Dar Ahlam Nomad Camp
Sahara Desert, Moroccan Desert, Morocco
At a Glance
Luxurious tents allow you to experience the desert in the utmost style
Get completely off the beaten track in the dunes of the Sahara Desert
Enjoy a drink as the sun sets behind the dunes, before a special dinner around the campfire
Sit back and admire the incredible sight of thousands of stars in the night sky
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) among the dunes is best avoided, as blistering temperatures climb to the high 30's, however the fresher, cooler Dar Ahlam Valley of the Roses Camp is provided as an alternative at this time of year. Dar Ahlam closes each year during July.
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The majestic tents of Dar Ahlam Nomad Camp stand alone in southern Morocco's Sahara Desert. At this exclusive camp you can enjoy an authentic desert experience with all modern luxuries as you admire the sight of the golden dunes and starry night sky.
Hidden among the dunes of Erg Chigaga in the south of Morocco, Dar Ahlam Nomad Camp offers a private and unique experience. Set up as an exclusive camp, with just your private tent surrounded by the golden sands of the Sahara Desert, this is as secluded as it gets.
Around a five-hour drive from Dar Ahlam and the town of Ouarzazate, the Dar Ahlam Nomad Camp is well worth the journey. You'll be taken in a 4X4 over the Tizi-n-Bachkoum pass, through valleys and past gorges before stopping for a delicious lunch. Finally, you arrive in the desert, driving across the sand to the tents of your own private camp.
The billowing white tents at Dar Ahlam Nomad Camp allow guests to have the true desert experience, yet provide all necessary amenities. Beautifully decorated, the tents use local furnishings and products to offer an authentic Moroccan atmosphere. The tents are extremely spacious with a double bed, an en-suite bathroom, a comfortable lounge area with piles of cushions and Berber fabrics, as well as a private outdoor seating area offering views across the Sahara. This is the perfect place to sit back and relax with a drink and admire the rolling peaks of the dunes.
Spend your evening here exploring the dunes, watching as the sunlight and shadows dance across the sand. Follow the lantern-lit paths through the desert to your private dining table and discover the very best of traditional Moroccan cuisine. Enjoy Berber-style dishes with a glass of wine under the incredible night sky and soak up the fantastic atmosphere.
Guests staying at the exclusive-use Dar Ahlam Nomad Camp will be able to watch the beautiful stars above from a private, well-appointed tent. The camp can provide up to 15 tents, all of which are spacious, offering a double bed, a living room with comfortable and authentic cushions as well as a private terrace for you to take in the fantastic scenery around you. The tents also each offer an en-suite bathroom with a chemical toilet and shower facilities.
Children are welcome at Dar Ahlam Nomad Camp, however there are no specific childcare facilities.
At Dar Ahlam Nomad Camp a candle-lit table is set up for a private dining experience among the sand dunes, or around the atmospheric campfire. Here traditional Moroccan cuisine is served, such as tagine and harira, and the dishes are perfectly accompanied by the shining stars in the sky above.
Morocco in ultimate luxury
Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Skoura & the Sahara Desert
from £7800 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
- Combine the Atlas Mountains, a night in the a private desert camp, the palm groves of Skoura and bustling Marrakech
- Stay in luxurious hotels throughout your trip for a superbly indulgent adventure
- Ideal from October to April, to avoid the worst of the desert's heat
Location & directions
Sahara Desert, Moroccan Desert, Morocco
Dar Ahlam Nomad Camp is located in the Erg Chigaga Desert, a five-hour drive from Dar Ahlam or Ouarzazate. You will be provided a transfer to the desert in a 4X4 from either location. The Valley of the Roses Camp is located to the east, a two-hour drive from Dar Ahlam.
How to get there
Most international visitors arrive via Marrakech’s Menara Airport. Dar Ahlam is a 4-hour 30-minute drive from Marrakech through the Atlas Mountains. Alternatively, from Casablanca, you can catch a domestic Royal Air Maroc flight to Ouarzazate, which is 45 minutes from Dar Ahlam. There are also international flights from Paris to Ouarzazate. You will then be transfered to the Nomad Camp from Dar Ahlam.
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