Welcome to Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp
Tranquillity, luxury and friendly Berber hospitality in the middle of the desert…
The desert is a magical place. Tranquillity, clear skies, bright stars, shimmering vistas, intense colours, huge dunes and magical experiences. This can all be enjoyed in comfort at Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp, either at the main camp or at our stunning private camp.
NOT to be confused with another camp using the same name, Nick and Bobo’s desert camp is situated in a quiet location and surrounded by dunes. the main camp can accommodate 20 people in 10 spacious tents (25 sq m). Each tent is equipped with ‘wall-to-wall rugs’, solar-powered lighting and handcrafted furniture. Each tent has en-suite bathroom facilities.
For those seeking privacy or a slightly more intimate environment, we have a smaller private camp situated approximately one hour by foot or camel from the main camp (or a 10-minute drive). Our delightful private camp has four en-suite tents and consists of chill-out lounges and hammocks and is nestled in the dunes. The camp can only be booked for exclusive hire.
Here’s Bobo the camp manager:
Your stay at either camp can be organised in three ways:
- First, where we also arrange the transportation and if required accommodation en route to the camp.
- Second, as part of a package where we organise your accommodation in Marrakech.
- Third, as part of a tour including Fez or the coast.
There are two main ways of getting to the camp. The first and most popular is by road in a private 4WD Land Cruiser with driver (cum guide). This trip is an amazing voyage through a myriad of different landscapes. It takes about 9 hours from Marrakech, and provided you have time, should be enjoyed in a relaxing way over two days. The trip in the 4WD should not be rushed—an early start is recommended but there are no deadlines and schedules other than arriving at the camp before sunset.
The second option is to fly from Marrakech or Fez via Casablanca to Zagora, which is three hours from the camp. This new service is operated by Royal Air Maroc and operates twice per week on Monday and Thursday. Flight time from Casablanca is 1h30 and from Fez and Marrakech 4h30. Read more in the getting there section.
There is plenty to do at the camp: camel riding, trekking, sand boarding, guided walks, visiting the oasis, and enjoying the evening’s informal music and drumming around the camp fire. But to many, the ability to slow down, enjoy the vast empty vistas, and step back for a moment to think and reflect, is what makes the trip to the desert so memorable.
The camp is closed from 7 June to 1 September due to the extreme summer heat.
If you wish to make an enquiry, please contact Nick at .