"Glamping in the sand dunes of the Sahara, an experience like no other, run by a local nomadic Berber community with flare and taste."

Need to know

    • 20 tents, capacity 40 people
    • South of Merzouga, Morocco
    • Very flexible check-in and check-out times
    • Camp open all year, though some parts closed during high summer

We love

  • Stargazing in the golden sands of the Sahara
  • The live traditional Berber music every night
  • The hot ‘sand baths’, being buried in the sand as a therapeutic massage
  • Taking a camel ride to see the sunrise in the morning 

Top Secret

The owners are happy to give you a bespoke tour of the local area on request, taking you to see panoramic views of the black sands, local Gnawa music, and amazing traditional Berber shops.

Origins

Founder Hamid grew up travelling the Sahara with his Berber nomad family. He settled more recently, but has an intimate knowledge of the area, and founded Desert Luxury Camp in a unique location deep in the sand dunes. His entrepreneurial spirit from a local perspective has created a beautiful luxurious camp deeply rooted in the local community. 

The Review

Desert Luxury Camp offers the raw nature of the Sahara Desert alongside the comforts that one would expect from a five-star resort. Far off road, away from any manmade infrastructure, entering the camp is like visiting a posh colony on a distant planet.

The owners know how to use their environment to its full potential. Camels circle the periphery, while exceptionally talented chefs prepare local delicacies. Fine Berber carpets and cushions adorn spacious tents, each fitted with fine Moroccan furniture and showers. No sleeping bags or folding chairs here.

Most of the staff grew up in the region, and are happy to share their local knowledge with you. They’re talented musicians, storytellers, and hosts. Each evening traditional songs are sung and drums played hypnotically. They’ve even been known to take guests for meals with their nomad families.

As long as you’re happy with scorching heat, all interests are catered for. Romantic escapes, adventurers seeking Saharan thrills, or large groups looking to party in a unique and mind blowing environment.

Stays here offer constant beautiful and surreal experiences. A mesmerising camel ride, colourful sunset, or intense ‘sandboarding’ experience is quickly followed by a gourmet meal on fine china, surrounded by a vast expanse of golden dunes. Later you can gaze at stars with an otherworldly brightness, and stroll through the desert by moonlight.  

The dedicated, experienced, and innovative team go to great lengths to create a seamless and unmatchable experience. Spectacular nature and pure luxury are combined like nowhere else.

Location

Desert Luxury Camp

  • Address: Hmad Ait Haddou, Ksar Mezouga Taouz, Merzouga 52202, Morocco
  • Travel info: The camp can arrange transportation from anywhere in Morocco, but the closest town in Merzouga. The closest airport to Merzouga is Errachidia, two hours away, or Ouarzazate, five hours away.

Key Features

  • Stunning Views

  • Weddings

  • 24 Hour Services

  • Butler Service

  • Car Parking

  • Restaurant