Brahim offer full and half day tours that cover all the major sites around the area. The regions of Rissani and Merzouga have a great deal to offer the travelling birdwatcher enthusiast with lots of varied habitats with many quality species. The best time for birdwatching in the desert are at the end of winter and the begining spring when the migrants are back.

Merzouga Area 

   MERZOUGA is a small village in southeastern Morocco, about 35 kilometers southeast of Rissani, about 55 kilometers from Erfoud, and about 50 kilometers from the Algerian border.

   The village is most famous for Erg Chebbi, a Saharan erg, and it is for this reason a part of the itineraries of many tourists visiting Morocco. Merzouga also has the largest natural body of water in Morocco.
   Around the Dunes of Erg Chebbi exist other less known villages: Hassilabied 4 km away, Tanamoust 3 km away, Takoujt 1.5 km away, Khamlia 7 km away and Tisserdmine 15 km away.

 Bird Species that can be find in this area include the Fulvous Babbler , Brown-necked Raven, Desert Sparrow, Trumpeter Finch, Desert Wheatear, Cream-coloured Courser, African desert warbler, Greater Hoopoe-Lark, desert lark,…


Rissani area


   RISSANI is a town in eastern Morocco, located near Erfoud. It is in the region of Er-Rachidia, on the edge of the Erg Chebbi, the largest sand desert in Morocco. 

   The mausoleum of the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco, Moulay Ali Cherif, is located on the southern edge of town.
   Rissani is the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Its location as a crossroads between north and south brought the city to an important status
   A former major caravan center, Rissani remains a major commercial center in the region, with a large souk, particularly lively today on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. It was noted for its leather and goat skin trading.

  Bird Species that can be find in this area include the Pharaoh Eagle Owl, Fulvous Babbler, Saharan Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, House Bunting, Rock Pigeon , Crested Lark, White-crowned Wheatear, Brown-necked Raven, Spotted Sandgrouse, crowned sandgrouse, Lanner Falcon, Barbary Falcon, Little owl,…





Meeting place with Brahim



  Accommodation Hotel in the Desert

                                                                     BRAHIM can book a hotel for you in the Desert

                  Favorite Accommodation Hotel in the Desert: Merzouga:  www.cheztonton-merzouga.com   

         200 MAD (19 Euro) pp incl. Dinner and breakfast. Lovely little Kasbah style Auberge with a very friendly owner. Highly recommended. The food is also very good.

                                         " Beautiful guest house and rooms, good access to the dunes, great family!"