Style Travel

Sahara Desert: Dunes and Dromedaries

summer outfit in the desert tropical palm print
camels walking in the desert
view over the sahara desert in western sahara
expanse of desert outfit
camel with colourful saddle blue sky
new look jewel sandals in the rippling water fromwhereistand
asos palm tree print co-ord blazer and shorts
camels in the desert hello
view from the white dune over the lagoon in dahkla
holding camel lead in the desert
camel kiss
lagoon dahkla from white dune sahara
 

Gone to the desert. BRB.

Well, I certainly never expected to find myself in the Sahara Desert. Yet here I am prancing around on Dahkla’s famous White Dune and kissing camels.  These things happen! This isn’t the Sahara Desert you learned about at school though. This is a coastal taste of the tundra; a hint of heat whilst letting me keep my toes in the water. That’s the beautiful thing about this spit of Moroccan-owned territory, you get all of the sun as well as the sea.

Getting here by Jeep convoy (bouncing for miles over boulders and dunes) isn’t most glamorous way to travel, but once you step out and walk the mile-long stretch out towards the big sand mountain (spotting shells and beautiful sand patterns along the way), you soon see the true beauty of the region.

Once at the top of the dune, the view over the lagoon is stunning. Cast your eye along the expansive horizon and you can make out the craggy spine of Dragon Island too. After chilling out with the camels, it was time for lunch. Our starter was served in a hidden seaside bar by way of metal trays, lemons and fishing nets, featuring the most enormous fresh oysters I’ve ever seen.

As we bounced back to Dahkla town for a feast of kings, we were treated to the sight of a flock of pink flamingoes flying over our heads. Maybe this is really glamorous after all!

If you like the look of Dahkla, come and see the beautiful pastel coloured town!

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driving in convoy in the desert by the coast
oyster shells and lemons
preparing oysters in dakhla
summer holiday outfit palm print shorts
view out to sea in he sahara desert
oyster bar dahkla colourful hut for eating fresh oysters
summer holiday outfit palm print shorts
blue steps morocco
seafood starter dish platter
moroccan tagine
 

What I wore in the Sahara:

Co-ord – ASOS (last season) / T-shirt – MillionHands / Sandals – New Look / Necklace – Monki / Sunglasses & Chain – ASOS / Earrings – John Greed

 
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Thanks again to the Moroccan Tourist Board for the opportunity to discover the Sahara Desert!
 

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  • SJ April 29, 2015 at 12:27 AM

    Beautiful photos Lucy – that seafood looks delicious 🙂

  • Ina April 28, 2015 at 1:32 AM

    Wow, looks stunning and your outfit is so cute, practical and the palm print is gorgeous. Also chilling with camels!

  • winnie April 27, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    I love love that GIF of you Lucy! It’s completely adorable. These are some pretty stunning photos and that overhead shot of that seafood platter looks so yummy!