their butt goes way up and you pitch far forward.  Then they get their front legs up and you realize just how high off the…

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