Deluxe Camp Merzouga
Did you know?
Moroccans use Chinese gunpowder green tea leaves and either fresh herbs (e.g. absinthe/sage, or a mixture of various alpine or desert herbs), or spices (e.g. saffron) or mint leaves are added, along with the vital sugar from a sugar loaf and perhaps acacia resin (which gives the tea extra sweetness and froth).
It was the English who introduced tea here in the 19th Century.
MERZOUGA – IDEAL SAHARA DESERT OVERNIGHT POINT BETWEEN MARRAKECH AND FES
This exclusive, luxurious desert camp Merzouga dunes, boasts just five en-suite sleeping tents in a very private and secluded location. The desert camp Merzouga has been lovingly created by a Berber team passionate to show their guests the tranquillity and splendour of the Sahara desert, near the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. The motivation behind the deluxe camp was to allow visitors to access the desert in as comfortable a way as possible, and far from other tented accommodations offered in this region of the Moroccan Sahara desert.
Each sleeping tent offers double or twin beds with seating area and private bathroom (shower, toilet and hand-basin) with running hot and cold water. Relaxation areas at the desert camp give wonderful views of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. A tented restaurant offers traditional three-course evening meals.
By night, lantern-light illuminates the camp, a camp-fire is lit and guests can enjoy traditional fire-side singing and drumming after dinner service. Alternatively, venture a short distance on to the dunes to star-gaze.
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There are many activities offered from the camp, some of which are included in the price of a desert stay (such as camel-riding, guided walking, sand boarding, games).
Guests can opt to arrive at the deluxe camp by camel (after a ride of approx. 1 hour across the desert) or by 4×4 vehicle (approx. 20 mins ‘off-road’ transfer).
The deluxe camp also arranges stays at its satellite private camp in the same region of Erg Chebbi dunes – the private camp is arranged on an exclusive basis for a couple or small group.
Please refer to our optional itineraries for further details of packages.