Agafay Tented Camp
Agafay Desert, Morocco
Located in the desert around an hour from Marrakech, Agafay Tented Camp offers a secluded retreat for a desert camp experience. For a little adventure, try a camel or buggy ride through the desert before relaxing in the comfort of your Berber tent.
At a Glance
A desert experience just a short drive from Marrakech
Stay in a traditional Berber Tent
Set out on a camel trek or a 4x4 excursion
Dine under an endless starry sky
Ask one of the attentive staff members for the best spot to watch the sun set.Ashling Mulkeirins
This is the perfect spot to get away from it all- be prepared to completely switch off with no wifi or phone signal.Ashling Mulkeirins
Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Agafay Tented Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Moroccan Desert
Tucked away between the bustling streets of Marrakech and the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains, the Agafay Desert offers a taste of the Moroccan desert experience without the long days of driving that the Sahara requires. Just one hour from Marrakech, here you'll have the chance to escape the busy city and learn about the Berbers' nomadic way of life.
The accommodation at Agafay Tented Camp is in private caidal tents, typically Moroccan in style, offering the classic desert experience but with added modern amenities. The tents are welcoming and comfortable, with king-sized or twin beds, a sitting area and an en-suite bathroom featuring a small shower, with both hot and cold running water, and a flushing toilet.
At night the ambience of the desert comes alive as you relax to the sounds of traditional Berber musicians and enjoy the endless starry sky and peace of your desert surrounds.
One of the highlights of Agafay must be the staff, comprising of 2 different families who have traveled from their native desert south they create a welcoming family atmosphere with incredible levels of hospitality making it very hard to leave!
The rolling rocky landscapes may not have the golden sands of the Sahara but the remote location and mountain background still offers a very special ambience making this a great addition to a stay in vibrant Marrakech. This is also the perfect place to bring out your adventurous side with a wide range of thrilling activities available including quad bikes, camel treks and dune buggies.
Agafay Tented Camp features 10 typically Moroccan Caidal tents which measure roughly 30 square meters (100 square foot), with a king-size or twin beds, seating area and en-suite bathroom area. The bathrooms provide hot and cold water in the basic, but functional, shower and washbasin, as well as a flushing toilet.
The 7 Emotion tents are set with panoramic views over the surrounding rocky desert. The spacious tents feature a small seating area with plenty of space for baggage storage and have a connecting bathroom separated by a canvas door.
Children are welcome at the Agafay Tented Camp, however there are no specific childcare facilities. Some tents can accommodate an extra bed.
At Agafay Tented Camp meals are taken in separate dining tents, where traditional Moroccan dishes are served. Enjoy delicious recipes such as tagine and harira followed by an array of mouth-watering Moroccan pastries.
There is a variety of exciting activities on offer at the Agafay Tented Camp, from camel rides to quad biking and hiking through the nearby gorge.
We can organize for a special dinner under the stars or a 4x4 safari with a pic-nic.
Please be aware that due to the remote location there is limited phone signal and no wi-fi at the camp- the perfect excuse to switch off and enjoy your surroundings.
Location & Directions
Agafay Desert, Morocco
The Agafay Tented Camp is located in the Agafay Desert, around one hour outside of Marrakech.
When to go
Late autumn (September to November) and early spring (February to April) are the best time to visit, with daytime temperatures in the 20's and low 30's Celsius. You can also go in midwinter (December to January) if you don't mind the chilly nights (typically 5-10 Celsius). Midsummer (June to August) is best avoided, as blistering temperatures climb to the high 30's.