Inara Tented Camp

Agafay Desert, Moroccan Desert

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

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Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

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.

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Insider's View

Ask one of the attentive staff members for the best spot to watch the sun set.

This is the perfect spot to get away from it all- be prepared to completely switch off with no wifi or phone signal.

This is the perfect addition to any trip to Morocco.

After dinner, simply sit back and enjoy some star-gazing.

A staff member will show you where to go to watch the sunset. With the sunset on one side, and the goats returning from their graze on the other - it is a truly entertaining time of day!

Stargazing here is spectacular. Before bed, spend some time on your wooden deck watching the milky way twinkle overhead.

For a seriously special experience, take a bottle of bubbles and sit at the hill top to watch the sunset - truly magical!

Switch off from the world, with no technology, no internet, no phone signal - just beautiful, calm surroundings and a starry sky to gaze into at night.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Inara Tented Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Moroccan Desert

Description

Located in the desert just outside Marrakech, Inara Tented Camp, also know as Agafay Tented Camp, offers a secluded retreat for a desert camp experience, where you can try a camel or buggy ride and sleep in a berber tent under the starry sky.

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 Inara 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.

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Accommodation

Inara 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.

Emotion Tent

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.

Childcare

Children are welcome at the Inara Tented Camp, however there are no specific childcare facilities. Some tents can accommodate an extra bed.

Services

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.

Facilities

At Inara 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.

Activities

There is a variety of exciting activities on offer at the Inara 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.

Reviews

5

Sarah Jackson (Staff)

I was unsure of what to expect from a "rocky" desert, however, as I watched the sunset over the rolling outcrop with the picturesque silhouette of a camel in my foreground I could not help but be overwhelmed by this very special place. The highlight for me came at night as the camp was delicately illuminated by lanterns and candles as we relaxed to the sound of a traditional live gnaoua band. The spacious tents held plenty of room and the air conditioning unit, although a little noisy, was a welcome relief from the heat of our summer stay.    

Experiences

  • 4x4 desert safari at Agafay Desert Camp

    Enjoy a thrilling journey in a 4x4 through the Agafay desert going off the beaten track over the bumpy, rocky landscapes with your expert driver.

  • Camel trek at Agafay Tented Camp

    Enjoy a peaceful trek with the desert's most iconic animal. Arabian camels, known as dromedaries, differ to other species featuring a single hump rather than two. Your Berber guide will lead you away from the camp to enjoy breathtaking sunset views.

  • Historical Tour of Marrakech

    Spend the day exploring the winding streets and spice-scented souks of Marrakech with your expert private guide.

Vacation Ideas

  • Classic Morocco

    Marrakech, Agafay Desert & The Atlas Mountains

    from $2600 pp 7 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Agafay Desert, Moroccan Desert

The Agafay Tented Camp is located in the Agafay Desert, around one hour outside of Marrakech.

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