Welcome to Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp
Tranquillity, luxury and friendly Berber hospitality in the middle of the desert…
Nick and Bobo’s is the longest established luxury camp in Erg Chigaga. It is situated in a quiet location and surrounded by dunes. The main camp can accommodate 20 people in 10 spacious tents (25 sq m). Each tent is equipped with ‘wall-to-wall’ rugs, solar-powered lighting and handcrafted furniture. Each tent has en-suite bathroom facilities.
For those seeking privacy or a slightly more intimate environment, we have a smaller private camp situated approximately one hour by foot or camel from the main camp (or a 10-minute drive). Our delightful private camp has four en-suite tents and consists of chill-out lounges and hammocks and is nestled in the dunes. The camp can only be booked for exclusive hire.
Why Erg Chigaga?
Erg Chigaga is situated about 9 hours south of Marrakech. Chigaga is not a mainstream destination. It appeals to those seeking adventure, something unique, something off-grid. The camp is 60 km off-road from the nearest town, M’Hamid. The ride to the camp requires a 4WD, through sand, dried out lakes and rocks. It’s location ensure there no tour buses or mass tourism. More often than not you can climb to the top of the dunes, and see no one. It’s perfect solitude and tranquility.
What’s there to do at the camp?
There is plenty to do at the camp:
camel trekking and riding, sandboarding, guided walks, visiting the oasis, visiting the not-so-nomadic nomads, and enjoying the evening’s informal music and drumming around the camp fire. But to many, the ability to slow down, enjoy the vast empty vistas, and step back for a moment to think and reflect, is what makes the trip to the desert so memorable.
The trip to the camp is through a magnificent myriad of different landscapes and is a reason in itself for visiting the desert. It should not be rushed. Most of our guests take a circular route from Marrakech over 4 or 5 days (although it can be done in 3 days), with one night at a guesthouse en route, 2 or 3 nights in the desert and returning to Marrakech, via a more direct but equally stunning route in one day. (See more in the 5, 4 or 3-day trips from Marrakech).
The trips are all private and tailor-made. The transport are in very comfortable, yet rugged, 4WD Land Cruisers. You may stop as often as you like for sightseeing, photography and refreshments.
The cost of the camp is 235 euro per person per night. This includes all meals (including lunches at the camp or oasis or dunes), all drinks, camel rides, evening sundowners and the informal entertainment around the camp fire. The transport costs 560 euro for a 4-day trip and 700 euro for a 5-day trip.
We also organise flexible 7-day packages, including accommodation at our preferred riads in Marrakech, and trips to Fez, Essaouira. The routes we select are often off the beaten track and showcase the best of rural Morocco. Every trip is private and there are no itineraries. More information is available in the packages section.
There are only a limited of internal flights in Morocco. If flying from the Unites States, a good option is to transit in Casablanca and fly to Zagora (3 hours from the camp). Also, if flying from Fez there is a good connecting flight via Casablanca to Zagora. These flights only operate on Mondays and Thursdays.
The camp is closed from 7 June to 1 September due to the extreme summer heat. However, we do operate a summer camp, sleeping one night in the open air under the stars. See more…
If you wish to make an enquiry, please contact Nick at .