The camp is a mix of traditional Berber design, coupled with modern comfort. It is surrounded by magnificent sand dunes and is located adjacent to the highest dunes in Morocco.
In the center of the camp is the Berber lounge. It’s a place to relax and is filled with traditional mattresses and pouffes. Ice-cooled drinks, soft and alcoholic, are always available here. Meals are served outside under the stars, or under cover in a Berber tent. There is also a separate open-sided tent with sun loungers, another with sofa and chairs, and another with hammocks.
There are eleven tents for sleeping, all with en suite bathroom facilities. The tents are spacious (over 25 sq m) and luxurious. Each tent has a king-size bed (which can be made into 2 singles). There are also ‘wall-to-wall’ plush rugs, a full-length mirror, bedside tables, solar-powered lighting, an armchair and ottoman and space to hang your clothes. Each item has been handmade in Morocco. We have also sourced high-quality individual sprung mattresses, percale cotton sheets, duck down duvets and offer you a choice of synthetic or duck down pillows.
Each bathroom has its own toilet, dressing room and wash area. High quality soap, shampoo, towels and ‘other goodies’ are provided.
Due to the chronic shortage of water in the desert, instead of a shower we provide two 20-litre silver pewter buckets with hot and cold water. The bucket wash is incredibly invigorating and uses a fraction of water compared to a shower. It is a great way of washing oneself!
All meals, drinking water, hot drinks, and guided camel-trekking are included with our Berber desert camping at Al Koutban.