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Luxury Glamping in the Stony Agafay Desert

Posted by Alecia Cohen on March 29, 2021 at 5:50 AM


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The White Camel Luxury Camp and Agafay Desert Lodge is located just 45 minutes from the Red City of Marrakech and a one-of-a-kind property in Morocco. The Agafay Stony Desert’s landscape lends itself to this luxurious campsite designed and created for travelers looking to go off the beaten path for a desert experience yet don’t have the time to head down south. The Agafay desert can be reached by those touring Marrakech. White Camel Lodge created an intimate and exclusive, white styled Bedouin village of glamorous lodges and one-of-a-kind luxury tents.

The Agafay desert is a charming destination offering unparalleled beauty at the edge of Marrakech ideal for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and sunset chasers. The Agafay Desert is an ideal place to disconnect and reconnect. Adventure seekers and nature lovers have a range of mountain biking, hiking, horseback, quad, and camel trekking activities to choose from. For those who want to indulge further, spa massage options along with astronomy evening and star mapping is also available.  The White Camel swimming pool in Agafay is the heart of the camp ideal to recharge your batteries. The stony desert is home to rugged mountain ridges, canyons, and resilient fauna and flora.

Agafay is also a location that calls to photography enthusiasts who find inspiration in the natural beauty and daily scenes from the local Berber community. For those who appreciate astrology, Agafay is an open-air planetarium. Each of White Camel's 10 lodges have the spirit of an organic five star hotel and the soul of the great Agafay desert. Spaciously designed, every lodge has an expansive glass wall with a sunset or sunrise facing view and a king size bed. High canopy style ceilings, natural fibers, minimalist furniture, and earthy colors connect the dreamy essence from inside to outside. Berber carpets, sequined pillows and flowing curtains  of the lodge abutt the Agafay dunes. Each lodge has its own private facilities featuring a hot-water shower and sink. Outside each lodge, a stony cabana fitted with cushions and an uninterrupted Atlas Mountains. White Camel offers 20 Premium Luxurious Bedouin style tents with captivating canyon views from each room.Most are secluded and create the effect of being alone in Agafay. Each luxury tent features a twin size or king size customized wood bed. A mix of traditional Berber and modern Moroccan architecture inspire the designs style of this Agafay gem.

The tents are equipped with a hot water shower along with a private wooden terrace complete with Berber cushions and chairs well placed to observe the starlit desert sky. Sought after for it’s fine cuisine, White Camel has two signatory restaurants where guests can indulge in delicious Moroccan fare. The contemporary Singita restaurant was created with nature as its muse. It is luxuriously designed high ceiling room is wrapped in natural light and offers 360-degree views of the Agafay desert from all sides.Open for  breakfast, lunch, and dinner Singita offers the option of a High Atlas Mountain, pool, or desert oasis facing views.

The 360-degree panorama Nomad Oasis restaurant is a coveted venue at the White Camel. It is boasts wide-open air views of the surrounding campsite. From your traditional low set table, you can enjoy scenes of the rolling desert hills, olive trees, ferns, and unforgettable sunset views. The Oasis interior is fitted with elegant white Berber poufs and white patterned Amazigh carpets that reflect a naturalistic value. The chef’s speciality at White Camel is marinated beef meat from the Moroccan highlands with prune and almands served on a traditional Tagine, also Chicken Tagine With Olives And Preserved Lemons. Fresh vegetables, salad and herbs also accompany dinner. Extraordinary Moroccan wines complete the culinary experience amidst the desert.

Categories: Morocco Tours, Marrakesh, Morocco Riads & Hotels

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