After a few nights of wild camping at a lake, we headed towards the Saharan Desert. But first lunch.
The fake dinosaur and baby camels hooked us in.
We all shared a delicious chicken tajin meal, a huge pile of bread and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Rugs as bench covers and a soft kitty made this stop even sweeter.
Full bellies so now we can head towards the Erg Chebbi sand dunes in Merzouga, Morocco.
Getting closer to our destination and feeling excited! The dunes as seen through Luka’s cvan window.
Instead of wild camping with no services, we opted to camp at Haven La Chance. It was 50 dirhams (5 euros a night) for a couple but with kids it was 70 dirham (7 euros). With this much sand, it was awesome to have a nice warm showers at the end of the day.
First order of business for the kids once we set up the van? Boogie boards 🙂
It wasn’t as fast as they hoped it would be but still had fun.
Our spot was perfect. At the base of the dunes where camels pass by every morning and evening. Check out the view from our van’s sliding door. So awesome!
The campground is also a hotel with a restaurant and pool. Don’t worry. We rinsed off the boards before taking them into the cold pool. And when I say cold, I mean cold. Kids didn’t last too long in there.
We spent our days doing roadschool (or worldschool or homeschool or whatever, haha) and working using their WiFi. Coffees where a 10 dirhams (1 euro) and freshly squeezed OJ was 15 dirhams (1.5 euros).
We love our Dometic PLB40 for days like these. Dan can work and power his laptop while not being tethered to the van’s electrical system.
No, we never got tired of seeing camels (actually, they are the one humped species called dromedaries) from our home.
It was in the high 70s during our stay in the Sahara. Nice enough to spend the mornings and evenings outside the van when not at the pool during the mid-day heat.
How is this comfortable?!?
We really liked this corner spot at the campground and ended up staying 4 nights in total.
View out the back of the van.
Ava’s drawing of the camels.
Perched on top of the nearest dune.
For the best view.
The campground offered a sunset ride through the desert and we ended up signing up for it. I will do a separate post on the camel ride experience (and of our sunrise walk in the dunes).
Thanks for following along on our family’s adventure around the world,