25 Morocco Desert Photos to Inspire Your Next Visit to the Sahara

I have posted some of my favorite photos from my Sahara Desert glamping experience as part of my PhotoPOSTcard series. I have combined those photos, along with others that I really like so that I can share my 25 favorite Morocco desert photos to inspire your next visit to this amazing destination.

This post was recognized by the North America Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) in 2019 awards competition with a Silver award in the Photo Essay – Online category.


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PhotoPOSTcard: Hospitality in the Sahara Desert

Adorable four year old Hisna and her grandfather Mbarek treated us to hot Moroccan tea under their low slung tent as we toured the Moroccan Sahara desert. The tent was basically a large cloth supported by posts under which the family had placed many cushions and a few round tray tables. Hisna’s family are Berber nomads who live the six colder months in the desert and then move with all their belongings to the mountains for the six warmer months. Like most little children, Hisna was initially shy in our presence, but then quickly warmed up to us, eventually going round and giving everyone kisses. Meeting this family and sharing their hospitality was a truly unique and humbling experience.

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PhotoPOSTcard: Glamping in the Moroccan Sahara

Bucket list item: glamping under a sky full of stars in the Sahara desert. Check.

Despite a crescent moon hanging low in the sky, the milky way and a million other stars were visible in the night sky as I lay on a sand dune in the Sahara desert, looking up and contemplating the vastness of the universe.

Thanks to Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp for hosting such an amazing experience.

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