Welcome to Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp
Tranquillity, luxury and friendly Berber hospitality in the middle of the desert…
Welcome to Nick and Bobo's camp. We have been running our camps in the Erg Chigaga dunes since 2011.
Whether you want to mingle with others, hang out with your family, or just spend time in seclusion with your significant other, our camps have something for you:
This camp has 12 tents and can accommodate up to 24 people.
Just 4 tents, making it perfect for small groups and families.
Private Nomadic Camp
One tent in remote dunes for the ultimate privacy. Ideal for honeymooners and couples.
In all three of the camps, each tent is designed to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible.The tents are spacious (over 25 sq m). Each has a king-size bed (which can be made into 2 singles). There are also ‘wall-to-wall’ plush rugs, a full-length mirror, bedside tables, solar-powered lighting, an armchair and ottoman and space to hang your clothes. Each item has been handmade in Morocco. We have also sourced high-quality individual sprung mattresses, percale cotton sheets, duck down duvets and offer you a choice of synthetic or duck down pillows.
Each tent has its own private bathroom with toilet, dressing area and wash area. High quality soap, shampoo, towels and ‘other goodies’ are provided.
The camps are not ostentatious. Luxury to us means looking after your most immediate needs: providing you with a great night's sleep; making sure you have a cold drink on a hot day, or simply providing you with attentive but discreet service.
Many people like to just unwind in the desert, and we provide you with several chill-out areas where you can read your book, play a game or just daydream whilst lounging in a hammock. If you are feeling restless, there are plenty of activities some of which you can find detailed in our activities page
Main camp or private camp?
The Main Camp is a sociable place. However, there are also plenty of private areas if you need some ‘me’ time.
The Private Camp is perfect if you are a small group or family looking for something exclusive to hire. It is located a 15-minute drive — or 1-hour hike — from the main camp.
The Private Nomadic Camp is perfect if you are seeking isolation, a romantic getaway, or if you would like to trek in the desert. It is located 25 minutes from the Main Camp by 4WD, or 2 to 3 hours hike/camel ride.
Trips from Marrakech
The most popular trip to the camp is the 3, 4 or 5-day return trip from Marrakech. We arrange the private transport in a 4x4 Land Cruiser with an English-speaking driver. Whilst it is possible to travel to the camp in one day, it is a long journey (about 9 hours plus stops), and is far more enjoyable if you can split the trip over two days. This allows plenty of time for you to enjoy the sites and the diverse and beautiful scenery. We can arrange overnight accommodation en route. Our drivers are very knowledgeable, and whilst they know the best places to stop, you can dictate the pace of the trip. See further details in the 3, 4 and 5-day trips from Marrakech.
There is, from October, a direct flight from Marrakech to Zagora on Monday and Wednesday. For further information about this and other flight options (i.e. to Fez and Casablanca) see the commercial flights page.
Trips including Fez
We can arrange 4 or 5-day round trips between Marrakech and Fez. For further details see our 4 and 5-day trip to Fez.
The cost of the main camp is 235 euro per person per night and the cost of the private camps from 275 euro per person per night. This includes all meals, all drinks, camel rides, evening sundowners, guided walks and the informal entertainment around the camp fire. The transport costs 560 euro for a 4-day trip and 700 euro for a 5-day trip.
Why Erg Chigaga?
Erg Chigaga is situated about 9 hours south of Marrakech. Chigaga is not a mainstream destination. It appeals to those seeking adventure, something unique, something off-grid. The camp is 60 km off-road from the nearest town, M’Hamid. The ride to the camp requires a 4WD, through sand, dried out lakes and rocks. Its location ensures there are no tour buses or mass tourism. More often than not you can climb to the top of the dunes, and see no one. It offers perfect solitude and tranquility.
What’s there to do at the camp?
Plenty! Camel trekking, sandboarding, guided walks, climbing the dunes, having lunch at our shaded area deep in the desert, visiting the not-so-nomadic nomads, and enjoying the evening's informal music and drumming around the campfire. 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.
Due to the extreme heat from June to August, we operate a summer camp for one-night stays only. From 8 July to 4 August the camp is closed. See the summer camp page.
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