The Desert Camp
Camel Trekking & Desert Camping
Something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime is to fall asleep under the stars of the Sahara Desert. An evocative and emotional experience for all ages.
Erg Chebbi, with its beautiful apricot-coloured sand stretching as far as the eye can see, is where our four desert camps are situated. All of them are set in unique “Middle of No-Where” locations and range from a basic camp to the epitome of uber luxury. You will be introduced to your camel which you will ride to the camp of your choice or if you prefer we can arrange for you to travel by 4×4.
Nomad Fire-Camp / Standard Option
This is a small tented camp nestled down in a dune valley. There are proper beds and blankets are provided. The camp toilet and shower are set a short distance from the sleeping tents. In the restaurant tent, the friendly Berber team will produce a simple but tasty meal which you can eat around the camp-fire listening to stories of their home.
In the morning you will return to our hotel on the dune line where you can use the facilities and enjoy a huge breakfast spread before continuing with your tour.
Verdict – Traditional and authentic
Tree Camp / mid-range option
This is a unique camp and a very special spot with 5 tents set under a huge desert tree. The tents have a separate bathroom area in each with toilet and shower. After the sun sets dramatically over the dunes the camp fires and lanterns will be lit and a traditional Moroccan feast will be served.
This is an amazing experience and after you’ve enjoyed the stars and the secrets, the laughter and the friendship – you can sleep in a comfortable tent or under the stars.
Verdict – Unique and quirky
Luxury Camp 1
This camp is luxurious and comfortable. Standards are exceptionally high and the restaurant serves authentic Moroccan dishes made with great care and dedication. After dinner, wonderful Berber musicians will entertain you whilst you relax around the camp fire under the stars.
Each handmade, Bedouin tent is uniquely decorated and contains huge beds with high quality linen and elegant private bathrooms. Sandboarding is also available.
Verdict – High Quality and professional
Luxury Camp 2
The most luxurious camp in the area. Set in an exceptionally quiet part of the desert, the camp perfectly balances luxury and authenticity. Although the en-suite tents are gorgeous and full of Moroccan personality, the outside areas are an absolute delight, adorned with rugs, lanterns and a choice of romantic seating areas and hand made furniture. Your three-course dinner can be served in the restaurant tent or a table will be placed anywhere you please (on top of the high dunes if you wish) and local musicians will play traditional music around the huge fire pit.
There is a main camp of six tents and a private camp where the tents can be fully opened so you can lay in the comfort of your queen sized beds gazing at the starry sky as it meets the soft sand dunes of the African desert. Games, sandboarding and sand hammams are available.
Verdict – Indulgent and atmospheric