Luxury Sahara Camp Retreat
Experience a once in a lifetime journey into the Sahara, arriving at Erg Chigaga in the deep, beautiful silence of the desert. Here you will stay in luxury tents in a room with a stunning view across the sands. Transport your soul to ’La Source’, a place where you feel the deepest connection to your Inner Being. You will at once be stimulated and at peace, as your worries drift away.
Sit beneath open starry skies, listening to the renowned Saharan musicians from the nomadic tribes of the desert and you will be drawn deep into your soul, remembering who you are and where you have come from.
Zamzam Riad & Spa – Marrakech Medina
Arriving in the mystical Medina of Marrakech, you will be transported to an ancient past, staying in our historical Story Teller’s house. Zamzam Riad is an exotic boutique hotel where peace and tranquility sit within the hustle and bustle of Medina life.
Leaving Marrakech, our journey takes us into the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains with its lush valleys and Berber villages hanging precariously on the mountain edge. The descent to the Kasbahs of Telouet and Ait Benaidou in the rain shadow of the High Atlas offers awe inspiring scenery. After the descent at Ouarzazate we wind through a mountain range full of spectacular rock formations. We then meet the lush Draa valley, ten km wide in places, with three million date palms and hundreds of ancient kasbahs. After the lush palmeraie of M´hamid we enter the desert. On our journey we have the opportunity to visit the kasbahs of Ait Benaidou and Telouet, the underground caves at Tamgroute, with its famous traditional pottery.
The camp, adjacent to the dunes at Erg Chigaga, offers unostentatious luxury. Each tent has the highest quality mattresses, linen and pillows, whilst each tent is equipped with ‘wall-to-wall rugs’, solar-powered lighting and handcrafted furniture. Each tent has en suite facilities. The bathroom has a toilet, make up area, washbasin and wash area. Fluffy towels, soaps, argan oil, and other ‘goodies’ are also provided. Due to the chronic shortage of water in the desert, instead of a shower two 20-litre silver pewter buckets are provided with hot and cold water. The bucket wash is incredibly invigorating and uses a fraction of water compared to a shower
Arriving at Erg Chigaga Luxury Desert Camp
Our retreat team have carefully designed a programme to nurture and support you during this powerful week. Dynamic Yoga with Anette Haugen, energetic harmony through Reiki with Rebecca Hutley and a range of treatments from our superb team of experts allow you to relax and be pampered in this sublime environment. The wind in your hair, sand on your feet and cool water to refresh you at night before dining under the stars and climbing into Egyptian cotton sheets. Our Berber Nomad Team full of powerful energy, drum to the rhythm of the Sahara around the camp fire whilst our superb chef creates delicious fresh traditional meals. Make new friends, laugh a lot and unwind in this totally natural and energising environment, experiencing the best of both worlds.
Day 1 – Arrive at Zamzam Riad & Spa, Marrakech Medina. Meet each other and the Retreat team before dinner.
Day 2 – A day at Zamzam with Yoga, an Introduction to Reiki & Attunement, Hammam and Massage. Meditation is followed by a fusion dinner by Ilham Elwadi to enliven the senses.
Day 3 – Leave for Ouarzazate through the stunning Atlas mountains in Landcruisers, driven by experienced drivers. After lunch at the Unesco Heritage Kasbah settlement of Ait Ben Haddou we go onto stay at Kasbah Ellouze.
Day 4 – Continuing south into the Sahara through the Valley of the Roses, we arrive at our Luxury Camp after lunch. Yoga in the late afternoon is followed by meditation. We meet for drinks and dinner under the expanse of the starry Saharan night sky.
Day 5 & 6 – Two full days at the camp surrounded by the stillness of the desert, the rhythm of life starts to beat in tune with the natural world and between one-to-one Reiki, Massage and other treatments you are free to simply be in this stunning and liberating environment.
Day 7 – On the final day we follow a different route back to Marrakech. We arrive at Zamzam Riad ready to rest in the luxurious rooms and absorb and process the journey we have just been on before our celebratory retreat dinner with Andalous musicians.
£1590.00, own room at Kasbah Ellouze, shared room at Zamzam riad and shared Luxury Tent with en-suite bathroom.
£1870, own room at Zamzam Riad, own room at Kasbah Ellouze, shared Luxury Desert Tent with en-suite bathroom.
£2426 single occupancy all accommodation.
- Airport transfers
- Healthy fresh meals – any dietary requirements catered for
- All drinks included plus alcohol if required – sunset dune lounge
- Luxury accommodation with high count Egyptian cotton sheets, towels and
- Transport to the Sahara and back in comfortable Landcruisers
- Spa – Hammam with gommage and Rhassoul mud plus 2 massages
- Reiki attunements or re-attunement to your Level – I, II or Masters
- Reiki treatment with Reiki Master and Healer
- Daily Meditation
- Daily Yoga
- Visit to Ait Ben Haddou, ancient Kasbahs and Tamgroute pottery
- Camp fire with professional Berber drummers with jumbbies and singers
- Spa treatments – £40 – £80
- Cooking Class – £65
- Reiki Practical – I, II or Masters – £150 – £400
- Reiki Treatment – £60
- Yoga one to one – 1 hour class – £50
- Thai Massage – 1 hour – £60