Location & Transport2024-01-01T19:38:34+00:00
Location & Transport at Nubia Luxury Camp Morocco
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Location & Transport – Erg Chigaga Camp

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Our 2024 Luxury Camp is located in the Sahara Desert, Morocco at Erg Chigaga.

You reach the camp after an off-road dunes drive from the nomadic town of M’hamid El Ghislane.

Map of Morocco With Location Marker at Desert Camp Erg Chigaga
Daylight View of the Desert Camp in Shadow at Erg Chigaga, Morocco


We arrange transport to the desert from anywhere in Morocco by private 4×4 or by Helicopter from Marrakech to Zagora.

Our 4×4 Transport is comfortable and air-conditioned and can take up to 6 people. We only use the most experienced drivers and ensure you have an English-speaking driver or guide.

The camp can be reached by one full day’s drive of approximately 8.5 hours from Marrakech. Alternatively, you can break up your journey by staying at one of our preferred hotels in Ait Ben Haddou, Agdz or Zagora. You can also fly from Casablanca to Zagora and we will arrange a 4×4 transfer to the camp which takes 3 hours.

Sand Dunes in Shadow Near the Desert Camp, Western Morocco
Palm Trees Lining the Road Through the Draa Valley, Southern Morocco

Following the ancient caravan route from Marrakech, you wind your way through the Atlas Mountains and find yourself travelling through Berber villages and passing spectacular rock formations and landscapes.

You will make your way down to the UNESCO World Heritage Berber Kasbah town of Ait Ben Haddou, the location for many famous films, stopping here for lunch and to explore the site.

Morocco Tour Helicopter flying over desert sand dunes
Moroccan Tour Guide With 4x4 Vehicle in Desert

Driving through the lush green Draa Valley with its thousands of palms, you arrive in Zagora and head on to the nomadic town of M’hamid El Ghizlane at the edge of the Sahara Desert. After an exciting off-road dunes drive, meet your camels to trek to Nubia Luxury Camp and receive a warm Berber welcome from the team.

Two Tour Camels With Saddles in Desert

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some notable places we will visit during the journey to the camp?2024-01-01T20:21:04+00:00

The journey to the Erg Chigaga camp is one that will take you on an unforgettable adventure through some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes of Morocco. This ancient caravan route from Marrakech is not just a simple trip, but a mesmerising experience that will leave you in awe.

As you make your way through the Atlas Mountains, be prepared to witness breathtaking views and pass through charming Berber villages. These traditional communities still live their daily lives much like their ancestors did centuries ago, giving you a glimpse into the rich culture and history of Morocco.

But it’s not just about the destination – even the journey itself is filled with wonders. As you drive towards Erg Chigaga desert camp, you will come across spectacular rock formations and landscapes that seem to be straight out of a painting.

One notable stop along this journey is Ait Ben Haddou – a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its ancient Kasbahs (fortified cities). This location has been featured in numerous films such as Gladiator and Game of Thrones, making it an absolute must-visit for all movie buffs out there. Take your time exploring this stunning town while enjoying a delicious lunch before continuing your journey towards M’hamid El Ghizlane.

The next leg of your journey takes you through Draa Valley – known for its lush greenery and thousands of palm trees. The contrast between this verdant oasis and the vast desert landscape surrounding it is nothing short of surreal.

Finally, as you reach M’hamid El Ghizlane at the edge of the Sahara Desert, get ready for some off-road dune driving excitement! But don’t worry, our experienced guides will ensure your safety as they expertly navigate through this sandy terrain.

Once at Nubia Luxury Camp near Erg Chigaga dunes, prepare to be welcomed by warm Berber hospitality. Here at our luxury campsite surrounded by majestic sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see, you will truly feel like you have found an oasis in the desert.

In short, the journey to Erg Chigaga camp will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions – from awe-inspiring landscapes to cultural immersion and thrilling adventures. So why wait? Book your trip now and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Morocco’s enchanted Sahara Desert.

How long is the drive from Marrakech to the camp?2024-01-01T20:14:28+00:00

The drive from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert camp is truly a journey worth embarking on. Located in the remote and magical sand dunes of the Sahara, this camp offers an experience unlike any other. The drive from Marrakech to Erg Chigaga desert camp takes approximately 8.5 hours, making it a full day’s journey.

Starting from Marrakech, you will be greeted by a scenic and diverse landscape as we make our way towards Ouarzazate city. From here, we continue through lush valleys and breathtaking gorges before reaching Agdz town where we break for lunch at a local restaurant.

