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Azawad Luxury Desert Camp

Ksar Tannamoste, Merzouga 52202 Morocco
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#23 of 159 campsites in Merzouga
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Azawad luxury Desert Camp is a new fashioned accommodation mixing modernity and authenticity. Located in the heart of Erg Chebbi sand dunes a couple of miles from the village of Merzouga. The accommodation offers different categories of rooms in the shape of nomadic tents, decorated with the finest Berber art crafted materials and furnished with bright modern equipments.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
Hiking
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Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Skiing
Evening entertainment
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VIP room facilities
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 1 more
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FlexGirl58 wrote a review Oct 2023
New York City52 contributions10 helpful votes
Beds like slabs of concrete with sheets that are too small for bed. One USB port for whole room, no outlets. No AC (which is understandable), but not even a ceiling fan. Handheld shower nozzle with weak stream and tepid water at best. Food is cold and tasteless. Wait staff is barely acceptable, but they were kowtowing to a table of very loud Spaniards, and we got minimal service. A smile from them can only go so far. The camp’s roadside greeting place in town (where you wait to get the camel or 4x4 into camp) has a riad and a pool area. After a day of touring the surrounding towns, we were told a Jeep would drive us back to camp soon. We waited an hour and fifteen minutes before we started inquiring. A very rude employee whose name I didn’t get said that it only takes us 15 minutes to get to camp but it takes the camel people an hour and a half which didn’t make any sense to me because we were there before them either way. Do not recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Megan F wrote a review Sept 2023
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Camp was gorgeous! Private tent with king size bed, toilet and shower. The temperature didn't drop over night so it is hot still, and the ride to and from the camp is about 1.5 hours We were told the turbans were necessary, they aren't particularly there were people who didn't bother. Brilliant over night camp - try stargazing at 1 am! Can see many constellations.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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OzTonto wrote a review May 2023
Melbourne, Australia235 contributions101 helpful votes
Stayed one night with our tour group. For accommodation described as luxurious I would have thought that some type of cooling such as a fan might have been provided. Even our Moroccan tour guide commented that there should be fans in the tents. It was extremely hot the afternoon we arrived so our supposedly luxury tents were very hot and stuffy and too uncomfortable for a restful sleep. My tent did have its own private bathroom facilities. Based on my experience I would not recommend this accommodation.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Bridget S wrote a review Feb 2023
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While the room was comfortable enough, we found the experience to be too commercial for us. We took a camel ride to the camp and while my husband and I were by oursleves we travelled in a caravan of about 15 people. The desert itself while looks beautiful you only touch a section of it so can always see town / camps and the desert has a mixture of a lot of people on camels, ATVs, 4x4’s racing around. If you like biking and sand boarding and commercial spots with lots of activities this would be more to your liking. Similar to other reviews I’ve seen, the staff were nice enough but did get the sense they’re there to create a party vibe for big groups. The food was average and strangely enough while it’s an all inclusive type package things like water you need to pay for. Breakfast was very rushed in the morning and we were left a bit confused with no clear instruction of departure time. The rooms were comfortable but the water was luke warm so just a warning in the cold winter months. Tents are very close together and though we had a luxury camp with a private bathroom, privacy is a luxury here. The icing on the cake for us was when we went back to main hotel in the morning and while we were waiting for our transfer we tried to get a cup of coffee that we were happy to pay for and the waiter was really rude to us brushing us off twice with a “I’m busy”. Would recommend this company if you’re young, big group and looking for some commercial fun otherwise would suggest exploring other options.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ramkumar V wrote a review Feb 2023
Atlanta, Georgia28 contributions23 helpful votes
Initial reception at this desert camp this evening was not good, particularly after staying in a Riad at Fes where the service was excellent, and their front office was very friendly. It was a disappointing experience so far at the time of checking in after a sunset camel ride on a cold evening. Hope will have a better experience before check out tomorrow morning after resting in a warm environment. This set up is not geared or has any clue on service for world travelers.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tariq L wrote a review Jan 2023
Chicago, Illinois14 contributions4 helpful votes
