Welcome to the gateway to adventure and endless dunes – the Sahara desert! Embarking on a 5-day expedition through this mesmerizing landscape is an experience that promises both excitement and serenity. However, for a getaway as unique as this, a well-prepared packing list can make all the difference. In this article, we’ll be your travel compass, guiding you through the essentials and must-haves for your Sahara Expedition. From the right clothing choices to vital equipment, we’re at your service as you prepare to conquer the desert sands and create lasting memories. So let’s dive into the checklist and make sure you’re fully equipped to make the most of your Sahara adventure!
What clothes do I need for the trip?
1. Light and breathable layers:
Morocco is known for its fluctuating temperatures, so it’s crucial to wear light, breathable layers. Opt for cotton T-shirts, loose blouses and comfortable pants to cope with the heat during the day. In the evening, when temperatures drop, you can add a light sweater or jacket.
2. Modest clothing:
Morocco is a country with strong cultural and religious influences, so it is advisable to dress modestly, especially when visiting rural areas and religious sites. Take scarves or shawls to cover your shoulders and neckline if necessary.
Don’t forget your bathing suit so you can enjoy the swimming pools you’ll find along the way.
4. Comfortable footwear:
Be prepared for some walking and exploring on foot. Bring comfortable shoes, such as sneakers or sturdy sandals, which offer adequate support for your feet.
5. Desert clothing:
Make sure you take suitable clothing to protect yourself from the scorching sun and cold temperatures at night. A wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, face scarves and sun protection clothing are a must.
6. Functional travel bag:
A sturdy, functional bag or backpack is essential for carrying your belongings with ease during your trip.
- Passport and ID card to enter Morocco.
- Airline ticket / e-ticket – doh! Thank you, Captain Obvious, you might say;
- Photocopies of travel documents – one copy each with me and one copy sent to my e-mail address
- Wallet containing the debit card and euros to be exchanged into dirhams in Morocco
- The visa is obtained at the airport and you don’t have to pay for it
- Fiche D’Embarquement/Debarquement which is filled in both on arrival and departure – also provided at the airport.
Disclaimer: I’m confident you know how it goes with documentation, but I’d like to reinforce the idea that all valuable belongings should be kept with you in the cabin! I’ve heard many people say that their laptops/tablets, money or jewelry were lost when sending them in the hold luggage and it was (almost) impossible to get them back.