As we continue our adventure towards Zagora city, you will witness nature’s beauty unfold right before your eyes – golden sand dunes emerge as we approach the gateway to Sahara – M’hamid El Ghizlane village. The final stretch of our journey involves an exhilarating off-road experience over sand tracks as we reach Erg Chigaga dunes – one of the largest dune fields in Morocco at 45 km long and 16 km wide.

Upon arrival at Erg Chigaga desert camp, prepare to be mesmerised by its unique charm and authenticity. Surrounded by endless sand dunes and under the starlit sky, guests can relax by their private fireplace or enjoy activities such as camel rides or quad biking.

Can you arrange a helicopter transfer from Marrakech to Zagora?2024-01-01T20:10:49+00:00

Arranging a helicopter transfer from Marrakech to Zagora is not only possible but also highly recommended if you want to make your journey as efficient and memorable as possible.

Moroccan Journeys can arrange helicopter transfers from Marrakech directly to the Erg Chigaga desert camp in Zagora. The helicopters are equipped with modern amenities with experienced pilots to ensure a safe and comfortable flight.

The transfer takes approximately one hour and offers breathtaking aerial views of Morocco’s picturesque landscape. From lush green valleys to imposing mountain ranges – you will get a glimpse of it all during this short but memorable journey.

Once you reach Zagora, our team will be waiting for you at the landing site where they will transport you via 4×4 vehicles directly to the Erg Chigaga desert camp. This way, you can avoid long hours on bumpy roads and instead arrive at your destination feeling refreshed after a scenic flight over Morocco’s stunning terrain.

Is it possible to break up the journey at preferred hotels?2024-02-29T22:35:15+00:00

Yes, it is possible to break up your journey towards the Erg Chigaga desert camp by staying at one of our preferred hotels along the way. We highly recommend this option for travellers who want to not only make their trip more comfortable but also experience some of the unique sights and culture Morocco has to offer.

To reach Erg Chigaga desert camp from Marrakech, it usually takes about 8.5 hours by car on a full day’s drive. However, for those who may find this long journey daunting or simply prefer a more relaxed pace, breaking up your trip can be an excellent choice.

Our team has carefully selected and vetted preferred hotels in three key locations en route to Erg Chigaga – Ait Ben Haddou, Agdz and Zagora. Each of these charming towns offers its unique charm and attractions that will surely leave you enchanted.

Ait Ben Haddou is known for its UNESCO-listed Ksar (fortified village) which boasts breathtaking views over its traditional mud-brick buildings set against the backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains. This stopover gives travellers a chance to learn about Berber culture while indulging in local cuisine from one of our recommended restaurants.

Next up is Agdz – nestled between stunning palm groves with traditional adobe houses surrounded by stunning mountainsides dotted with kasbahs (citadels). Here you can indulge in some authentic Moroccan hospitality as you relax at our preferred accommodation that offer high-quality services and amenities.

Last but certainly not least on our list is Zagora – considered as “the gateway” to the Sahara Desert due to its proximity. This bustling town boasts colourful souks (markets), stunning architecture featuring grandiose kasbahs, and breathtaking views of the Draa River. Here you can enjoy a stroll through the town’s narrow streets or unwind at one of our recommended hotels.

By breaking up your journey to the Erg Chigaga desert camp with stays at these preferred hotels, not only will you make your trip more comfortable but also have an opportunity to explore some of Morocco’s hidden gems. So why not take advantage of this option and add a touch of adventure to your already exciting trip? We assure you that it will be worth it.

Are the drivers experienced and English-speaking?2024-02-29T22:35:46+00:00

Our team of drivers has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to navigating the desert terrain and ensuring a safe and comfortable journey for our guests. They have years of experience driving in this region, making them well-equipped to handle any challenges that may arise.

In addition, all of our drivers or driver guides are fluent in English, as we understand the importance of effective communication with our guests. This not only ensures a smooth trip but also allows for meaningful interactions between travellers and locals.

At Erg Chigaga desert camp, we value authenticity and provide an immersive cultural experience for our visitors. Our English-speaking drivers or guides not only act as skilled navigators but also serve as knowledgeable ambassadors of the local culture. They are more than happy to share their insights on the history, traditions, and customs of the desert regions in Morocco.

Moreover, safety is always our top priority at Erg Chigaga. Our drivers undergo rigorous training on defensive driving techniques and emergency protocols to ensure they can handle any situation with confidence and expertise.

