Abdou grew up in one of the Sub Saharan Berber villages in the Draa Valley. He came from large family and has great experience working with tourist as camel guide, later driver and recently running tour operator company. He get to know Hamid while working together in tourism. They became close friends and made their dream come true, building this magnificent “oasis” in Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
Hamid grew up in the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and knows every sand dune. He has been organizing camel treks and was responsible for many desert camps there. He felt sad that the desert is becoming too busy, full of people. That was his reason developing this Luxury camp to offer still peace of quietness and solitude that the desert should be.
I grew up in Czech Republic and behind the curtain of the regime I dream of all the different countries , languages and cultures people lead out in the world. Since I was 18 years old I left and traveled and also lived in many countries from the United Kingdom, France, Canada USA and then settled in Morocco. I love Morocco, especially the Southern part of the country that has for me a special vibe in the varied and beautiful landscapes and the friendliest people in Morocco.
I lived my entire life in M’hamid. It is a small town on the edge of the Sahara dunes of Erg Chigaga. Here behind our homes the road finishes and stretches for kms of endless deserts. The desert is in my blood in my vibes. I started working in tourism since I was 14 years old guiding tourists into the desert dune on camel caravans. Later I worked with many camps and also established my standard camp. I know Abdou since our childhood and since the success of Desert Luxury Camp in Merzouga we decided to set up similar camp in Erg Chigaga. To this day there is no camp in the area with running water in the bathrooms – we are the only one. We both know the desert well and have greatest appreciation for it especially for the untamed wilderness of Erg Chigaga.
Part of the experience in staying in our camp is to enjoy meals that are prepared with special care.
We have kitchen on the property so all meals are prepared fresh before your arrival from local produced ingredients. We are employing chef that is experienced and learn the art of cooking in one of the culinary schools in Marrakech.
Dinners are always a 3 -courses feast including salads or/and soups, main meal Moroccan typical dish such as different types of tajin, lamb mechoui or seven vegetable couscous followed by desert that is assortment of seasonal fruit and/or pastry.
Breakfast is wide variety of different jams, cheeses, oils, honey. We always offer yogurts and different types of Moroccan pancakes. Often fresh bake bread is serve with your breakfast. Eggs are prepared by order and of course freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee and tea are part of the desert breakfast.
Lunch generally serve as picnic is rather light and includes salad, brochettes or grilled chicken and seasonal fruit.
Since we have kitchen on the property we can tailor to any dietary requirements you might have from vegetarian to gluten free. We also provide on request children meals from pizzas to pasta dishes. If you are celebrating birthdays or honeymoons and like to get cake prepared for you, please let us know in advance.
Dinner can be served either under the stars or in the dining tent, breakfast is served under the morning sun. Don’t forget that cold drinks are always available.
If you like to come only for lunch let us know it can certainly be arranged.
We are learning about how to be the most ecological to the natural environment but we already take the following steps to ensure conscious tourism without leaving negative impact on the environment: