Luxury Desert Camps 2023
Our exclusive 2023 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 3 or 4 for families, 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.
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Our Erg Chigaga camping packages are available to December 2023.
For total privacy we also offer the option of a luxury private camping holiday package.
Our Desert Camp team are nomadic people from this area of the Sahara and greet you with a warm Berber welcome.
They are an experienced and caring team with high standards and will look after you throughout your holiday at the Erg Chigaga, Nubia Luxury Camp.
Nubia Camp Life
“The desert camping was surreal! Truly a memorable holiday, thank you so much!”
Julia S ⋅ London ⋅ United Kingdom
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.