Welcome

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 the two private 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. These camps can only be booked for exclusive hire.

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.

Whilst the standard Marrakech package is 7 nights and Fes and Essaouira 11 or 12 nights, the packages are tailor-made to your wishes. Read more in the prices and packages section.

There are two main ways of getting to the camp. The first and most popular is by road in a private 4x4 with driver (cum guide). This trip 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.

The second option is to fly from Marrakech or Casablanca to Zagora, which is 3 hours from the camp. This is a brand new service and operates twice per week on Monday and Thursday. All the flights from Marrakech and Zagora go via Casablanca. Flight duration is about 5 hours, but only 1hr 30min from Casablanca. 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.

If you wish to make an enquiry, please contact nick at .

The camp is closed from 7 June to 31 August due to the extreme summer heat.