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Old 14 Mar 2009
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looking for the dunes in morocco

Hello everybody!
My name is Geoffrey and I am infected with the travel microbe.
In 2006 I drove my faithful little LR90 trough morocco and mauritania.
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I used Chris Scott's sahara overland book for preparing and navigating.
I loved morocco and mauritania but chris' routes didn't send me trough many dunes. After this trip I was truly infected and did trips to tunesia and algeria.... I know that there are few dunes in morocco but is there anyone who want's to share their routes or waypoints straight to or trough the moroccan ergs??? Does Chris' new morocco book cover a bit more of the rare moroccan dunes? We leave for a little two week morocco trip in early may :-) In exchange I would be happy to share tracks and waypoints from all over morocco, mauritania, algeria, tunesia and iceland with anyone who would like to go there.
I hope someone can help me.
thanks in advance.
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There's not much sand in Morocco other than river beds, and indeed only about 30% of the Sahara is sand, the rest is a rocky desert.

However there are two largish ergs (sand seas), Erg Chigaga near Zagora/Mhamid (approx N29 53.240 W5 39.777) and Erg Chebbi near Erfoud/Merzouga (approx N31 07.583 W3 55.247). Erg Chebbi is very touristy, Erg Chigaga is less so.

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thx! Now i will try to get to erg chebbi w/o passing merzouga.
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hello,try also the dunes of ouzina and Hi remlia,they are so lovely
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It could be interesting if we list all ergs of Morocco with GPS points.
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