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.

 

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Featured Hotels
Azalai Desert Lodge, Zagora, Morocco
4 nights from £ 434 per person Based on 2 adults including Half-board as part of a multi centre holiday with transfers (flights NOT included)   info

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

sahara sky observatory hotel zagora morocco
2 nights from £ 131 per person Based on 2 adults including Half-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included)   info

Star gazing observatory hotel in the Sahara desert!

Dar Azawad Zagora Morocco
2 nights from £ 148 per person Based on 2 adults including Half-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included)   info

A truly lovely little place to stay in the desert.

Homme Bleue Sahara Desert Camp Holiday at Chigaga
2 nights from £ 187 per person Based on 2 adults including Half-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included)   info

A small camp for upto 9 people, 3km beyond Dar Azawad

Kasbah Asmaa Zagora Southern Morocco
2 nights from £ 117 per person Based on 2 adults including Half-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included)   info

Small charming and simple oasis hotel on the edge of Zagora.

Hotel La Fibule Zagora Morocco
2 nights from £ 128 per person Based on 2 adults including Half-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included)   info

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

Luxury Desert Camp, Zagora, Morocco
2 nights from £ 566 per person Based on 2 adults including Half-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included)   info

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

Camel trekking and walking holidays in Morocco

4 day camel trek

This 4-day Sahara adventure will show you stunning desert areas and experience sleeping out in the desert.

Camel trek and Picnic in the Sahara

Picnic in the Dunes

A trip into the dunes with a camel-ride and picnic

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