Erg Chebbi

Top choice dunes in Merzouga

Shape-shifting over 28km from north to south and reaching heights of 160m, Erg Chebbi may be modest compared with the great sand seas of Algeria, Libya and Namibia, but it is extraordinarily scenic. The rose gold dunes rise dramatically above a pancake-flat, black hamada (stony desert) and glow stunning shades of orange, pink and purple as the afternoon sun descends.