Luxury Desert Camps Morocco2023-10-28T11:01:15+00:00
Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp
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Luxury Desert Camps Morocco 2024

Our exclusive 2024 luxury desert camp holidays are set amongst the foothills of the high dunes of Erg Chigaga and Erg Chebbi, the most beautiful areas of the Moroccan Sahara. Our Marrakech Desert Camps in Morocco are located in the Agafay Desert which is closer to Marrakech, if you have less time to explore the southern part of the country.

This experience is more like ‘glamping’ camping in Morocco and features hand-made authentic Moroccan tents with the option of king size beds or single beds, sleeping up to 3 or 4 for families, with lavish duvets and pillows. Our Sahara Luxury Camps 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, Erg Chebbi & Agafay camping packages are available to December 2024.

We provide private 4×4 Tours and Holidays to all of our carefully selected Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp locations and Merzouga desert camps with Itineraries created for each adventure. You can visit desert camps in Morocco on your way to Fes, staying in the oasis of Skoura and visiting the Todra Gorge or alternatively take the road south to visit Zagora and stay in a beautiful hotel in the palm grove of Agdz.

Berber Team Member Said Harmach at Desert Camp Morocco

The White Camel

Agafay Desert

The Ultimate Luxury Experience at the stony desert oasis of Agafay, The White Camel is 30 minutes from Marrakech. This camp has a beautiful swimming pool and is set amongst breathtaking landscapes. It is perfect for a romantic getaway or for families who want the desert experience without the journey to the southern Sahara. The Singita & David restaurants are high ceiling tents with a natural style and delicious Moroccan cuisine. You can also indulge in a range of Spa, Hammam & Massage treatments in a warm Sauna.

Berber Desert Camp Tour Guide Lahcen Labaali

Merzouga Luxury Camp

Erg Chebbi, Merzouga

Along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, you will drive through the Palm Oasis of Skoura to arrive at Merzouga at the edge of the desert. Head into the dunes of Erg Chebbi for a sunset camel trek and a spectacular evening under the stars. Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp is a stylish camp with a sense of stillness and provides a beautiful location for your Saharan experience. The tents offer the highest standard of comfort amongst traditional natural design. You will be greeted with a warm Berber welcome by their professional team.

Berber Desert Camp Manager Mohamed Elhaoissi

Luxury Desert Camp

Erg Chigaga, M’hamid

Heading off the beaten track, through Zagora you will arrive at the nomadic town of M’hamid El Ghizlane. The luxury camp is located in the hollow of the tall dunes of Erg Chegaga and has a stylish, romantic feel. The tents are all located with privacy and the campfire at night under the stars with traditional music is a stunning experience. The camp is accessible by 4×4 from M’hamid and is a 3 hour drive from Zagora. Visit this stunning, breathtaking area on an adventure into the most secluded area of the Sahara in Morocco.

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

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!

Is Internet Available at The White Camel Lodge, Agafay Desert?2023-08-27T19:58:14+00:00

Absolutely! We are pleased to provide internet access to our guests at The White Camel Agafay. We understand the importance of staying connected, whether it’s for work, communication, or simply browsing the web. So throughout our resort, we have a complimentary Wi-Fi network that enables you to stay connected and enjoy seamless internet connectivity during your stay.

Whether you need to check emails or browse social media while on holiday, our reliable internet service will ensure you can always be online and make the most of your time with us. In addition to Wi-Fi access in each of our rooms and public spaces like lobbies and restaurants, all of our outdoor spaces have free high-speed wireless coverage too – perfect if you want some sun without losing connection!

What’s more – we also offer advanced features such as security encryption technology so that your data is kept safe throughout your stay with us. This is convenient if you do end up needing to continue working during vacations as well!

Are the rooms air-conditioned at the White Camel Lodge, Agafay?2023-08-27T19:47:55+00:00

Yes, all the rooms at the White Camel Lodge in Agafay are air-conditioned. We understand how important it is for our guests to have a comfortable stay, especially during warm weather periods. That’s why each of our rooms has air conditioning to keep them cool and cosy no matter what the temperature outside is like.

Our climate control system utilises advanced technology that is both eco-friendly and energy efficient, making it one of the best options available today. Not only will you enjoy a pleasant atmosphere indoors but you’ll also be doing your part in helping conserve energy and protecting the environment!

We make sure that our air conditioning systems are regularly serviced so as to ensure optimal performance throughout your stay with us – allowing you to relax in comfort without worrying about anything else. Regardless of whether it’s blazing hot or feeling like winter – our rooms will always be cool and inviting, giving you peace of mind during your time with us here at The White Camel Lodge!

What Activities are Available from the White Camel Lodge, Agafay?2023-08-27T19:41:26+00:00

The White Camel Lodge is a unique and captivating destination, offering guests a plethora of activities in the stunning Agafay Desert.

Agafay Hike: Explore the desert trails of the breathtaking Agafay Desert. Discover the rugged landscapes of this mesmerising region as you traverse its trails for an unforgettable experience.

