AGAFAY DESERT DARK SKY SAFARI

4x4 Adventure, Dinner & Stars in the Marrakech Desert

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4x4 adventure in Agafay Desert

  • Views of High Atlas Mountains

  • Get out on foot on desert trails

  • Traditional tea-making ceremony

  • Learn how to cook a tagine

  • Dinner in a nomadic tent

  • Stargazing under African skies

Travelling by 4x4 we head south towards the High Atlas Mountains to Nkhila in the Agafay Desert, a desolate region also known as the ‘Marrakech Desert’. This is the closest desert to Marrakech (the dunes of the Sahara are a 10-hour drive away!). Only 45 minutes from the ‘Red City’ the Agafay Desert is a completely different world from the hustle, bustle and bright lights of Marrakech. We head to the eastern reaches of Agafay where you will experience a barren landscape of rolling stone desert, roaming livestock and friendly locals originating from the vast Saharan dunes of the deep south of Morocco.


The Agafay Desert in an adventure playground for those keen to experience the great outdoors at its absolute best with a camel ride and desert walk popular optional activities. But it is the vast star-filled African night sky that is perhaps the biggest attraction. Unobscured by artificial lights the night sky can be mesmerizing on a clear cloudless night (most nights are clear in the Marrakech region). On our unique itinerary we include a demonstration of how to make a tasty Berber tagine, one of the dishes included in our Moroccan feast. After dinner there’s time to enjoy the dark skies before returning to Marrakech.

ITINERARY

1800   Depart hotel in 4x4 vehicles to Agafay Desert south of Marrakech.

1845   Arrive Nkhila, Agafay Desert. Short walk or camel ride on local trails.

1930   Learn how to make a Berber tagine with chef from Nkhila Tented Camp.

2030   Dinner is served. Stargazing and optional beverages under an African night.

0000   Arrive back in Marrakech.

Timings indicated above should be used as a guide. You will be advised of confirmed pick-up time with final booking confirmation.

DEPARTS DAILY

Departure time will change during the year depending on sunset.

DON'T FORGET

To let us know any special dietary requirements in advance.

PRICES PER PERSON
PRICE INCLUDES

Pick-up/drop-off in Marrakech; travel in style in private 4x4 with air-conditioning and professional driver; three course dinner at Nkhila
Camp; short walk.

PRICE EXCLUDES

Beverages and meals not specified; tips and items of a personal nature. Optional camel ride (£10 or approx. 120 MAD per camel).

Price for children 0 to 11 years old is £24 (300 dh) per child (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price.

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