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Scarabeo Camp Luxury Tents Agafay Desert, Morocco - MMS011

Perhaps the best way of describing Scarabeo Camp’s magic is to imagine a charming bivouac of a dozen oriental-inspired tents in one of the most beautiful corners of Morocco.

10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20

Desert Luxury Experience
Great Dining
Fantastic Activities

Dotted amongst the landscape, the spacious and comfortable tents are decorated with uniquely sourced pieces and locally crafted artwork to form a harmonious whole with their surroundings. Set against a simple backdrop, the natural materials, African woven matting and Berber rugs, interesting artefacts and atmospheric Moroccan lanterns, give the impression of being on an expedition from another time.

On arrival the team will be delighted to welcome you to their own small corner of paradise. The ingredients combine to form a unique alchemy, a place to completely unwind and disconnect from everyday life.

Sited forty or so kilometres from Marrakech, in the small stone desert of Agafay. The camp affords stunning 360° views of the Agafay's barren grandeur and beyond to the snow-capped Atlas mountains.

The Scarabeo “Stone Desert” camp has 7 private room/tents and 3 private suite/tents dotted throughout a vast terrain, lit by flickering lanterns. The camp is very flexible: it is possible to assemble additional tents for special occasions (weddings, birthdays, receptions...)

Each private sleeping area consists of a nomad tent of thick white cotton with comfortable beds (twin or double beds). Guests can recline in a traditional Moroccan lounge strewn with ethnic cushions or put pen to paper at a wooden writing desk. A stretched cotton panel screens the entrance to each tent, for you to silently savour this mystical desert landscape still untouched by tourism.

Scarabeo Camp respects that water is a precious commodity in the desert. For your comfort, smaller "ensuite" tents house western toilets and berber shower facilities with one hot and one cold bucket of water to rinse you off. Traditional black soap will be available in your tent. Two shower/tents with a "real shower" are available at the camp for everyone.

Feasting on traditional Moroccan cuisine around a candlelit communal table is one of the pleasures of the desert camp. As evening envelops the camp in inky blackness, the dining tent is aglow on the hillside, inviting guests with the sounds of conversation and clinking glasses.

Fresh bread is baked daily in a small traditional earthen oven and seasonal vegetables are cooked simply to bring out their natural flavour.

Activities (important to book in advance) : Off-the-beaten-track tour by quad or bike
Dune buggy tour with guide
Relaxing massage at the camp
Camel or donkey ride
Horse-riding (experienced riders only)
Half- or full-day trek with a mountain guide (picnic at a picturesque spot)
Day trip in a 4x4 to discover the region
Fantasia (traditional Moroccan horse show)
Stargazing with astronomy professor
Yoga class (depending on the teacher's availability)

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Other Useful Pages

Morocco Holidays Homepage
Atlas Mountains Treks
Atlas Mountains Lodges