Azawad Luxury Camp was a solid choice for our group in December. We arrived from Dades Gorge to Azawad's hotel in Merzouga. We took an hour long camel ride to the Azawad luxury camp in the desert. It is surprisingly very nice accomodations with hot water, electricity, and other amenities considering you are in the Sahara desert. Room 12, a triple room, is the closest to the hot water tank. Stay here and you will have plenty of hot water. Lower the numbers, 1/2/3, and you might not be lucky with hot water. Our group stayed here in December and it was around 40 degree Fahrenheit at night. Needless to say it was cold! Our tour guide had arranged for heaters for all our rooms. But staff wanted 600 Moroccan dirhams to put the heater in each room! After our guide called the camp, all our rooms received heaters which were sufficient to keep our rooms warmer at night. Beds were comfy and comforters were heavy duty. Bathroom was clean. There is just a cloth curtain between room and bathroom. Tent floor was mostly carpeted which was good. Dinner was really good. We had asked for extra grilled items in advance which the staff had it prepared. Entertainment at night was decent. Staff provided a couple of sand boards, free of charge, and kids in our group enjoyed them thoroughly.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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June H wrote a review Jan 2023
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We stayed at the camp as part of an organized tour. It was fantastic to ride a camel which we rode to the camp. Once at camp we were informed that the upgraded rooms we booked we were not available. Our booking was for a private shower in each tent. Instead we got private tents with a communal shower and toilets for about 25 people. Shower had no amenities like soap or shampoo although a towel was provided. The food was so-so. Expect tomato soup, tagine, and an orange for dessert which is the same thing you’ll be eating at every restaurant in every restaurant in Morocco. The nights are very cold in Dec and we wore multiple layers to go to bed. No heat in the tents, no extra blankets available on site. The entertainment was someone beating a drum into the early hours of the morning. We took everything in stride considering that we were in the middle of nowhere.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Nikhil R. wrote a review Dec 2022
Arlington, Virginia16 contributions3 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I stayed at Azawad as part of our organized tour in Morocco. Overall, we had an average experience. Our biggest gripe was the lack of warm water. We went in late-December where temperatures drop as low as 0 degrees Celsius. At the minimum, we were hoping for warm water given the cold temperatures outside. However, during our 12-14 hours at camp, the water was consistently cold which made showering nearly impossible. I told the employees at camp about the issue which they said they would look into; however, it didn't seem like they were able to fix it. Given that the the camp represents itself as "luxury", we thought this is something they should easily be able to offer. The tent itself was pretty nice, with a comfortable bed and lots of blankets. Dinner and breakfast were relatively standard. We did enjoy the nighttime entertainment that the employees provided. I think people would be better suited visiting this camp during warmer seasons to hedge against potential issues with hot water.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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anna f wrote a review Dec 2022
New York City, New York11 contributions3 helpful votes
There were 4 of us staying for one night (mature adults). Tents were very comfortable with everything we needed. The grounds were also fine, but standard. I expected a more authentic social experience with dinner cooked in a real berber style. Instead , everyone was seated in a large tent at separate tables, and fod was brought from outside. Dinner was so -so: Very average tangin chicken, vegetables, etc. Not a lot. The morning felt very rushed. There is no time to enjoy the desert in the morning. You either get up very early and watch the sunrise from your camel on the way back to Merzouga, or still rise early, go for a short walk to the sand dunes, and still leave on their van before 9 am.. We choose the second option just to enjoy some " unstructured time" and be able to see the sunrise not in a large group. When we returned to the cam at 8 am, we were told that we should finish breakfast fast because they would be packing up. To be impartial, think it is the same " morning rush " for all camps over there. The guys were nice enough, but they did not give a sincere vibe, and they were clearly just doing their job. Overall, the camp itself was fine, but the "experience" felt very superficial and shortened ( not our first desert camp experience - we were in 2 desert camps in Jordan in the past)
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Terry B wrote a review Nov 2022
Paris, France13 contributions4 helpful votes
The tents were spacious and clean. The bed was comfortable. There was a shower and toilet in the tent. The staff were friendly and professional. The food delicious. Sitting outside in the evening around a fire and listening to drums was delightful. The highlight was riding the camels to this destination. The camel ride was surprisingly comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Azawad Luxury Desert Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Azawad Luxury Desert Camp?
Nearby attractions include Merzouga Desert (3.9 miles), Erg Chebbi Dunes (2.7 miles), and Sahara ATV Quad Adventures (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Azawad Luxury Desert Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Azawad Luxury Desert Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Azawad Luxury Desert Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Azawad Luxury Desert Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Cafe NORA, Café Restaurant Gnaoua, and Dar Aytma Khamlia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Azawad Luxury Desert Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Arabic.