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 one of our private or nomadic camps.
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 18 people in 9 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 two smaller camps situated approximately one hour by foot or camel from the main camp. These delightful private camps (one has three en-suite tents, the other has one en-suite tent) consist of chill-out lounges and hammocks and are nestled in the dunes. The camp can be booked on an exclusive hire basis except during the New Year period when we combine the two camps and create one four-bedroom camp.
Your stay at the camp can be organized in 3 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 either Fes or the coast.
For those wanting to venture into the desert we can also organise trekking between the main camp and private camps as part of a 3 or 4-day trip.
The trip to the desert 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 4x4 should not be rushed—an early start is recommended but there are no deadlines and schedules other than arriving at the camp before sunset. 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 31 August due to the extreme summer heat.