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Sahara Desert Camp

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Sahara Desert Camp overview

Sahara Desert Camp is the perfect escape from the busy cities of Morocco. This is a luxury camp set amidst spectacular sand dunes south east of the village of Merzouga, where guests can enjoy the tranquility of the desert and enjoy some of the best sunrises and sunsets they will ever see.

Accommodation is in twelve individual tents sumptuously decorated in rich, colourful Berber textiles. Each tent has its own bathroom tent, complete with shower, hand basin and toilet. The camp has hot and cold running water. Electricity is supplied by a small generator located away from the main camp area.

There is a large restaurant tent, although most meals are enjoyed outside. Dinner is usually taken by candlelight, beneath the stars. Meals are based on traditional local dishes and are freshly prepared by the chef. After dinner guests gather around the camp fire to exchange stories or enjoy local musicians and entertainers.

During the day guests can venture into the desert and climb the sand dunes. The camp is set well away from tourist areas, so guests won't encounter any crowds.

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Open:  Sahara Desert Camp is open from September to May. It is closed in the summer months, when the weather can be very hot and windy.

Location:  Sahara Desert Camp is located southeast of the village of Merzouga, about an hour’s drive from Erfoud. It is set amongst sand dunes.  

Rooms:  The 12 bedroom tents are spacious and have en-suite facilities including a shower, toilet and basin and have hot and cold running water in an adjoining smaller tent.

Activities:  Exploring the desert in a 4x4 vehicle or on foot, with a professional desert guide, enjoying desert picnics.   

Facilities:  There is a large restaurant tent with 4 dining tables. Meals are based on traditional Moroccan cuisine. There are colourful Berber carpets and cushions in the camp. Electricity is provided by a generator installed at a distance from the camp. Entertainment is provided by a local folkloric band and there is a campfire at night.   

Dining:  Meals are taken communally at 4 tables.

Communication:  There is no internet access at the desert camp. 

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Mrs. Yvonne Croasdaile (08/04/2015)

"A wonderful experience - not to missed. Guide (and driver) brilliant with lots of good chat! Fantastic food."

Jon Milbourn (06/09/2003)
"We enjoyed the experience, comfortable tent, good food and service but felt that it was let down by an issue that could be rectified easily, I could be wrong though. When you are dropped of to meet the camels the first view you get of the dunes is interrupted by the very untidy camps with their communal porta loos and tatty black tents. We didnt expect the region to be free of other tourists but felt that a different camel route may have avoided what was a bit of an eyesore, at least on arrival to the wonderful dunes. Otherwise an enjoyable experience, especially the elderly 4x4 driver who drove us there, this was a bonus!"

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