Astronomy Evening: Enjoy an intimate stargazing experience with a knowledgeable astronomer who will guide you through the wonders of the night sky – from constellations to shooting stars! You’ll be dazzled by this captivating experience.

Buggy Ride: Get your adrenaline pumping on a private buggy bike ride in the magnificent Agafay Desert. It’s sure to be an exhilarating adventure that you won’t forget anytime soon.

Camel Ride: Take in all that nature has to offer on a camel ride through the enchanting and serene environment of the Agafay Desert, nestled amidst the majestic foothills of the high Atlas Mountains. It’s certainly not something one should pass up!

Horseback Ride: Saddle up and embark on an amazing horseback ride through some truly breathtaking terrain- where even beginners can enjoy this unique activity!

Quad Ride: Hop onto your very own private quad bike for an incredible journey across shimmering sands and rocky mountain terrain within the Agafay Desert while taking in unrivalled scenery along every turn.

Yoga Experience: Find inner peace as you disconnect from modern life’s chaos on a yoga retreat set against surreal natural landscapes – enjoy revitalising yoga experiences surrounded by calming sounds and refreshing air conditioning offered by Nature itself.


What facilities are available at the White Camel Lodge in the Agafay desert?2023-08-27T19:41:54+00:00

The White Camel Lodge in the Agafay Desert offers a luxurious and unforgettable experience. Guests can enjoy a wide range of amenities such as exclusive accommodation, exquisite cuisine, rejuvenating spa treatments, and exciting camel rides across the fascinating landscape. From their traditional low-set tables to their panoramic Oasis restaurant, every element of The White Camel promises an enriching memory.

Lodging: Guests can expect to stay in elegant accommodations with earth-colored interiors and comfortable furniture that capture the organic theme of The White Camel’s environment. With its high ceilings wrapped in natural light and views of rolling desert hills, olive trees, ferns and spectacular sunsets from each room or suite; guests are sure to be left mesmerized by these luxuriously designed lodgings.

Culinary Delights: Dine at either the Singita Restaurant or David Restaurant for delights ranging from traditional Moroccan dishes to international gourmet delicacies all artfully prepared using fresh ingredients that tantalize taste buds while delighting your eyes. Refreshment oases provide relief from dry desert air while enjoying your meal with friends or family during warm summer days on lush terraces looking over gardens dotted with local flora and Pomegranate trees.

Spa Services: Refresh yourself after a long day exploring Morocco’s beauty by taking advantage of our decadent Spa services at The White Camel Lodge. Our skilled therapists offer therapeutic massages that will help you relax your body as well as unwind your mind while leaving you pampered & invigorated thanks to our selection of stimulating Hammams & saunas equipped with cool waters just waiting for you! Be sure also not to miss out on further indulgence provided by manicures, pedicures & much more!

Other facilities available include free Wi-Fi throughout the lodge along with complimentary breakfast services daily; safe deposits; secure parking spaces; 24-hour concierge service giving friendly advice about what’s good around town’s attractions; lastly but certainly not least – our tranquil swimming pool which offers stunning views across majestic Morocco aglow under starry night skies away from stress & worries – make it yours now!

What Activities are Available From Merzouga Desert Camp?2023-08-27T18:53:59+00:00

Merzouga Desert Camp offers a wide range of activities for an unforgettable Sahara desert experience. From sandboarding down the highest dune to exploring fossils, here is what you can do while visiting this magical place:

Sandboarding – Climb the highest dunes and let a board take you across the golden sand dunes. Enjoy this adrenaline-pumping activity with family and friends or just go solo!

Full-Day Desert Excursion – Embark on a full morning discovery of the desert and its people, complete with tea with nomadic families and visits to Gnaouas villages. It’s an amazing journey through time!

Camel Ride – Traditional camel rides are available in options ranging from 30 minutes to watch the sunset, 1 hour or more to experience the true silence of the desert, all up to several days of trekking through sand dunes.

Buggy Activity – Explore Erg Chebbi in style as only 4-wheel drive, fully automatic buggies with seat belts, roll cages, and off-road suspension are used for these activities. Feel free to take it easy or choose a more thrilling ride!

Quad Biking ATV – An exciting alternative for those looking at exploring the Sahara Desert on four wheels is the Quad Trek; available anytime during your stay at Merzouga camp. Experience thrills while driving safely among Erg Chebbi’s sands!

Visiting Fossils – Learn about fascinating geological history while visiting local fossil spots amongst golden sand formations. Moreover, there’s an informative tour highlighting a variety of fossils found around here which makes it even more interesting!

Dinner Under The Stars – Take your pick between a buffet dinner served by camp staff or enjoy a 4-course dinner organised under the stars amidst a grandeur atmosphere offered only by Merzouga Camp.

Picnic In An Oasis – Take a well-prepared picnic lunch into account when planning your day trip in the Sahara Desert; it gives you a chance not only to soak up the sun but also enjoy breathtaking views over oases surrounded by red sands!

