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Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp 2024

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Our exclusive 2024 luxury desert camp holidays are set amongst the foothills of the high dunes of Erg Chigaga, the most beautiful area of the Moroccan Sahara. This is more like ‘glamping’ than traditional camping and features hand-made authentic Moroccan tents with the option of king size beds or single beds, sleep up to 4 people, with lavish duvets and pillows. The tents sit around a stylish lounge and restaurant tent and a camp fire with rugs for unforgettable evenings under the stars. Hammocks, sun loungers and outside nomadic tents and sofas create the perfect place to get away from it all.

Our Erg Chigaga camping packages are available to December 2024.

For total privacy we also offer the option of a luxury private camping holiday package.

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Discover Erg Chigaga: Your Luxury Oasis in the Moroccan Sahara

Erg Chigaga Exploration: Immerse yourself in the wonders of Erg Chigaga, a captivating region within the Moroccan Sahara. Our luxury desert camp offers an exclusive desert experience, nestled among the impressive high dunes, providing an authentic and serene desert environment.

Comfortable Glamping: Experience the perfect blend of comfort and adventure with our carefully crafted Moroccan tents. Choose between king-size or single beds, accommodating up to 4 guests, and enjoy the cosy warmth of duvets and pillows. These hand-made tents are spacious and thoughtfully designed to ensure a comfortable stay.

Understated Evenings: As the day transitions into night, gather around the inviting campfire set amidst plush rugs. Here, you can bask in the tranquility of the desert while gazing up at the starry desert sky. It’s a simple yet magical experience.

Serenity and Relaxation: Our desert oasis provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Hammocks, sun loungers, and nomadic tents are strategically placed to offer guests a serene retreat. It’s the ideal place to unwind, read a book, or simply enjoy the tranquil ambiance.

Diverse Desert Activities: Immerse yourself in the beauty of the desert with our range of activities. Take a camel ride to explore the stunning landscapes up close, guided by experienced local experts who share their knowledge of the Sahara’s unique ecosystem and culture.

Spacious Tent Suites: Our camp boasts 8 roomy Tent Suites, each elegantly furnished to create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. The spaciousness of these accommodations allows you to relax and enjoy your desert surroundings in style.

Dining Choices: Savour a variety of dining experiences at our camp. From private meals in the dunes, offering intimacy and breathtaking desert views, to elegant dining in the restaurant tent, casual gatherings under Berber tents, or stargazing feasts, we cater to diverse preferences, ensuring culinary delight in the desert.

Tailored Experiences: Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, seeking a private escape, or embarking on a small group adventure, we personalize our services to cater to your specific desires. Expect fully serviced accommodations and a range of tailored activities designed to make your stay exceptional.

Event Hosting: In 2024, consider our camp for your special events. It’s a unique venue suitable for intimate gatherings or larger group festivities over multiple days. With our warm hospitality and stunning desert backdrop, your event will be memorable.

Effortless Transportation: Your journey to the desert is made effortless with our private 4×4 transportation service. We arrange pick-up and drop-off from anywhere in Morocco, ensuring a smooth and comfortable transition into the desert.

Explore the enchantment of Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp, where each moment is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty, culture, and serenity of the Moroccan Sahara.

Sahara Team

Our Desert Camp team are nomadic people from the Sahara and greet you with a warm Berber welcome.

They are an experienced and caring group with high standards and will look after you throughout your holiday.

Berber Desert Camp Manager Mohamed Elhaoissi

Berber Desert Camp Tour Guide Lahcen Labaali

Berber Team Member Said Harmach at Desert Camp Morocco

Desert Camp Morocco Berber Team Member Youssef Harmach

DESERT Camp Life

Luxury Sun Loungers and Complimentary Towels for Desert Glamping at Erg Chigaga Camp
Serving Authentic Moroccan Tea at Desert Camp
Berber Guide Preparing the Dining Table for Moroccan Desert Picnic
Luxurious Sofas and Coffee Table at Erg Chigaga Desert Camp Living Accommodation
Luxury Al Fresco Breakfast at Erg Chegaga Camp
Occasional Table and Chairs at Luxury Desert Camp Bedroom
Morning Coffee Served at Erg Chigaga Sahara Camp
Main Course Meal Served at Moroccan Desert Camp
Luxury Desert Dining Side Dish of Olives

“The desert camping was surreal! Truly a memorable holiday, thank you so much!”

