Erg Chigaga Luxury Private Camp

Location: Desert Morocco | Morocco

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Erg Chigaga Luxury Private Camp is a luxurious safari camp in the Erg Chigaga section of the Moroccan Sahara. A range of activities is on offer in the surrounding area, from sandboarding down the dunes to a relaxing picnic at the nearby oasis. The private camp sits secluded, a ten-minute drive from the main camp.
Perfect forAn exclusive stay in the Moroccan Sahara
In the know
  • Learn the secrets of Moroccan cuisine with cookery classes
  • Explore the Sahara on foot or by camel or quad bike

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  • Landscapes & Scenery
  • Honeymoon
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Erg Chigaga is one of the two Moroccan slices of the Sahara, a sea of golden sand dunes, camels and crystal-clear night skies. The private camp, set apart from the main camp, offers ultimate exclusivity and privacy with all the same facilities and activities as the main camp.

Rooms at Erg Chigaga Luxury Private Camp

The private camp features four en-suite tents, which combine a wilderness setting with comfortable accommodation. The tents feature king-size beds and are furnished with plush rugs, full-length mirrors and armchairs, and lit by solar-powered lamps. All the furnishings are hand-made in Morocco. The tents have en-suite bathrooms with toilets, dressing tables and pewter buckets for washing.

Food & Drink

Food at Erg Chigaga is traditionally Moroccan, with hearty tagines and stews on offer alongside light salads and couscous dishes. The food is particularly varied considering the camp’s remote location, and special dietary requirements will happily be catered for in advance. Dinner is served under the stars, and will often be accompanied or followed by a live musical performance. An extensive range of drinks, including beer and wine, are available throughout the day.

Facilities

Given the chronic water shortages – this is the Sahara Desert, after all – your en-suite bathroom doesn’t have a shower but instead has buckets filled with water for washing. It goes without saying that there’s no pool, either; but there is a daybed area, a nice place to relax on some cushions with a good book.

Activities at Erg Chigaga Luxury Private Camp

If you can bear the early start, a walk out into the sand dunes for sunrise is a beautiful way to start the day. There are several ways to explore the dunes, from quad biking and guided walks to sandboarding, while a ride on a camel – the ‘ships of the desert’ – remains a classic desert activity. A picnic lunch is another popular activity, either in the desolation of the sand dunes or at a nearby oasis, which sits seven kilometres away.

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Hotel location

The nearest airport to the camp is in Zagora, around three hours away by private transfer. The airport welcomes regular flights from Marrakech, Casablanca and Fez.

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