MINES OF MFIS
ExcursionsPrices : Price per person
2 pers : 37 €
3-4 pers : 22 €
5-6pers : 14 €
Excursion to te mines of Mfis, Khamilia and Dayet Srji lake, near Merzouga. ½ day.
The mines of Mfis are located on a high plateau that has a wonderful panoramic view of thedune sea and desert landscape. They are at one end of Erg Chebbi, near a small military town. The mines are open cast and still operating and the Berber workers experience the daily adventure of working in pits that are more than 30 m deep.
Then, following the river bank that is part of the Paris-Dakar rally route, we come to Khamilia, just 15 km from Taouz, at the end of the road, where we can listen to the music of Gnaouas, atraditional type of music played by the descendents of the first freed Sub-Saharan slaves. The half-day excursion ends with a visit to Dayet Srji lake, which only contains water during the winter months, as much as 5 km. The water comes from the river Ziz. It serves as a resting place formigratory birds that spend the winter in Morocco, such as flamingos and waders.
- Departure: Morning or Afternoon
- Length: Half a day
- Recommended materials: Hat, sun cream, sunglasses, water, foulard
- Place for leaving and returning: In front of the swimming-pool at Hotel KasbahKanz Erremal.
- Passengers: the jeep can take from 1 to 6 people + guide