The Moroccan ergs – Erg Chigaga or Erg Chebbi

The Moroccan ergs – Erg Chigaga or Erg Chebbi

We are often asked the question about the Moroccan Sahara – which is better to visit, Erg Chebbi or Erg Chigaga?

Difficult to answer that one on an impartial level, as Yahya hails from the desert region closest to Erg Chigaga. However, we do always give practical advice, depending on your proposed travel schedule in Morocco. Sometimes, it’s just too far to reach one erg (‘sand sea’) when the other would allow for a far more comfortable and sensible journey. i.e. both dune fields are 10 hours+ from Marrakech, we advise you break the journey, with lots of overnight options before/after the desert; Fes to Erg Chebbi is feasible in one day (7 hours), or take 3 days from Fes to comfortably reach Erg Chigaga. If you’re travelling over from the Coast, opt for Erg Chigaga, which is part of a neat loop through the Anti-Atlas mountains, the desert and the Draa Valley.
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