This adventure starts as we board the ferry to cross into Morocco. After the short trip across the Straits of Gibraltar, we go through the border control formalities. Once we have all cleared the border post we will head for camp. The following day we will travel down the motorway towards Fes and then on towards Guercif.
Heading south crossing the Plateau Rekkam, where we will have our first wild camp of the trip. This is a good introduction to the type of roads that we will be traveling on our way towards Boudnib.
Having refuelled we now head out across the empty quarter skirting the Algerian boarder. Here you will see a built up military presence. We push on down towards the famous Erg Chebbi sand dunes where we will stay for a couple of nights. Depending on the time of arrival you might be able to drive the sand dunes or get a camel ride to the top of the dunes to watch the sun set. We will spend a day exploring the famous sand dunes and find the garage to fix any problems that have occurred.
Leaving the dunes behind us, we continue south to Zagora, passing by the Jebel Mrakib. This is an ancient mountain ridge where fossils can be found. Depending on time, we might be able to stop and have a look.
From Zagora we head south following the Algerian border for a short while. Going in land we pass by Jebel Bani “ the desert gardens” and on to lake Iriki towards Forum Zugid.
From Forum Zugid we traverse our way towards Tata on tar road. Tata is another town with a Kings palace in it. After re- fuelling and restocking we head towards Itch. 80km of tar will lead us onto dirt road which once formed part of the old Dakar route. We will pass an old Kasbaah that is being restored.
Leaving Icht we head towards Assa to refuel as the next two days we see very few people, the roads are sometimes non existent, but the scenery is spectacular. We will traverse a riverbed / Wdai that we follow for a long time, it will be dusty. It will also be along here that we will stop and have our second wild camp of the tour. The stars at night here are amazing. In the morning we keep to the river bed as we work our way towards TanTan.