Ave. Hassan II 45, Zagora, Morocco
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Ibrihim maps our route through the mountains
Date Palms - Antiatlas.
little boy in the wheat at Oulad Driss
Weather in December
Are we going to freeze at night on a camel trek in late December??? We are travelling independently and are planning on setting up a trek locally when we arrive to the area....
RE: Weather in December
Hi, I did a camel trek in Zagora in Early September, my pre departure advise was that it was going to be VERY cold at night, and I would need a 3 season sleeping bag, fleece jacket etc. Well it was too warm for all of that,I ended up sleeping on top of my sleeping bag, but was glad of my light weight fleece when the sun went down and in the early morning.
In Marrakech in Aug/Sept it was still hot at night, but when I visited in January it was cold enough at night for a winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves etc.
So I guess that for Your trip it WILL be very cold at night- You'll no doubt need a 3 season sleeping bag, and thick fleeces, jackets etc.
Oh, by the way, I found the camels to be quite uncomfortable-(See my Zagora page (which is still in progress) for more info) make sure your saddle is secure and well padded!!!
RE: RE: Weather in December
Thank you so much for the input!! We will def take warm layers. We are looking forward very much to the trip!!1
Travel Tips for Zagora
HOTELS AND ALTERNATIVES
Zagora has a very good offer of hotels in all price ranges. There is a handful of budget offers, and three 4/5-star hotels. Prices are at a normal Moroccan level.
RESTAURANTS AND ALTERNATIVES
Beyond the restaurants which are found in most hotels, there is little in Zagora to make hungry travellers enthusiastic. But the hotel restaurants offer fairly interesting menus, good food and value for money.
There is a chance of finding activities in the larger hotels.
Zagora has two banks, which offer normal services.
Good connections north, both by buses and taxis. In southern direction, there is far less to choose from, but there are two departures to M'hamid per day.
Zagora can be very hot during the day, but equally cold during night. Bring necessary clothes, perhaps a hat and sunglasses.
On tour with the king
During our four day landrovertour we were always in the same area as the king was on tour.
We didn't see him personally, only his portraits like this one at the roundabout in Zagora. Zagora and all the towns and villages on the route were decorated with many red and green flags.
Sometimes the king was very near. Than the road was blocked or we could pass very fast or we had to wait together with hundreds of people along the road, who were waiting allready for hours, dressed in beautiful clothes, dancing and singing.
Pack for hot climate
Morocco can be very hot, especially from March to October, so don't forget to bring some light clothes, T-Shirts and shorts.
Bring some warm clothes too, if you are planning to go to the desert (it get's really cold at night), and some long trousers if you want to visit mosques and religious buildings.
Grumpy Victor, Zagora
...named after Victor Meldrew, the well known grump on British television. Meet the most miserable camel in Morocco, who along with his fellow camels moaned constantly at having to cart a load of tourists across the desert to a Berber camp.
Effective lawn mowers too, as any piece of green in their path instantly disappeared.
Zagora was set up as a administrative post in the French colonial times.
The oasis has always been inhabited, but it's hard so see something of its older past.
At the south bank of the Draa must be the remains of a fortress, built by the Almoravides in the 11th century.
Zagora is an easygoing place in a very scenic area. Zagora is a good starting point to explore the valley and the desert.
There are many good hotels and campings.
And its a good place for shopping and bargaining, if you are interested in local handicrafts and jewelry.
Picture: We entered the town from the south, just before the king should arrive.
Popular Hotels in Zagora
Douar Ksar Bounou - BP. 35, M'hamid El Guezlane, Zagora
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Ksar Tinsouline Zagora
Address: Ave. Hassan II 45, Zagora, Morocco