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Erg Chigaga, Luxury Erg Chigaga - MTC001

The desert is a magical place. Tranquillity, clear skies, bright stars, simmering vistas, intense colours, big dunes and magical experiences. This can all be enjoyed in comfort at Erg Chigaga Luxury Camp, or at one of our private nomadic camps.

The main camp can accommodate 12 people in 6 tents. The tents are spacious (25 sq m). The highest quality mattresses, linen and pillows have been sourced, whilst each tent is equipped with 'wall-to-wall rugs', solar-powered lighting and handcrafted furniture. Each tent has en suite facilities.

Situated in a quiet location, the camp is surrounded by dunes. The camp can be experienced as part of a 7-day package that includes 3 nights in Marrakech, or purchased on a per night basis. We are, however, totally flexible and can tailor-make a package, including any other destination in Morocco, to suit your needs.

And for those that want complete privacy, riding camels and trekking deep in the desert, there are now 3 nomadic sites, each within a days trek of each other. Each camp is totally private with just one luxury sleeping en suite tent and a separate relaxing tent, nestled in the dunes. It's the ultimate desert experience.

The camp still operates during the summer although it is extremely hot and should only be booked by those who can withstand extreme heat (50C plus).

Main Camp
The camp is a mix of traditional Berber design, coupled with modern comfort. It is surrounded by sand dunes and is located adjacent to the highest dunes in Morocco.

In the centre of the camp is the Berber lounge. It's a place to relax and is filled with traditional mattresses and pouffes. Ice-cooled drinks, soft and alcoholic, are always available here. Meals are served outside under the stars, or under cover in a Berber tent. There is also a separate open-sided tent with sun loungers, another with sofa and chairs, and another with hammocks.

There are six tents for sleeping, all en suite. The tents are spacious (over 25 sq m) and luxurious. Each bathroom has its own toilet, dressing room and wash area.

Each tent has a king-size bed (which can be made into 2 singles), with high quality individual sprung mattresses, percale cotton sheets, duck down duvets and choice of synthetic and duck down pillows. There are also 'wall to wall' plush rugs, a full-length mirror, bedside tables and solar-powered lighting, an armchair and ottoman and space to hang your clothes. Each item has been handmade in Morocco.

From your bedroom you walk into your spacious bathroom, in a separate but adjoining tent. The bathroom has a toilet, make up area, washbasin and wash area. Fluffy towels, soaps, argan oil, and other 'goodies' are also provided.

Due to the chronic shortage of water in the desert, instead of a shower two 20-litre silver pewter buckets with hot and cold water are provided. The bucket wash is incredibly invigorating and uses a fraction of water compared to a shower. It is a great way of washing oneself!

Other Suggestions

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Scarabeo Camp Luxury Tents
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Terre Des Etoiles Luxury Tents
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Bab Rimal Desert Hotel
Bab Rimal is a desert retreat with a dozen or so rooms and suites, pool and spa. It is the perfect place to chill out after a desert crossing.
Chez le Pacha Desert Hotel
Chez le Pacha offers wonderful accommodation with "tent rooms" and suites located in M'hamid - right on the edge of the Sahara.

Other Useful Pages

Listing of all Sahara and the Road to the Desert Camps and Guesthouses
Marrakech, Atlas & Desert
Morocco Holiday Reviews

9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
£300 - £350 per room per night

Food and all drinks are included
There is no charge for up to two accompanying children until the age of 14, provided they are sharing a tent.
Children up to 18 are 50% off the normal tariff, and will be accommodated in their own separate tent depending on availability.

Reviews:

'We loved this too! We would have loved to have had more than one night here, but I know it was fully booked at the time. We arrived at 7 and were off at 8 the following morning, so it was very brief. The children had a go at sandboarding and the evening was lovely again, sitting around all chatting. The staff were all excellent again, and Bobo was a lovely host.' Bridget H. April 2014

'Luxury Camp of Erg Chigaga- Such a surprise - the tents are exquisite and the reception / food and hosts all were memorable' Paul W. October 2013