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Ali & Sara's Desert Palace
16 guests
1 bedroom
12 beds
8 baths
16 guests
1 bedroom
12 beds
8 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
16 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Our comfortable desert camp is nestled within the erg Chebbi dunes in a private, secluded setting.

Experience beautiful and natural surroundings in a place where it's easy to unwind & relax, enjoying great food with a service of excellence.

The space

Our aim is for you to have a completely enjoyable time, feeling comfortable and safe whilst experiencing our Amazigh culture at first hand whilst having somewhat of an adventure at the same time - ultimately we want you to simply have the best quality and most complete desert experience.

You can expect large, traditional berber style desert tents with clean, comfortable beds, spacious and airy shade rooms, further secluded areas in which you can relax and massive shower rooms with flush toilets.

Meals are freshly prepared using local produce and and catered to your individual preference, indeed you're welcome to meet our kitchen team and inspect the facilities.

Above all, you can expect a service of excellence, flexible and on hand yet unobtrusive.

Our price includes:
Refreshments upon arrival in Merzouga village; travel to and from the camp by camel or 4x4; delicious, freshly prepared supper, bottled water and soft refreshments throughout your stay; accommodation; hearty breakfast.

Interaction with guests

Our desert team will look after you during your stay. Our aim is to provide you with a service of excellence, always on hand yet unobtrusive.

Other things to note

Romeo, one of our camels is famous! And is mentioned along with Ali & Sara's Desert Palace in the latest edition (Aug 2014) of the Lonely Planet Guide where we've been awarded 'Top Choice' desert accommodation in the erg Chebbi dunes.


Extra people $171 NZD / night after the first guest
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 8AM - 10PM
Check out by 6PM


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

56 Reviews

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Nidhi User Profile
August 2017
This is a great luxury camp in the desert. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, good food as well. We had a great stay!

Ricardo User Profile
August 2017
Service and rooms are impeccable, bathroom is clean with a pretty good size. The staff accommodate the dinner accordingly for us (vegans). Communication with our driver and everything else was excellent.

Jantine User Profile
August 2017
What a great experience!

Lo User Profile
July 2017
Morocco was one of our destinations in our honeymoon trip and we decided to spend a few nights in the desert to get "the Sahara experience", I have to say this place has been the highlight of our visit in Morocco. Not just because of the place but also because of the people we have meet along the way. Ali & Sara helped us with a driver from Marrakech to our desert destination witch is a day of amazing sight seeing! Our driver Aziz was amazing, he's funny, entertaining, informative, welcoming and makes you feel right at home. The camp it's self is stunning very clean and comfortable. We got there just in time for a sunset camel ride with amazing view of the desert. The staff at the camp is a lovely group of Berber men who are very sweet and helpful. They are happy to help and great to have conversations with. They made a "honeymoon cake" and brought it out singing after a feast of delicious food they had prepared. We had fun dancing and playing drums around they fire with them! To top it all of they made a very comfortable bed for us to sleep in under the stars! We couldn't have asked to be surrounded with a better group of people and a better location. Thanks for all the love and making this trip an amazing one for us! We hope to be back soon.

Cathy User Profile
July 2017
My boyfriend and I decided it would be awesome to spend a couple days in the Sahara Desert while we were in Morocco. I was very excited that desert camps existed. What is more amazing to me is that there is running water, electricity, and Wi-Fi. Sara e-mailed us with a lot of great and useful information about Morocco. Communication with Sara and Ali was very smooth and timely. The camp itself was fantastic. The guides (or Mustaphas) are amazing and fun. They are great to talk to and are very funny. They took us on a sunset camel ride as well as sandboarding. CAMELS. They feed you the best foods, fruits, and drinks (OJ is highly recommended). I definitely recommend staying at the camp for the day because you'll get to meet a nomad family, meet artists living in the Sahara, visit the mines, and listen to some traditional African music. Overall, the desert camp and its activities are well-organized. Everything was amazing. If I ever come back to Sahara Desert, I will be staying at Sara and Ali's Desert Palace!

Maci User Profile
July 2017
Overall we had an incredible experience! We definitely experienced some bumps in the road with communication prior to the stay. We sent many emails in the months leading up to the stay asking for help arranging transfers to get to the desert and for information regarding our arrival. We did not receive any responses until two days before arriving in Morocco. We finally got ahold of them and arranged a time and place to meet, however they were 30 minutes late. As four young women traveling at night in a less than touristy village (with no cell service) this was a pretty scary experience. I would still recommend Ali and Sara's place to friends traveling through Morocco - once we were picked up our experience was incredible. All of the staff were very kind and helpful and the camp was clean and beautifully decorated. Everything was planned and handled for us and we had many cultural experiences that we would have never been able to plan on our own. The food was great and there was an abundance of it! We really enjoyed the camel rides, sand boarding, and our time around the camp fire. This was a once in a lifetime experience and I would definitely go again if I am ever in Morocco! Wish the communication was better so we could give this five stars! We loved our time spent here!

Sarah User Profile
May 2017
Ali and Sara's camp was an AMAZING experience and easily the highlight of our trip to Morocco. We spent two nights, which was ideal -- the beds are comfy, and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was also incredible! Sara and Ali were very communicative and helped us coordinate a great guide for the desert and transport for the next leg of our trip. Overall, the consensus was that we'd definitely be returning at some point with friends and family! We loved it.

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Merzouga, MoroccoJoined in September 2014
Ali & Sara User ProfileAli & Sara is a superhost.

We're a husband and wife team living in the erg Chebbi dunes, the desert near to Merzouga village where the villagers are mostly from the Amazigh tribe, more frequently known as berbers.

I'm English and Ali is Amazigh, previously a travelling nomad in the Sahara with his mother, father, 11 brothers and sisters plus various livestock until they made the move to village life.

We enjoy a great life which we'd like to share with you.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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