Article Title: Erg Chigaga vs. Erg Chebbi in Morocco
Publication: Journey Beyond Travel: Morocco Travel Guide
Summary: Venturing into the Sahara Desert is one of Morocco’s iconic experiences, and overnight desert tours are especially popular with visitors. Those who shop around for desert excursions face a choice between two main destinations: Erg Chigaga or Erg Chebbi. This article compares two areas.
The Erg Chigaga dunes, located further south, reside off of a road less traveled. In fact, they’re located over 60 kilometers away from the nearest, lightly traveled road. Those opting for an Erg Chigaga excursion should expect a rustic experience, without access to nearby hotels. Visiting these sands by camelback requires a few days of travel through a rocky desert landscape before reaching the towering dunes. Many who prefer to experience the novelty of a bumpy camel ride in a smaller dose hire a guide to take them into Erg Chigaga by 4×4.