Our camp is in a quiet corner of the majestic sand dunes of the Moroccan Sahara.
The camp is a simple, traditional affair with Berber tents in a quiet part of the Erg Chebbi dunes and about an hour and a half walk from the village of Hassalbied.
It's simply a spectacular place that can be reached either on foot or by camel, and daily supplies are brought in by quad.
A nearby well gives us a little water to wash with and the food is prepared by our local team of local Berber nomads.
There are mattresses and blankets, and we have a shaded area set up to hide from the heat of the day.
There is no electricity and so we eat by candle light. There is no reception for cell phones - unless you climb a dune!
Surroundings & ActivitiesThere are many walks that can be made in the sand dunes.
Gear & supplies
We don't provide any extra supplies but one can make yoga on the blankets.
Total number of rooms: 4
The rooms are communal tents in the camp and each can sleep 8 people.
One can also grab a mattress and go to sleep out under the stars.
Food types available: Vegetarian & VeganWe eat traditional Moroccan food of bread with olive oil, date syrup, jam and oiives in the morning, soup in the afternoon with dates, peanuts and wafers, and a tasty tajine casserole at night.
Can a retreat leader bring a personal chef? Yes
Closest city with major airport that attendees would fly into: Marrakech
Travel time to closest airport: It's an 11 hour bus ride.
Transportation from airport to venue: The best option is to reserve tickets on the Supratours bus from Marrakech to Merzouga which departs each morning at 08.30.
For teachers leading a group retreat
Deposit to reserve the venue: Yes. 2000 euros.
Price range per day per attendee (for a group retreat)
It depends on the group size but around 60 euros a day per person.
Price Description & Conditions
The price includes all the accommodation, food, water and transport of luggage.
If you wish to ride in to the camp by camel that would be extra.
We can also arrange all transport logisitics including bus tickets, meeting guests at the airport etc
a 50% refund.
“Silence is an abstract feeling. I am sitting here on a sand dune all alone, somewhere outside time and space, with no connection to the outside world, there is only here and now. It’s a magical feeling to be in contact with nature, on natures principles. Accepting the silence and the emptiness and letting go of the control of life, just adapting to what is real, here and now.” (Sarah Markussen)
“You go to the camp, with nothing but You
And all you can give is nothing but You
But what you receive is more than you can carry home.
In the desert there is no one who judges you, nothing that puts pressure on you and no distraction of your concentration. The experience is unique and the memories are still so present and make me feel so warm and free.” (Sabrina Harsch)
The tranquility of the desert is great for a reset of perspective, all my big problems back home shrink to small problems. (Michael Modin)
An unmissable experience. (Mike Alexander)