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Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp

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Adventure Camping at Erg Chigaga in the Sahara, Morocco Zagora  Morocco

Adventure Camping at Erg Chigaga in the Sahara, Morocco

In the western Sahara Desert, surrounded by red dunes, Erg Chigaga could be mistaken for a campsite on Mars. The remoteness is part of the appeal. A day might start with a camel ride followed by a picnic beneath a tamarix tree, then drinks atop some of Morocco’s highest dunes. After dinner, guests gather around the fire to listen to Berber ballads sung to the beat of goatskin drums. Tents have solar-powered lighting, wall-to-wall rugs, duvet-covered beds, and en suite bathrooms. Buckets of water take the place of showers. This is the desert, after all.
From $254, all-inclusive.

This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.