Meditation & Yoga– Different kinds of meditations like silent meditation, mantra chanting meditation, and walking meditation suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners.

Walking On The Highest Dune And finally don’t forget to go explore nearby surroundings on foot; either walk in red-orange coloured sand dunes around the camp or challenge yourself climbing directly over one of them!


What can we expect at Merzouga desert Camp?2023-08-27T18:24:49+00:00

At Merzouga Desert Camp, you can expect to experience an unforgettable escape to the majestic and romantic sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Situated in the quiet and isolated desert landscape, this luxury camp offers ten spacious tents with all the comforts and amenities one would expect from such a stay. Enjoy sunset camel rides at the top of the dunes, where you will be able to take in awe-inspiring views of your surroundings.

In addition to these spectacular activities, there is also an exquisite dining experience included during your stay. You will be treated to a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars followed by breakfast in the morning. The food served is expertly crafted using locally sourced ingredients that are sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Those looking for a true nomadic adventure can opt for a night spent in one of our ‘KHaimas’ which are traditionally used by nomadic people and made out of camel skin. This unique opportunity allows for unparalleled memories that only those who have experienced it first-hand could truly appreciate!

End your weekend getaway feeling refreshed as you enjoy some relaxation time at Merzouga Desert Camp – comfort coupled with nature’s breathtaking beauty awaits you here!

How long is the trip from Marrakech or Fes to Merzouga desert Camp?2023-08-27T18:13:23+00:00

The trip from Marrakech or Fes to Merzouga desert Camp covers a total of 565 km (from Marrakech) and 470 km (from Fes). It is recommended that you allow 9 hours if you are travelling from Marrakech and 8 hours if you are travelling from Fes.

If instead, your journey begins in Ouarzazate, the distance to cover will be 368 km which can be done in approximately 5 hours. From Errachidia, the drive is 127 km and should take 2 hours. Lastly, if you’re starting in Erfoud it’s only 53 km away so don’t forget to plan at least 50 minutes for this portion of your journey.

To conclude, these are all approximate estimates as various factors such as traffic conditions may cause delays. Therefore we recommend allowing yourself enough time with plenty of extra cushion just in case! Enjoy your roadtrip!

Do I need a 4WD car to reach Merzouga desert Camp?2023-08-27T17:59:49+00:00

Yes, you do need a 4WD car to reach Merzouga desert Camp. The camp is located in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes of the Sahara Desert and the terrain can be quite challenging for regular cars. While some vehicles may be able to get past certain portions of the road, it’s extremely risky and could result in damage or getting stuck if conditions are not ideal.

It’s far better to opt for a rugged off-road vehicle with 4×4 capabilities that can handle all types of terrain around the camp area. High-clearance cars like SUVs, pickup trucks and jeeps will fare much better than regular passenger vehicles on these sandy tracks leading up to Merzouga desert Camp. For those looking for an even more unique experience, there’s always the option of taking a camel ride which typically takes about 40 minutes from nearby villages or other starting points near Merzouga Desert Camp.

It’s important to note that rental vehicle companies rarely offer 4WD vehicles, so it’s best to speak with your travel agent before making arrangements as alternatives may have better availability depending on your destination country/region restrictions regarding rental agreements and insurance coverage requirements for off-road vehicles.

How do I get to Merzouga desert Camp?2023-08-27T17:51:26+00:00

To get to the Merzouga camp, the best option is usually flying into Marrakech and spending at least one night there for rest. Then you can either take a bus or rent a car to reach Merzouga from Marrakesh.

When traveling by bus, there are Supratour and CTM buses that leave from the main Marrakesh Bus Station almost adjacent to the train station in Marrakech. This route will take about 12 hours so it may be beneficial to cut your journey in two parts if possible.

If renting a car is more of your preferred travel style, then you can follow Highway N9 and Highway N10 out of Marrakesh all the way up through Ouarzazate and Tinghir until you eventually reach Merzouga! Along this route you’ll see stunning views such as palm groves, Kasbahs (fortified granaries traditionally occupied by Berber families) and other landmarks that make getting lost along this route worth its salt!

What is the difference between standard and luxury Merzouga desert camps?2023-08-27T16:01:28+00:00

When looking to stay in the Merzouga desert, there is a vast difference between what one can expect from a standard and luxury camp experience. Standard camps are designed to provide basic amenities and services while luxury camps offer far more comfort and indulgence.

Standard camps typically consist of large tents that multiple tourists share, with public bathrooms located nearby. Typically, travelers will receive access to basic breakfast foods that are shared throughout the camp. While these camps can provide an adequate living experience during your time in the desert, they may lack much of the comfort offered by luxury camping options.

On the other hand, luxury camp experiences can be quite lavish depending on which option you choose. These tents usually come equipped with proper bedding (including hot water) as well as some furniture for those who would like something beyond just sleeping bags or pads on the floor. Additionally, many luxurious Merzouga desert camps have amenities such as cushions, salons (for socializing or relaxing), sun loungers and even WiFi access – making them a great way to truly indulge during your visit!

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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