Azalai Desert Camp Chigaga

Desert Camps in South, Zagora & M'hamid

A small and comfortable bivouac, located on the Chegaga Dunes

ABOUT: Three hours from the Azalai Desert Lodge in Zagora, our luxury desert camp is a luxurious bivouac in serene Saharan isolation.  Spread over sixty acres of Erg Chigaga dunes, it comprises six canvas tents in an unusual style: instead of the usual wools and heavy armchairs, linens have been used to keep things cool, and a chic white-and-beige colour scheme termed as ‘Gentleman Voyageur’.


ROOMS: The four marquee-style accommodation tents are very romantic: think straw mats, lamps and soft shades. King-sized wrought-iron beds, Simmons mattresses, mosquito nets, bathrooms and separate hammams add extra indulgence.  A VIP tent comes with a dedicated butler and its own lounge-library.


FACILITIES: Moroccan-style dinners can either be taken inside the lounge tent, or in ‘open-air dining rooms’ erected in front of your own canvas. Pouffes and cushions are laid out nightly so guests can gaze up at the sensational starscape; a Sky Watcher telescope is also available. The camp can arrange picnics, camel rides and even putting on a temporary mini-green.


EXTRA INFO:  An amazing way to reach the camp is via helicopter from Marrakech, flying over the Atlas Mountains and its oasis valleys.  Alternatively, a Beachcraft plane can be chartered from Marrakech to Zagora (not to the camp itself).  Note that the helicopter may only fly in fine conditions (80% of the time), while the light aircraft can travel in all weathers.  Helicopters cost about £4,350 for one-way trips or returns within 24 hours; add £2,375 per extra night.  Cheaper, a one-way light aircraft trip is around £3,000 for up to nine passengers, with returns approximately £3,400.  Add £200 for each additional day.

For your luxury Sahara Desert Camp holiday, call 0207 112 0019 to discuss your plans.

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