How many people can the 4×4 transport accommodate?2024-01-01T19:57:37+00:00

Our 4×4 transport can accommodate up to six people comfortably. The spacious vehicle offers ample legroom, comfortable seating, and air conditioning to beat the heat of the desert. We understand that traveling with a group can be challenging when it comes to choosing transportation, which is why we have carefully selected this vehicle size to cater specifically to groups of friends or families traveling together.

Not only does our 4×4 transport provide enough space for passengers, but it also has plenty of room for luggage as well. So whether you are carrying backpacks or suitcases, rest assured there will be enough space for all your belongings without compromising anyone’s comfort.

Furthermore, safety is paramount at Erg Chigaga desert camp; therefore, all our vehicles undergo regular maintenance checks and are driven by experienced drivers who have extensive knowledge of navigating through rough terrains such as those found in the Sahara desert.

Is the 4×4 transport comfortable and air-conditioned?2024-01-01T19:55:22+00:00

Our 4×4 vehicles are equipped with spacious and cushioned seats that provide ample legroom for our guests. This ensures a comfortable and relaxing ride even on long journeys. Additionally, our vehicles are well-maintained to ensure a smooth and bump-free ride through the rough terrains of the desert.

Furthermore, our 4×4 transport is also air-conditioned to provide a cool and refreshing atmosphere inside the vehicle. This is especially important during hot summer days in the desert when temperatures can reach up to 50 degrees Celsius. The air-conditioning system in our vehicles is regularly serviced to ensure maximum efficiency, providing relief from the scorching heat outside.

Moreover, our drivers are highly skilled and trained professionals who prioritise safety and comfort for our guests. They will make sure to adjust the temperature as per your preference while also ensuring a smooth driving experience.

Can you arrange private 4×4 transportation from anywhere in Morocco?2024-01-01T20:34:24+00:00

Yes, we can arrange private 4×4 transportation from anywhere in Morocco to the stunning Erg Chigaga desert camp. Whether you are travelling from bustling cities like Marrakech or Fez, or want to venture off the beaten path from smaller towns and villages, our team at Erg Chigaga will ensure that your journey is comfortable and hassle-free.

Our highly experienced drivers are trained to navigate through all types of terrain, making sure that your ride is not only smooth but also allows you to take in the breathtaking scenery along the way. From picturesque mountain roads to winding desert trails, our 4×4 vehicles are well-maintained and equipped with all the necessary safety features for a secure and enjoyable trip.

But why limit yourself to just ground transportation when you can elevate your experience with a helicopter ride? Our exclusive partnership with local helicopters allows us to offer this unique option for those looking for an unforgettable adventure. Imagine soaring above the rugged landscapes of Morocco, marveling at its diverse geography while being whisked away in style to our luxurious camp in Erg Chigaga.

As for logistics, we understand that planning a trip can be overwhelming which is why we take care of everything from start to finish. Simply let us know where you would like us to pick you up and we will arrange it accordingly- whether it’s at an airport, hotel or even a specific landmark or address. Our goal is not only to provide top-notch transportation services but also to make sure that every aspect of your journey aligns with your preferences and needs.

With many years of experience in organising private tours, Moroccan Journeys has built a reputation for delivering exceptional service. We pride ourselves on offering personalised experiences tailored specifically for each traveller. This means that regardless of where you are coming from or what type of vehicle suits your travel style best- we have got it covered!

So if you’re looking for reliable and convenient transportation to the magnificent Erg Chigaga desert camp, look no further. Let us take care of all your travel needs and create a journey that will leave you with unforgettable memories and a yearning to come back for more. Book your private 4×4 or helicopter transfer now and get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime in Morocco!

What is the transportation method to reach the Luxury Camp at Erg Chigaga?2024-01-01T19:47:12+00:00

There are multiple transportation methods available to reach the Luxury Camp at Erg Chigaga, all of which offer a unique and unforgettable experience. Situated in the stunning desert landscape of Morocco, this hidden gem offers luxury accommodation and an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

One option for transport is a private 4×4 vehicle. This mode of transportation allows for a scenic journey through the desert with knowledgeable drivers who can share insights about the local culture, history, and geography. The journey takes you through charming Berber villages, over sand dunes, and past stunning natural landscapes.

For those seeking an even more extravagant travel option, a helicopter ride from Marrakech to Zagora can be arranged. This once-in-a-lifetime experience not only provides unparalleled aerial views but also cuts down on travel time significantly. Within just a few hours, you can go from bustling city streets to secluded luxury in one of Morocco’s most beautiful regions.

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