Discover the desert from a charming campsite in the Sahara
South of Ouarzazate, the Sahara becomes an inescapable influence over the landscape and sand and palm trees become more and more abundant. Dunes rise to plateaus blackened by the permanent sun and the verdant banks of oueds (desert rivers) wind between mountains. Earthen villages hide their palm groves in the depths of valleys. In this desert, the atmosphere is intoxicating and campsites of canvas tents allow travellers to contemplate the desert in the utmost comfort. Holiday available all year long, except in the summer.
Camp du Desert
Near the dunes of the Chegaga Erg (dune sea) west of Mhamid, in Southern Morocco’s most desert region, lies this enchanting campsite. A two hour drive from the nearest village, it allows you to enjoy real comfort and high service while immersing yourself fully in the Sahara. The camp consists of 15 cotton tents artfully decorated with rugs on the floor. Each traditional caïdal tent is very spacious (25 m²), comfortable and well-equipped: rugs, armchairs, shelving units, trunks, and a double bed (or two twin beds). The dining room is in a circular tent or outside with tablecloths, candelabras and dishware from Fes. The waiters are dressed sharply and the copious meals are typically Moroccan. There are three chemical toilets and 3 shower tents spread out throughout the campsite for easy access. The camp is lit only by lanterns and candles. A camp manager and local guide along with five other members of the staff make sure everything runs to perfection.
A charming inn in Mhamid
As an alternative to these luxury camps you can choose a hotel in Mhamid, the last village in southern Morocco, where the road stops and gives way to the great dunes of the Sahara. This traditional Moroccan establishment is lost in a palm grove only 400 metres from the first dunes. A haven of happiness on the outskirts of the desert, it is in complete harmony with the surrounding nature. Comfortable rooms, quality food, a pool, and gardens of more than two hectares make for an ideal base camp to explore the nearby desert.
Price for this Sahara Holiday
Your stay starting from 580€ per person based on a 2 person trip in the Desert Camp or Dunes Camp
Price for each supplementary day: 160€
Your stay starting from 200€ per person based on a 2 person trip in a charming inn in Mahmid
Price for each supplementary day: 30€
Final price will vary according to the number of people and the season.
- 3 nights in double rooms
- All meals
- Transfers to and from Ourzazate
Not included :
- Other services
To do while there?
- Camel safaris, hikes or 4WD tours are all great for making unforgettable desert memories.
- We recommend that you hire one of our local guides to really be immersed in the nomadic universe.
- Relax and contemplate the desert in the serenity of the campsite…
- We recommend that you stay at least three days to really appreciate and get a feel for the desert.
- Don’t hesitate to go off on your own for a foray into the desert
- Go on a camelback safari to understand what it used to be like on the old caravan trails
How to access ?
The camps are accessible from Ouarzazate and it takes 4 to 6 hours to get there, depending on which camp you choose. The last few km are only accessible by 4WD. We will organize your transfers for you.