One night in a Stony Desert.
But already desertic.
Unfortunately, we stayed just one night, having only a week to explore Marrakech and the surrounding area. And this is how we started our journey in the Agafay desert :
We organized the pick up with Scarabeo Camp in the Marrakech Medina at 11.30 am, it is then about 45 km away (1-hour drive). The driver stopped some kilometers before our destination and two dromedaries were waiting for us.
What is more exciting than riding dromedaries through the desert?
After 45 minutes, the Scarabeo camp appeared among the dunes. We discovered our tent, our new home, and didn’t expect it to be bigger than our apartment in Paris. There was all the necessary comfort, even a bathroom. Yes, I said bathroom, of course, a cold water one for the bravest, but you can also ask the staff for hot water 30 minutes before you jump in it.
We simply chose to get lost in the dunes, capture some good shots and appreciate the golden sunset.
The dinner was served in one of the 3 big common tents where the guest gathers. The cold not being a problem thanks to several additional heating. Some tasty salads, followed by a chicken and lemon tagine, and a moist chocolate cake. The setting and the service made it even better.
After admiring the milky way, we fell asleep with stars in our eyes.
The horse lovers and even the beginners will be happy, the horses are well educated, but forget about the western saddle here, no buck at the front to hold on to.
Sophie, the French owner, arrived in Morocco when she was still a child. Returning to Morocco after her studies she worked on the development of equestrian tourism, a competition team, and various projects.the
We crossed the desert of Agafay, meeting the people living there, passing through a small village. To come back a second time, with a better weather is of course on the list. We hope, with more time to dedicate to the discovery of Morocco on horseback…
Once arrived at the dam, our suitcases were waiting for us. After warming up with a good Berber tea and some snack, we set off, back to Marrakech.
We don’t know if we should have shared this address so that it could remain confidential. So shh, this will be our secret.
Address : Somewhere in the Agafay Desert
Telephone : +212 661-444158
Email : [email protected]
Les Cavaliers de l’Atlas : Contact Sophie.
Telephone : +212 661 157 620
Website : www.lescavaliersdelatlas.com