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Zagora & M'hamid - gateway for holidays in the Sahara

Site of the iconic sign ‘Timbuctu 52 jours’, the desert outpost of Zagora has been a caravan halt for at least 500 years. You can shop for jewellery with Berber, Muslim and Jewish motifs in the nearby mellah of Amazraou. If you’re feeling energetic, a climb up the Jebel Zagora will give you a splendid view over the Draa Valley. 

M'hamid is a small desert town about an hours drive south of Zagora and the place from where the real desert fun commences!  The stepping off place for desert camps at Erg Chigaga and other areas of the Sahara.  Can be dusty when there is wind and I have experienced a major sand storm in M'Hamid once which I have to say was quite scary.  This little gateway town to the Sahara is a very exciting and beautiful place to visit.  Beyond stretch 4,800 kilometres of desert.

Azalai Desert Lodge, Zagora, Morocco

Azalai Desert Lodge

South & Sahara desert hotels
4 nights from £ 384 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Half-board as part of a multi centre holiday with transfers (flights NOT included).

An 8-room retreat / hotel with a separate desert camp 

Luxury Desert Camp, Zagora, Morocco

Luxury Desert Camp Chigaga

Desert Camps in South
2 nights from £ 326 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Half-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

A small and luxurious bivouac, located on the Chegaga Dunes.

Dar Azawad Zagora Morocco

Dar Azawad

South & Sahara desert hotels
2 nights from £ 115 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Half-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

A truly lovely little place to stay in the desert.

Hotel La Fibule Zagora Morocco

La Fibule

South & Sahara desert hotels
2 nights from £ 88 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Half-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Small family run hotel of great charm and character, built in typical kasbah style and made from pise.

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Trip was big success with my daughter!

Hi Max
Thanks for reaching out…trip was big success with my daughter
However:
- driving was too long to the sand dunes from Ouarzazate ( 7h on the Saturday-9 on the Monday)- my fault…had forgotten how long drive through mountains/Draa valley is
- I got food poising ; was very sick ; luckily Dar Ahlam staff was very helpful upon arrival/that evening…may be ...

P.G.

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