After two long days of driving along Route 704, the single lane dirt road that connects Todra Gorge to Dades Gorge, we finally found pavement again.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

There is a road that connects the gorges via a regular road but we chose to take the scenic and memorable road.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Once we dropped down off of the dirt road, water and communities began to re-appear.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

As we inched closer to Dades, we saw the landscape change once again.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

I didn’t expect to be amazed by new rock formations today but I sure was. To see this in person was so so beautiful.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

We decided to spend a couple nights camping at a campground called Berbere De La Montagne insideof Dades Gorge.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

The campground hotel immediately invited us inside for tea and snacks.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Luka is loving this Moroccan tea tradition. Mila is here for the sugar cubes. And Ava would not rather drink tea.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Pouring from up high.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

When we arrived we were the only guests here. Just us and some ducks.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Painting of the region on the WC building.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Decided to pay for electricity and hide in the trees. The reason we opted for electricity is so we can use our portable induction stove to boil water for drinking. Saves us propane which is harder to refill down here and from buying single use plastics.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Just outside of our campground is this magnificent view.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Rocks on all sides and a small river as well.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Walking back.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

All settled in for a few nights.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Our friends Alex and Verena are here as well.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Afternoon coffee time with Dan.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

I made him take a photo with the sign. We’re mature. Real mature.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

We took a walk, just the two of us, while the kids stayed in the van.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Walked right into these shenanigans.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Carved rocks from the river.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

And then the cars cleared and we had this walk to ourselves.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Goats all over the mountains.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Cafe on the side of the road.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Another campground hotel.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

This counts as a date.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Walking back to camp.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Blurry self timer photo.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Looks like we got some new neighbors.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

A lot more.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Tomorrow we will head out of Dades and enjoy more rock formations.

Dades Gorge, Morocco, Africa (Camping at Berbere de la Montagne)

Thanks for following along,
Marlene

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