"Erfoud Gateway to Erg Chebbi" Top 5 Page for this destination Erfoud by johnsakura

Erfoud Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 54 photos

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This is the city I now live and work.

Erfoud is the last city before the desert if you come from Errachidia.
It's a big city for desert standards.

You'll problably get a guide if you go to Erfoud, cos as soon as you arriove you'll have hundreds of young guides asking if you want to go to the desert. I know a very nice guy called Omar Samghouli. Just ask for him in the city.
Erfoud is in the Tafilelt. This region used to be the most important place of departure for the cross saharan caravans. From the city of Sijilmassa, which is not far from Erfoud, they would leave for Ghana and Tombouctou. In the 14-th century the Genoans had an embassy here.

Since then things went down the slope gradually. Rissani is however the place where the present dynasty settled before they took power. The tomb of the founder of the Alaouite dynasty is still to be found here.

that's me drinking some tea on a tea house in the main square.

  • Last visit to Erfoud: Oct 2007
  • Intro Updated Aug 7, 2008
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  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    Hi Joao. We are booked and now waiting for our visit. Looks great! Cheers, Ann.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2009 at 1:41 AM

    Hi Joao howz things since your Challenge adventures?! great new tip for a place to stay! (bit expensive though! but the place looks excellent!)

  • frankcanfly's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2008 at 1:51 AM

    I've gotta get here someday.....

  • desert_princess's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    hey Joao, I think the "Riad des Droles Marrakech" belongs to another page,don't you agree?

  • faneka's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2006 at 2:23 PM

    Fantástica a tua página. Parabéns pelo excelente trabalho e muito obrigado por o partilhares connosco!

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2004 at 7:49 AM

    Interesting information. I'm heading out in that direction soon. Just taking a quick look at some of the out of the way places.

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2003 at 10:52 AM

    Nice page. Wow, you visited this area so many times, so you're an expert.

  • aukjejetty's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2003 at 5:31 AM

    I love their mint tea!

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