Scarabeo Desert Camp is best described as a charming bivouac of oriental-inspired tents that move with the seasons. Dotted against a simple and elegant backdrop, 15+ spacious tents perfectly complement the landscape with their white bedding, berber rugs, Moroccan lanterns and unique pieces sourced locally and from around the globe. Guests can expect top notch service and traditional Moroccan cuisine served by candlelight at a communal table. Activities include camel rides, dune buggy tours, star gazing, yoga and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT
While it may not deliver on the rolling sandy dunes, the Agafay Desert is an excellent option for those travelers who are short on time and may not make the trek to the Sahara. A night at Scarabeo Camp is the perfect juxtaposition to a few days in Marrakech. You’ll spend a night under the stars, in the silence of the desert with good food and a myriad of quintessential Moroccan adventures.
Scarabeo Camp is located just 45 minutes from Marrakech, in the small rocky desert of Agafay. The camp offers stunning 360° views of the Agafay’s barren grandeur and beyond to the snow-capped Atlas mountains. The camp’s exact location will depend on the season you go; in the winter it’s in one of two sites in the heat of the desert and in the summer, the camp escapes the heat under the shade of a neighbouring eucalyptus grove.