The desert can be a busy place! We cater for a complete range of activities to suit most ages and interests so when making your booking let us know what your preferences are and we will ensure your maximum enjoyment. But swimming pools are out!
Perhaps the most iconic symbol of the desert is the camel or dromedary and no trip to Morocco is complete without a camel ride – short or longer. If you wish just for an hour’s ride near the camp then we are happy to arrange that, but for the more adventurous, over night trips or longer can be organised to suit your time and budget. Treading softly across the sands is a timeless way to journey and will open your eyes to the real desert environment – the wildlife, the tenacious flora clinging to life with deep roots tapping into unseen water sources, shifting, sighing sands; the sound of silence. Overnight under the stars will leave you with stunning memories of shooting stars and a Milky Way you will never forget. More
Walking with a guide in the camp vicinity can be illuminating, for the desert is far from empty. Many small creatures make this stunning but harsh environment their home although they are generally shy and it will take an experienced guide to find them. Night time forays with the guide will also amaze you as many desert creatures are nocturnal.
Within short drives from the camp are several interesting and historical oases, watering places for nomads & their herds or with ancient, sacred connections for the local tribes. Some of these have been visited by nomads and camel caravans for centuries as they travelled well worn trading routes across the Sahara.
The desert is a photographer’s biggest landscape! The dramatic vistas, bright natural light, and intense colours can give your pictures extra dimensions that will impress for many years. Make sure you have plenty of memory on your camera SD cards and bring spare, charged batteries; also protective dust proof bags for your equipment.
The desert night sky is remarkably free of light and other pollution giving you an amazing opportunity to view the stunning constellations and incredible pathway of the Milky Way as it stretches across the sky. Stay out long enough and you are sure to see shooting stars. Members of our staff will gladly help identify the various constellations twinkling brightly above you.
Yoga is the ultimate uniting of mind, body and spirit but attempting to achieve this often requires a special space, a special place, a special silence. The majestic dunes of Erg Chegaga offer an unmatched, evocative, spiritual environment in which the essential elements of yoga will naturally blend. Whether you want a quiet corner of solitude and absolute beauty or prefer the support of a club, we offer the camp to small or larger groups and guarantee a truly extraordinary experience. Bring your instructors, teachers and your friends and leave the rest to us!