Sahara Desert 

Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp

Hello and welcome to Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp! Here, we offer tranquility, luxury, and friendly Berber hospitality right in the heart of the desert. Since 2010, Nick and Bobo’s camp has been providing discreet, understated luxury, creating an unforgettable desert adventure infused with simple elegance.

An All-Inclusive Desert Experience

Our camps are all-inclusive, ensuring that your stay is as comfortable and worry-free as possible. This includes all meals, drinks, camel rides, and activities (with the exception of quad biking). Our goal is to combine the thrill of a desert adventure with the comforts of luxury.

Our Camps: Main, Private, and Private Nomadic

We operate three distinct camps to cater to different preferences:

  • Main Camp: Featuring 13 en-suite tents, including three family tents with additional twin bed tents attached. While this camp has a sociable atmosphere, it also provides numerous chillout areas for privacy.

  • Private Camp: With 5 tents, this camp is ideal for small groups or families seeking an exclusive experience. It is located a 15-minute drive or a one-hour hike from the Main Camp.

  • Private Nomadic Camp: This unique setup includes just one tent, perfect for those seeking complete isolation. Located 25 minutes from the Main Camp by 4WD or a 2-3 hour hike/camel ride, it offers unmatched solitude with no other camps in sight.

Why Erg Chigaga?

Erg Chigaga is a hidden gem about 9 hours south of Marrakech, appealing to those seeking adventure and a unique off-grid experience. The camp is 60 km off-road from the nearest town, M’Hamid, requiring a 4WD journey through sand, dried-out lakes, and rocky terrain. This remote location ensures a tranquil environment with no tour buses or mass tourism, allowing you to enjoy the desert’s solitude and beauty.

Inside the Tents

Our tents are spacious (over 25 sq m) and thoughtfully designed to maximize comfort. Each tent includes a king-size bed (convertible to two singles), plush rugs, a full-length mirror, bedside tables, solar-powered lighting, an armchair, an ottoman, and space to hang clothes. Every item is handmade in Morocco, and we provide high-quality sprung mattresses, percale cotton sheets, duck down duvets, and a choice of pillows.

Each tent has a private bathroom with a Western-style flushable toilet, a dressing area, and a wash area. We provide high-quality soap, shampoo, towels, and other amenities. Instead of showers, we use a bucket wash system to conserve water, offering a surprisingly enjoyable and eco-friendly alternative.

Activities and Entertainment

At Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp, there is plenty to do! Enjoy camel trekking, sandboarding, guided walks, climbing the dunes, or having lunch in our shaded desert areas. Visit local families or partake in evening music and drumming around the campfire. Activities don’t need to be pre-booked; you can decide what to do once you arrive. Many guests appreciate the opportunity to slow down, take in the vast landscapes, and reflect in this peaceful environment.

Luxury Defined

Our luxury is not ostentatious but focused on your immediate needs: a great night’s sleep, refreshing drinks on hot days, delicious food, and an authentic desert experience. We provide several chillout areas for relaxation, where you can read, play games, or simply daydream. Our aim is to offer a unique, memorable adventure that you’ll talk about with excitement for years to come.

Popular Trips and Packages

Our most popular trip is the 4-day return journey from Marrakech, which includes one night at a guesthouse en route and two nights in the desert. We also offer a 5-day trip with three nights at the camp and a 3-day trip with two nights at the camp. Additionally, we provide a 5-day trip from Marrakech to Fez, showcasing the best of rural Morocco.

We can arrange custom packages that include accommodations in Marrakech and other parts of Morocco. Our package templates are just starting points; we tailor trips to meet your specific desires.

Transportation

Reaching Erg Chigaga requires a 4WD vehicle, as the camp is located 60 km from M’Hamid through challenging desert terrain. We use durable and comfortable Toyota Land Cruisers, and our expert drivers ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Alternatively, you can self-drive to M’Hamid, where we will collect you.

Environmental Responsibility

We take our environmental responsibility seriously. Our electricity is solar-powered, with a generator for emergencies. We limit air conditioning to preserve the authenticity of the experience and reduce energy consumption. Our bucket wash system conserves water, offering an eco-friendly alternative to showers.

Booking Information

Our camps are open from September 1 to June 15, closing during the extreme summer heat. To book a trip, email us, and we’ll respond within 6 hours. We are not associated with any internet booking agencies to avoid confusion with other camps.

Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp (Nick & Bobo’s) promises a unique, luxurious desert adventure, blending comfort with the untouched beauty of the Sahara. We look forward to welcoming you to our oasis of tranquility.