When we were invited to visit a Bedouin camp while in the Moroccan Sahara, we were not sure what to expect. We were greeted with warm smiles, hot tea, and a style of hospitality that made us feel less like tourists, and more like long lost friends.
As we drove through the Sahara desert, we first enjoyed the colours of the sand dunes, and then we visited the Bedouin camp.
- Generally, the Bedouins of Northern Africa and the Middle East are a nomadic society.
- Morocco’s population is predominately made up of Arabs, Berbers, and Europeans. Traditionally, the Bedouins are Arabs, although today the term is often used to describe wanderers whether Arab or not.
- This particular tribe are seasonal migrants, wandering between their summer and winter Bedouin campsites, both in the Sahara of Morocco.
We visited this Bedouin Camp in 2012 as part of our around the world adventure. Recently I rediscovered many of my photos as I moved 40,000 photos to Lightroom. We spent 32 days in Morocco. Aside from the Sahara, we also visited Chefchaouen, Fes, Meknes, Rabat, Marrakesh, and Essaouira.
Have you visited a Bedouin camp? Would you, if you had the opportunity?
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