Sahara Safari (3 days)

Discover Kasbahs, Draa Valley & Saharan Dunes at Chegaga

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For those short on time enjoy a taste of the Sahara on this short 3 day/2 nights private Sahara tour. From Marrakech you’ll travel across the High Atlas Mountains to reach a vast desert plain that forms the outer reaches of the Sahara. This is a remarkable land of contrasts with river-fed oasis towns, contorted ancient volcanic wilderness, flourishing valleys, dramatic stone and mud-built Kasbahs and fortified villages known as Ksars. Reaching the Sahara Safari Camp there is time to experience desert wilderness and wonderful oasis scenery. With a choice of nomad tents, deluxe or VIP Caidal tents guests can enjoy an exclusive experience at Sahara Safari Camp. 

Factfile

Duration 3 days / 2 nights Tour Starts Your Marrakech Hotel/Riad
Group Size From 2 to 15 Tour Ends Your Marrakech Hotel/Riad
Trip Type Private Tour Prices From £235 pp
Operating Season September to June Private Departures Daily

Itinerary

Tea in the SaharaAtlas, Ait Benhaddou & Draa Valley

Travelling privately this short Saharan adventure starts from Marrakech and begins with a scenic ascent of the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka pass. After a visit to the impressive World Heritage Kasbah at Ait Benhaddou you’ll traverse the beautiful Draa Valley. Lined with old Kasbahs, Ksour and palm groves, the Draa is regarded as one of the most scenic routes in Morocco.

Into The Saharan WildernessSweeping sand dunes

After a brief stop in Zagora, once the final stop-off for caravans before they entered the endless solitude of the Hamada’s, we reach the Draa Valley village of Ait Isfoul, one of the last major settlements before the Moroccan Sahara. From here the vast Sahara Desert and the welcome comforts of a tented camp await you. Set in a picturesque location and surrounded by a date palm and dune desert landscape, a variety of activities are possible from the Sahara Safari Camp.

En route to the Sahara Safari CampSahara Exploration In Style

Short excursions can be taken to nearby small oases and dunes by 4×4. Alternatively relax in camp, enjoy a walk to nearby mountains, explore the Kasbah and village of Ait Isfoul or take a camel ride. Star-gaze at night and enjoy the setting and rising sun. For guests spending a second or third night in camp there is time to take an adventurous included day trip to the remote wild dunes of Chegaga possibly encountering camel caravans and desert nomads on the way.

A Warm Saharan Welcome

Guests at Sahara Safari Camp always receive a warm Berber welcome and sincere Saharan hospitality from Kamal and his team. Kamal delights in revealing the Moroccan Sahara to guests of Sahara Safari Camp and is a real entertainer.

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Schedule

The timings below are approximate and provided as a general guide.

Day 1  Depart Marrakech 0700 AM. Visit Ait Benhaddou & Kasbahs en route. Arrive camp 1800 PM.
Day 2  Optional activities: AM Camel safari or desert walk. PM Excursion to Chegaga dunes.
Day 3  Depart 0900 AM. Arrive Marrakech 1800 PM.

Prices
Prices Per Person in GBP (£)

1 Person

2 People

3 People

4 People

5+ People

3 days Nomad Tent

£485

£315

£285

£255

£235

Deluxe Tent

£545

£375

£335

£295

£275

VIP Tent

£595

£415

£375

£335

£315

Included

>  Pick-up/drop-off at nearest parking to your Marrakech accommodation.
>  Travel in style in air-conditioned private vehicle with professional driver/guide.
>  2 nights tented accommodation at Sahara Safari Camp in your choice of tent with 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners.

Excluded

>  Other meals, drinks, any entrance fees, tips and items of a personal nature.
>  Optional excursions/activities:  Camel hire (300 MAD per camel for 1-2 hours).

Payment Terms

paypal-visa-mastercardAll bookings are 100% financially protected by the bonding scheme of Specialist Africa Ltd under cover provided by TTA (Travel Trust Association).  We accept payment via bank transfer, Paypal and Visa or Mastercard.  20% deposit payable at confirmation with balance due no later than 56 days before departure. Payment is due in full if your booking is made within 56 days of your tour departure date.

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