60 km south west of M’Hamid are the dramatic dunes of Erg Chegaga – an epic sandscape where you can find peaks that rise to heights of 300m. The golden crescents are all you would imagine of the Sahara and more – breath-taking both by day and night, and especially at dawn and dusk. Tucked in among them are small, semi-permanent camps which offer peace and tranquillity and an amazing overnight stay. An amazing desert experience – not to be missed!
Where To Stay
> LUXURY CAMP ERG CHEGAGA
Surrounded by beautiful dunes, this luxury camp is a mix of Berber style and modern comforts. Owned by Nick Garsten and run by Bobo, his Moroccan partner, our guests are always incredibly well looked after and enjoy this unique experience of staying overnight in the Moroccan desert. Take in the wide, star-filled skies, the guided camel trips, sandboarding on the dunes and comfortable tent accommodation at this unforgettable location.
> DAR AHLAM PRIVATE CAMP
For a luxurious camping experience under the starry desert skies, stay at Dar Ahlam’s private camp. With ensuite facilities and a private terrace for each tent, this is glamorous camping and an unforgettable custom-made experience. Arrive at the camp by 4x4 or by helicopter and enjoy high quality service from Dar Ahlam’s staff. Privacy, luxury, elegance and adventure combined.
> PRIVATE LUXURY CAMP
Experience the desert overnight, away from the crowds in your own private luxury camp. We can design this to suit your needs and your group and know our favourite spots in the desert to make this experience just right for you. All the elements will be arranged for you: cosy, luxurious tents, excellent food, camel trekking and comfortable 4x4s so that you travel in style. Contact us for more details.
What To Do
> CAMEL TREKKING
Camels have long been the traditional way to voyage across the Sahara, covering vast distances in silence and solitude… Get a authentic glimpse of the life of the desert dwellers on our personally arranged camel treks and experience the sandy dunes as you ride high on camel-back!
> 4X4 TRIPS
We offer bespoke 4x4 tours in Morocco so that you can travel in comfort and see all that this amazing country has to offer. Let us help you design your journey and itinerary so that you can witness the wonders of the desert and take in Erg Chegaga, some of the most magnificent sand dunes in Morocco.
Best time to visit :
October to May
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Journey Time :
10 hrs from M'Kech