Julia S ⋅ London ⋅ United Kingdom

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Erg Chigaga Desert Camp accommodate small wedding parties?2024-01-29T20:04:09+00:00

Yes, Erg Chigaga Desert Camp can accommodate small wedding parties, offering a unique and enchanting setting for desert weddings. We specialize in creating memorable and romantic desert wedding experiences, making your dream wedding a reality. Our team will work closely with you to ensure that every detail is tailored to your preferences, from the ceremony in the breathtaking Sahara to the reception under the starlit desert sky. Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a small wedding celebration, we are dedicated to making your special day a truly unforgettable and magical experience amidst the serene beauty of the desert.

Are guided tours available for trekking routes from Erg Chigaga Camp?2024-01-29T20:03:30+00:00

Yes, guided tours are available for trekking routes departing from Erg Chigaga Camp. These tours offer a range of exciting activities, including 4×4 tours and camel treks to meet the Sahara’s nomadic communities, providing insights into their way of life. Guests can enjoy a picnic lunch at a desert oasis, go sandboarding on the lower or high dunes near the camp, or embark on quad biking adventures through the desert. For those seeking longer treks, camel trekking options spanning 2-5 days with wild nomadic camping are available. Additionally, there’s a 50K Trek Challenge and opportunities for sunset or sunrise climbs on the high dune.

What safety measures are in place at Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp?2024-01-29T20:02:43+00:00

Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp is dedicated to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests. Our safety measures include well-trained staff, regular maintenance of camp facilities, and adherence to safety protocols. Additionally, we provide essential amenities such as private bathrooms with hot water showers powered by solar and wood-burning energy. Our commitment to guest safety extends to guided activities, where experienced professionals ensure the well-being of participants. Emergency procedures and communication facilities are in place to address any unforeseen situations, ensuring that guests can relax and enjoy their desert adventure with peace of mind.

How many Tent Suites does Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp have?2024-02-29T22:18:54+00:00

Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp boasts a total of 8 Tent Suites. This spacious accommodation is elegantly furnished, offering guests a comfortable and stylish experience in the heart of the Sahara. Each Tent Suite provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the nomadic lifestyle while enjoying the comforts of modern design and furnishings.

Do I need a 4WD car to reach Erg Chigaga desert Camp?2024-01-29T20:01:30+00:00

Yes, a 4WD car is recommended to reach Erg Chigaga Desert Camp comfortably. The camp can be accessed via a full day’s drive of approximately 8.5 hours from Marrakech. The journey requires traversing varied terrains, making a 4WD vehicle the preferred choice. Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp provides comfortable and air-conditioned 4×4 transport for up to 6 passengers, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey. Experienced English-speaking drivers or guides accompany the trip. Alternatively, you can opt for a more leisurely journey by breaking up the drive with stays at recommended hotels in Ait Ben Haddou, Agdz, or Zagora.

How long is the trip from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Camp?2024-01-29T20:00:56+00:00

The journey from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Desert Camp can be made by private 4×4 transport or helicopter. The 4×4 transport, accommodating up to 6 passengers, offers comfort and air-conditioning with experienced English-speaking drivers. The direct drive from Marrakech to the camp takes approximately 8.5 hours, or you can opt to break the journey by staying at recommended hotels in Ait Ben Haddou, Agdz, or Zagora. An alternative option is flying from Casablanca to Zagora and then arranging a 4×4 transfer to the camp, which takes around 3 hours.

What can we expect at Erg Chigaga Desert Camp?2024-01-29T20:00:25+00:00

Erg Chigaga Desert Camp offers a unique ‘glamping’ experience in the Moroccan Sahara. Guests can expect hand-made authentic Moroccan tents, with the choice of king-size or single beds that accommodate up to 4 people, complete with luxurious duvets and pillows. The camp features a stylish lounge and restaurant tent, a campfire with rugs for memorable starlit evenings, and outdoor amenities like hammocks, sun loungers, nomadic tents, and sofas, providing an ideal retreat to unwind. This camp combines comfort and adventure, making it a perfect getaway in the serene desert surroundings of Erg Chigaga.

