Ait Ben Haddou What to Pack

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    Take a warm jacket for the desert - at night

    by globetrott Written Jul 15, 2009

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It sounds a bit funny at the first moment - but in the Sahara it is mostly a bit windy and your skin will dry out completely within a short time, when you will not cover your arms and feet completely.
    I had my winterjacket with me, stuffed with feathers inside and it was a perfect insolation against the hot sun !
    At night it will be rather cold even in the Sahara, so you really should have some warm clothes and sleeping-bag !

    Photo Equipment: It might be a good idea to have one of these special lenses with a built-in mirror, that gives the local people the feeling, your camera is pointing somewhere else, while you taking some pics of them...
    (It will need some experience, and will be a severe problem, if they find out !!)

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    Ait Benhaddou - things to bring

    by suvanki Updated Mar 12, 2008

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    Luggage and bags: Light weight day sac for carrying camera, water etc.
    Travel lightly especially as it can be fiecely hot mid day mid summer, and the paths are quite uneven

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sturdy shoes for walking around the Ksar - there are some loose stones etc. on the way upto/down from the granary, with some rocks to negotiate at one point.

    I was pleased that I'd brought my walking pole with me - my knees are a bit dodgey!

    Loose clothing. Not a good idea to wear skimpy tops/shorts etc as you are walking around a traditional village, even though the locals are used to tourists - dress respectively, and you might get better service/ better prices in the shops etc..
    Sunshades
    Hat to protect from sun

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun protection, lip salve, plasters etc

    Carry any medication you might need- I think the nearest pharmacy would be in Ouarzazate, but there might be one nearer.

    There are some steep climbs, so those with breathing/cardiac / mobility problems should be prepared - it's do-able, but take the usual precautions

    Photo Equipment: As much as You can carry!! Plenty of photo opps.

    The shops near the Kasbah hotel have a limited stock of films, batteries etc.

    Protective bags etc, it can be sandy/dusty

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: No beach, and I don't think camping is allowed

    Miscellaneous: Binoculars for views from the granary etc.

    Cash - there are no ATMs here!

    Bottled water - it's easy to get dehydrated

    Bubble wrap to protect any artwork You buy

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