Extraordinary places to stay are our favorites. It makes your trip so unique and it takes your experience to a whole new level. That’s why we created this section on our blog. To inspire you by showing you those places you need to see once in your lifetime too! And Desert Luxury Camp in Morocco is one of them! There’s nothing so special than glamping in the sand dunes of the Sahara desert. You will experience the luxury of a hotel in combination with the freedom of nature. The ultimate getaway right!? Read on…
Desert Luxury Camp is located deep in the silent dunes of Erg Chebbi with no other camps or no other tourists in proximity. The camp can only be reached by foot, camel, a 4WD or helicopter. The nearest village is Merzouga, a small little village with only a few shops, a local mechanic and a gas station. Merzouga is known for its location near the Erg Chebbi dunes. Those sand dunes are a part of the Sahara and they are the highest and largest in whole Morocco.
Why Desert Luxury Camp?
Sleeping in the middle of the Sahara desert was always high on our bucket list. As soon as we planned to go to Morocco, finding a magical place to stay was a top priority. Soon there appeared to be a lot of choices. From day trips to round-trip packages from Marrakech. From camel trekkings during sunset to camping overnights in the desert itself. There are many possibilities and prices vary from affordable to extremely expensive. After reading some reviews, we booked at Desert Luxury Camp, a two-night glamping adventure.
Dunes as far as you can see, glamping under open skies with dotted stars, soft sand in all different shades of gold beneath your toes, camel riding with sunrise, watching dramatic sunsets every evening and sipping fresh mint tea around the campfire with some traditional Berber music… For us, it was a dream coming true and a place where the magic happens!
What to expect?
We booked a two-night glamping adventure at the main camp. At the main camp, there were 14 luxurious nomadic tents set up with a tented restaurant offering delicious Morrocan cuisine. (we loved the food!) Each tent was equipped with comfy beds and a private bathroom with a hot shower and a flushing toilet. It takes the idea of camping but in a way connecting to nature without losing the comforts we’re used to. Even if you love traditional camping, you love glamping here!
Breakfast, lunch and a traditional 3-course dinner are also included. And as activities, you can do sandboarding and join a camel trek across the desert during sunset.
Besides the main camp, there’s also the possibility to stay at the private camp or royal camp. Both camps offer guests the ultimate privacy as you will be sharing the tents with nobody else. Even the tents here have a separate bathtub! The ideal setting for a honeymoon or a unique celebration with your family or friends.
Stars, milky way, shooting stars, galaxy, you name it. We had the best views ever!
We definitely come back someday…