"The Gate of the Desert" Top 5 Page for this destination Zagora by SirRichard

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The end of the road

Zagora is known as the gate of the desert, as it is the last village before the Sahara Desert as you enter from Marrakesh.
It is really where the road ends, after that only 4x4 can go further into the endless sands. From here to Tombouctou is a 52 days journey by camel, as a famous road sign reminds us...

To arrive there

From Marrakesh there are many buses going to Ouarzazate and from there to Zagora. You can also fly to Ouarzazate and then take a bus or hire a car to Zagora,

  • Last visit to Zagora: May 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Pakistaniguy's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2004 at 7:55 AM

    Another good page !

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2004 at 9:35 PM

    Seeing your inviting pictures, I want to go back to Zagora and the desert immediately !!!!

  • diageva's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2003 at 9:29 AM

    I love mint tea and dunes. If I see someone with a Harley I will try to catch him and to go to Zagora :)). I like that you use to put in your pages location maps of the places ... beautiful page

  • Beograd's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2003 at 6:44 AM

    Now this the real desert experiance... I was hoping for this to see in Egypt, but I saw it only from the airplane.... Great page

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2003 at 6:46 AM

    The Mhamid area looks so cool! Just sand.... Very interesting page! The mint tea sounds wonderful!

  • inuit's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2002 at 1:35 AM

    great exprience. maybe one day we should joins a caravan on the way to timboktu.

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2002 at 9:17 AM

    on the way to mhamid,i didn't met you in tinsouline h!by the way,on your homepage photo,are you drinking your third cup of tea?

  • Nov 22, 2002 at 7:07 AM

    52 days by camel? I prefer a 4x4 (or a Harley...)


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