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Under the canopy of stars – camping in Morocco
Camping within Morocco’s Sahara Desert offers so much more than simply sleeping under ‘canvas’ and experiencing a night in the great desert. The quietude and space of the Sahara is indescribable, the night-sky boundless, and the desert scenery otherworldly. Camping in Morocco is a once in a lifetime experience and the journey to the Sahara is an integral element to the experience.
We offer small desert camps in the Moroccan Sahara with between 4-11 tents (according to location and accommodation standard). Location of the camps is key, we aim to take you away from the crowds and provide you with the ultimate Sahara desert experience.
From rustic comforts, Berber camping at Camp Al Koutban at the tallest dunes, to total privacy at a Nomadic camp on the fringes of the longest erg (‘sand sea’). Activities in the dunes include camel trekking, hiking, picnics, sunset vantage points, and hammocks.
For details of how to reach the camps, by vehicle or by foot, please get in touch or browse our 4×4 Tours and Trekking suggestions. Self-driving in the desert by 4×4 is a further option but we have to provide a guide at M’hamid or Foum Zguid to navigate you across the desert.
Berber Desert Camping
The Berber desert camp ‘Al Koutban’ is at the base of the remote dunes of Erg Chigaga, the longest ‘erg’ (sand sea) in Morocco, and off the beaten path. The camp Al Koutban is encircled by smaller, rolling dunes for privacy which offer a great vantage point for sunset and sunrise.
Private Nomadic Camp
A private, wild encampment in the Erg Sedrar dunes, to the east of Erg Chigaga great dunes. Two hours off-road drive from civilisation. The stay at the camp can be combined with a bespoke self-drive adventure in Morocco or with a tailor-made tour.
Deluxe Camp Erg Chigaga
One of the finest tented accommodations in Morocco’s Sahara Desert, the desert camp offers pure luxury at every level but retains the spirit of the culture of the Sahara Desert, given it is run exclusively by a Berber team who all originate from the area.
Deluxe Camp Merzouga
An exclusive, luxurious desert camp at the sand dunes of Merzouga, boasting just five en-suite sleeping tents in a very private and secluded location, lovingly created by a Berber team passionate to show their guests the tranquillity and splendour of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
We had an amazing trip! The drive down was beautiful, the food was incredible & the best food we had the entire vacation. All the staff was very kind, informative, fun and really made sure we had a great time. Of course the desert was breathtaking. We had beautiful weather (a little dusty on day 2 but it didn't affect our experience). George and our guide got along great, I think they made friends for life. Everyone agrees we must come back and see more of Morocco. We couldn't have done it without you, and will definitely be recommending y'all to anyone planning a trip.Ashley & George & friends / Berber Camping 2 Days / 1 Night at Erg Chigaga Great Dunes
Our desert experience was wonderful and our hosts/drivers/guides were most welcoming and friendly. We are not about to forget our first dromedary ride – the children absolutely loved it! I really hope we can go back for a longer stay some time. It will be a pleasure to recommend you and your team to our friends.Marina & family / Berber Desert Camp 2 Days / 1 Night
Everything was great from the promptness of the pickup at the hotel to being dropped off two days later. Matter of fact, the food exceeded my expectations so that's says a lot. Service was exceptional. I'd go back again.Ralph / Luxury Desert Camp 2 Nights
I had enjoyed tremendously in the desert. It was totally different experience altogether. Apart from the desert, the hospitality given were marvellous…Hasan is definitely a good cook! Never shortchange me despite I asked him to cut down my portion of the tagine on the second night. Yahya, is an excellent guide. He knows his road like the back of his hand… He always assured I'm ok in the desert since me being the only one there. The tent is superb. I have the luxury of it to myself. The car was superb! The journey was smooth except for on the desert and it was expected… Yahya was very skilful driver! Wild Morocco had been a great tour for me… It made me forget about the scam city that Nat Geo had been warning me about… It is all worth while and worth every penny!!! I was well taken care of!!! Thanks for arranging it all and replying to my never ending questions…Truly satisfied.Nur / Berber Desert Camp
We had a good trip and very nice driver! It was a long ride for a short stay but in the end it was worth it.Titia & family / Berber Desert Camp