Luxury Camping in the Desert Dunes
We have found just the remedy for those who are looking to reconnect with nature and ancient culture! Now is the perfect time to delve into the desert wilderness, as many luxury hotels have opened luxury camps across iconic deserts. We have made a list of must-visit luxury desert camps, taking you back in time and making your journey an unforgettable one. Every aspect is covered, with sustainability and conservation at the forefront when we plan a bespoke itinerary into the ancient sand dunes.
Suján The Serai, Jaisalmer
Located in a one-hundred-acre private estate of the Jaisalmer Desert, The Serai desert camp is the epitome of luxury desert living. It is set on a UNESCO world heritage site, once the ancient spice trade route that connected Persia and China. The Serai serves local delicacies inspired by inherited recipes and use homegrown produce from their gardens and in-house dairy farm. The luxury tented suite is enclosed by a private walled garden, heated pool and terraced lounge with an on-site luxury spa for pampering after a day of desert excursions.
Nubia Luxury Camp, Erg Chegaga
The handmade tents of Nubia Luxury Camp are set among the impressive dunes of the Moroccan Sahara. The desert camp team are nomadic people of the Sahara who have a wealth of knowledge about the history and culture of the area. Follow the ancient caravan route along the road of a Thousand Kasbahs, climb the dunes for a Saharan sunset or camel trek for a true Saharan experience. Guests can choose between private dining in the dunes, under the shade of a Berber tent or within the dining tent.
Inara Camp, Afagay Desert
Less than an hour from Marrakech, Inara camp is in the mineral desert of Agafay, with breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains contrasting against the desert dunes. There are 10 luxury tents, each with a king size bed, living area and separate bathroom. The camp works with nearby farms to create seasonal menus for the restaurant and dinner is served in a circle surrounding the campfire. There is a nearby lake which gives you a chance to camp in the desert after a day of jet skiing or kayaking.
Hud Hud Travels Luxury Camps, Oman
Hud Hud Travels provides bespoke mobile tents for families, groups and couples in Oman’s beautiful and untainted landscape. To reduce the environmental impact, the camps move every 10 days and solar power is used throughout the camp. From camping by the Arabian sea to the remote dunes, you can enjoy many contrasting locations in one trip. Activities such as sailing, kayaking and star gazing are arranged by the camp team. Enjoy the traditional cuisine of Oman with delicious mint tea, marinated Mendi lamb and warm pitta bread by the campfire.
Jack’s Camp, Botswana
Jack’s Camp is a traditional East African 1940’s style camp with 10 luxury tents set in the rugged Kalahari Desert. Walking safaris with the San Bushmen take you close to the wildlife of the desert where you can encounter meerkats, black-maned Kalahari lions, brown hyenas and springbok. Go quad biking on the ancient salt pans of Makgadikgadi, take part in an enchanting astronomy evening or enjoy scenic afternoon tea on your private veranda. The rooms are eclectic in style with rare African art, Bedouin furniture and Persian rugs.
Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp, Jordan
Set in the heart of the protected desert wilderness of Jordan, Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp is the perfect place to enjoy an eco-friendly desert vacation. Desert excursions include camel rides, jeep adventures and sand boarding. You can choose to stay in the unusual bubble tents where you can stargaze through the night, or in the traditional Bedouin tents with golden embellishments and traditional furniture. You will taste traditional Jordanian delicacies cooked by the camp’s private chef, either in the dining tent or under the desert sky.
Hoanib Valley Camp, Namibia
Spend days tracking the endangered rhino, mountain zebra and desert adapted giraffe with expert guides, before relaxing at your private veranda while looking out on the wild beauty of the landscape. The furniture of the camps is made by local Rundu carpenters and Himba carvers. The camp is entirely solar powered and thrives on protecting the fragile eco-system. From your terrace you can spot scattered herds of animals across the landscape, birds flocking towards the Hoanib River and the small temporary settlements of the Himba tribe.