Merzouga lies on the outskirts of Erg Chebbi, a swath of Saharan Desert located in the south-eastern corner of Morocco. Desert Luxury Camp is located a half hour’s drive from the small village of Merzouga, by itself amidst countless, ever-changing sand dunes. Of the nearly 200 desert camps in the vicinity, Desert Luxury is the only camp in this particular area, so you will feel like you have the whole desert to yourself (save for a few nomads!)
No matter where in Morocco you are coming from, the staff at DLC will ensure you get here safely and comfortably. You can arrange for a car and driver to pick you up from major cities, and if you are taking the bus in to Merzouga from elsewhere, you can expect to be picked up in town and transported into the dunes.
When you arrive, you will be welcomed with traditional mint tea, introduced to the staff (who by the end of your stay will feel more like family), and shown to your air-conditioned tent. There is electricity, so you’ll be able to charge your phone, laptops, and camera batteries before bed, and enjoy ambient lighting if you stay up late reading.
Your tent is also fully equipped with a toilet, sink, and shower, which will make you feel like royalty, especially after a day out in the dunes!
In cold winter months or hot summer time during the night time hours there is AC to warm you up or cool you down so you sleep comfortably. In winter months you can also request heating blankets.
Desert Luxury Camp may be the only accommodation of its kind in the world, as there is an in-ground swimming pool just a moment’s walk from each guests’ tent! The pool is located within its own tent pavilion, which keeps it clean and cool: the absolute perfect place to escape the heat of the Sahara and relax in the middle of the afternoon.
There are multiple places to lounge, find shade or shelter, or a corner to tuck up throughout camp. Rest assured you will find your own space and feel as if you have the whole place to yourself.
The main dining tent is where you’ll spend mornings sipping coffee, lunch hours chatting with fellow guests, and the evenings over long, luxurious dinners. After the evening meal is served, you’ll be treated to a night of local music and even dancing! If the weather permits, you’ll take in a view of the stars under the vast night sky, along with a large bonfire erected in the centre of the camp.