Sources De Meski

I wind down out of the mountains, and stumble across the magical Sources De Meski. After driving hundreds of miles through sun-baked, rocky desert, I’ve found an actual oasis. An honest to goodness, like in the movies oasis, complete with palm trees and fresh water bubbling up from the ground.

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Camping at the oasis

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Spring water pouring out of the ground

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Markets and shops down at the oasis

It’s too good to be true.
A huge canyon has been eroded into the desert floor, at the bottom of which a natural spring pours out crystal clear water. Palm trees and farmland pack the canyon, and naturally it’s a hangout and local meeting point.

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Looking out over the desert

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Infront of the ruins

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The ruins with the oasis in the foreground

I camp under palm trees, swim in the oasis and hike to the ruins of the old city that’s about 500 years old up on the canyon rim.

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Looking down the canyon

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Ruins on the canyon rim

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Ruins at sunset

It really is paradise here. Morocco continues to amaze me.


7 Responses

  1. Dave. says:

    Hi Dan. I’m starting to follow your posts. What a fantastic adventure. Your photos are beautiful.

  2. Dave. says:

    Dan is there anywhere i can read about your old jeep with the diesel engine conversion, I had a liberty crd and finally retired it with 300,000 kms. I’d love to convert a wrangler and yours sounded bullet proof.

    • Dan Grec says:

      Hi Dave,

      The engine blew up the week after I got it back. There are details in JPFreek Adventure Magazine, you can read back-issues on the site.


  3. Marco says:

    Great site and post Dave. I’ve been thinking of doing South America in my 99 TJ and found your site. Problem is I will need to use the back seats for my kids. I have a Kargo Master and Congo cage. I guess I will have to pack light!!
    I’m interested in that diesel conversion too!

  4. Pieter Viljoen says:

    Hi Dan. Is it possible to add the geo locations for all these sites you are visiting. Trying to peg them on Google earth but have not have had any success yet.

    • Dan Grec says:

      Hi Pieter,

      I am not recording them in any way, so sorry, I can’t be of help.

      Lots of sites in if you have not seen that yet!


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