What facilities are available at the Erg Chigaga Desert Camp?2024-01-29T19:59:51+00:00

Erg Chigaga Desert Camp offers a range of facilities for guests to enjoy. The camp features stylish lounge and restaurant tents, creating a welcoming atmosphere for relaxation and dining. Visitors can gather around a campfire with rugs under the starry desert sky. Additionally, there are hammocks, sun loungers, and outside nomadic tents and sofas for leisure and relaxation. The private bathrooms are equipped with a toilet, sink, and hot water showers powered by solar and wood-burning energy. Dining options include private dining in the dunes, elegant restaurant dining, casual gatherings under Berber tents, and nomadic feasts under the stars.

Is Internet Available at The Erg Chigaga Desert Camp?2024-01-29T19:59:07+00:00

Yes, Internet access is available at Erg Chigaga Desert Camp. Guests can use Wi-Fi through their driver’s hotspot. Additionally, there is Wi-Fi at the camp, primarily functioning at the bar area. However, it’s important to note that the reliability of the Wi-Fi connection may vary, and it is not always guaranteed to be operational. For more consistent connectivity, visitors have the option to purchase a Moroccan SIM card from news kiosks in Marrakech’s Gueliz area.

What Activities are Available at the Luxury Desert Camp At Erg Chigaga?2023-08-27T20:16:06+00:00

Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp offers a host of activities for you to enjoy. For those who want to get up close and personal with the desert, camel rides are available! You can choose from a 30-minute tour or take your time and go on a full 6-hour safari. Nothing beats the feeling of trotting in the scorching sand and spotting animals like gazelles, camels, foxes, wild boars, etc. while enjoying the spectacular views!

If you want to explore on foot, then walking is an option too. From going up and down dunes for hours or taking short walks around the camp – it’s all possible here. You can also go on an invigorating quad biking ride or go sandboarding down some of the highest dunes in Morocco – similar to snowboarding but over sand instead!

For a more tranquil experience yet still surrounded by nature’s beauty, why not have a peaceful picnic at one of Erg Chigaga’s oases? Spend some quality time eating delicious food with friends amidst lush green palm trees swaying in harmony with nature’s breathtaking landscape.

Once night sets in though, don’t forget that you will be treated to an unforgettable show – courtesy of the amazing night sky above us that seems so close it gives us chills every time we look up at it! To add even more wonder there is occasionally musical entertainment after dinner around fire pits which wraps up our day perfectly.

Erg Chigaga truly provides something for everyone – whether it’s thrills & adventure or just chilling out and soaking up a great atmosphere – thereby making sure each guest has a unique combination of experiences that they can cherish forever!

Where is Erg Chigaga?2023-05-25T23:03:23+00:00

Erg Chigaga is a vast desert erg situated in southeast Morocco, around 500km from Marrakech and 310km from Ouarzazate. Its dunes are among the tallest globally, soaring up to 400m high. Formed by the prevailing winds from the Atlantic Ocean, the sand was carried inland, eventually becoming part of the Sahara Desert. As the Sahara expanded, Erg Chegaga became enclosed within its borders.

What on earth is an Erg Chigaga?2023-05-25T23:04:35+00:00

Erg Chigaga is a renowned expanse of Sahara Desert sand dunes situated in southeastern Morocco, near M’Hamid El Ghizlane. Encompassing an area exceeding 30 square miles, it boasts some of the world’s tallest dunes, reaching heights surpassing 650 feet. As one of Morocco’s nine Ergs—vast regions of wind-blown sand—Erg Chigaga formed over countless years alongside the expansion of the Sahara Desert. Visitors are drawn to this location for hiking, climbing, and the awe-inspiring vistas of the desert terrain. The ideal time to visit Erg Chigaga is during the winter months when temperatures are cooler and strong winds are less likely to disturb the sand.

How big is Erg Chigaga?2023-05-25T23:05:48+00:00

Erg Chigaga, located in the southwestern part of Morocco, holds the distinction of being the largest erg in the country, spanning an impressive area of 35 km by 15 km. This expansive erg formed gradually as windblown sand and dust accumulated over time. As part of the arid Sahara Desert, rainfall is scarce, but occasional showers can lead to flooding and the creation of towering dunes reaching hundreds of metres in height. Erg Chigaga’s grandeur and intricate patterns make it a sought-after destination for tourists, particularly those seeking captivating sunsets.

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