Looking for a different camping experience? It’s time to try glamping in the Sahara.
A few weeks ago I boarded a plane that would take me to Morocco, a country I have been dreaming about visiting for several years now. It has been a whirlwind of a trip to say the least, and I have ticked off so many beautiful cities and experiences. However, I have also ended up in the hospital due to a major food poisoning – a food poisoning that was so severe that I unfortunately missed out on my flights to Central America. So while I’m stuck in bed, trying to recover, I might as well take you back to my first ever Glamping experience – in the middle of the Sahara!
Glamping in Morocco
Our camp was located in the Moroccan part of the Sahara, nearby the outskirts of Ourzazate. The camp is located in such an isolated place that it can only be reached in 2 ways – either by camels or by 4×4 jeeps. We chose the latter, and decided to discover the surrounding desert on a jeep safari!
First things first, Abdoul helped us arranging our headscarves to protect us from the sun. Here you can see me and Briar excitedly rocking our new styles!
I believe it’s far from an overstatement to claim that the Saharan sunset was absolutely breathtaking. We sat in the sand, dreamingly watching the horizon, until the air turned slightly colder against our skin. Afterwards we slowly made our way down to the camp. Abdoul had prepared both peppermint tea and local wine for us to enjoy.
After settling into our tents, which were all made cozy with beds and a bunch of super soft blankets, we had an absolutely brilliant local dinner served around the bonfire. Drunk on both wine and life, we played a few rounds of Never Have I Ever, told a few ghost stories, and then grew quiet when Abdoul and his mates gathered up a few instruments. Soon they were singing beautiful songs in foreign languages, and we were all dancing around the bonfire.
That night we all fell asleep in the sand, with dirty feet and exhausted minds, while watching the beauty of the Milky Way above our heads…
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