Goulimime

Overview

Introduction

Situated at the edge of the Sahara, where desert nomads and sedentary populations meet, the town of Goulimime is worth a night's stay if you can arrange to be there on a Saturday. That's when the Tuareg People (also called Blue People because the dye in their clothes tints their skin) ride into town on camels to buy supplies and trade camels at the local market. Unfortunately, tourists often outnumber the local population on market days, but the spectacle can still be fun.

You'll also want to shop in the market and, if you haven't already tried it, ride a camel (once is enough for most people). If you find you have an affection for this animal, you might attend the camel festival in July. Goulimime is 100 mi/160 km south of Agadir.

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