Moroccan Sahara

Azalaï Desert Camp


Saharan chic

Surrounded by the shifting dunes of Chigaga, Azalaï Desert Camp is a traditional yet chic set up for an unforgettable night in the northern Sahara.

Getting here is part of the adventure, accessible only by off-road vehicle and some 90 minutes from where the road ends. Once here though, you’ll be enveloped in the wild silence and welcomed to your canvas tent, one of seven, spaced far enough apart for total privacy. Each are decked out with antiques, rugs, lanterns and en suite bathrooms.

Ride camels and share mint tea with nomads before gathering around the fire for a fabulous candlelit four-course dinner fusing Moroccan and French cuisine while admiring the stars. Sunrise is spectacular too.


At a glance

  • Seven tents

  • Dining area

  • Fire pit

  • Camel rides

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From construction to operation, the camp has been designed to respect nature and reduce our environmental footprint. Azalai's ecolodges and camps are all created with people and their environment uppermost in mind. Water, a precious resource, is managed and recycled, as is waste. Local building materials were used and spaces decorated with handicrafts. Supplies come from nearby markets and our farmer friends so that almost everything is locally sourced.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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