Dayet Srij lake

GPS coordinates: 31°05’30″N 4°02’28” (31.091667, -4.041111), closest to Merzouga point

Dayet Srij is a temporary lake that dries out from May to November – if the winter was not rainy the lake can dry out earlier. The way to the lake goes through black stony desert. It creates a beautiful contrast to the blue sky and peach dunes on the horizon line.

Erg Shebbi

The location of Dayet Srij (on the edge of Sahara desert) attracts many migrating birds. That makes the lake a place of interest for birdwatchers. Travelers go to Dayet Srij to see flocks of flamingos. I wasn’t lucky to watch them but I have seen some pairs of ruddy shelducks.

Ruddy shelducks
Ruddy shelducks and a small whirlwind on the opposite side

The lake in desert looks surrealistic, especially when watching waterfowl. It offers a great view to dunes – water with 2 types of desert.

Dunes over the lake

Motorbike taxi service
I don’t know how did he trace us – this guy appeared out of nowhere to offer a taxi service though his vehicle could hardly hold him. Well, this is Morocco – you never know where someone will offer you something

Dayet Srij lake

Map

Take Merzouga map with you – just click the star and it will be saved in your Google account. Any locations in this region that I will add later will appear on your map.

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