Stargazing: M’Hamid, Morocco

Away from the blinding city lights, the oasis town of M’Hamid gives you the chance to gaze at the twinkling stars from the middle of the Sahara Desert.

As a starting point for visiting the famous desert, the town of M’Hamid is the perfect place to gaze at the night sky away from the crowds. Surrounded by palm trees and close to Erg Chigaga, Morocco’s most extensive sand dunes, the quiet town of M’Hamid is ranked as one of the best places in the world to enjoy the breathtaking night sky.

Long inhabited by the Berber tribe, this small town also provides entertainment to help make your stargazing experience even more memorable. There are many guided tours offering bespoke two-day itineraries with a camel or a jeep to transport you well into the desert.