The Sahara is one of the most beautiful wilderness areas on earth. Parts of the Moroccan Sahara suffer from mass-tourism and are over-run with quad bikes, large camps with tents in a line and shared loos – not really the experience either myself or typical guests enjoy.
Together with Mustapha, my Moroccan friend (who was the first Moroccan to lead small group adventure holidays in the 90′s) we reccied and found simply the best location for a camp we could imagine – the Sahara at its very best. Dunes, date-palms, camels, flat-topped mountains not far away, authentic tribal villages and relatively easy access.
After negotiations with tribal elders and after taking inspiration from the design of East African safari tents, the Sahara Safari Camp was pitched.
Our camp is unique in many ways, but we are particularly focused on operating the camp with 10 ‘eco-credentials’ in mind:
- Strict control of water usage, but enough for guests to wash in hot water each day.
- Use of recycled tyres to make buckets and water jugs for showering.
- Use of ‘bio-toi’ loos with bio-degradable bags – avoids harmful chemical loos.
- Use of fresh sustainable produce bought and grown locally in Draa Valley.
- Majority of staff employed from local area. Training and development key.
- Use of camels/mules to supply water and produce – provides income locally.
- No permanent structures to minimise environmental damage.
- Solar and dynamo-powered torches.
- Use of Solar Gorillas.
- Develop and support village projects such as health or education facilities.
You are welcome to our camp – we guarantee you’ll have a wonderful experience!