Having arrived down single track roads with 2 kids fed up of driving for the last 8 hours we wondered what to expect. We were immediately welcomed to this lovely place. It is so relaxed that straight away we felt we were part of the furniture! The children absolutely adored having free reign of the dunes, palms and tents and immediately set about making up imaginary games. The staff were lovely with the children. Nancy spent time looking at their diaries and paintings and they both took great pleasure in painting pictures for her to keep. In the evening they went into the kitchen and made their own tagine (with help!!!) which they were delighted to eat with us later. Sleeping outside was lovely although the plastic on the tents (it had rained a few days before) was very noisy flapping in the wind. The following day Nancy arranged for us to go to Chigaga dunes by 4x4. This was an amazing experience and well worth it. The 4x4 was just like being on a rollercoaster for 2 hours which we all enjoyed!! The dunes were spectacular,especially the sunset and sunrise. All in all a lovey experience and a lovely place to stay. Thank you Nancy, the girls won't forget the artisit in the desert!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Sidi Bounou experience Living in the Sun and Sleeping under the Moon and Stars. Our Desert accommodation in a restored traditional daub house, serving delicious authentic beldi food, including vegetarian. Come to relax and enjoy music and tranquil ambiance in a palmerie garden on the edge of the Sahara dunes at Bounou, M’hamid. Take a desert excursion by camels (or 4x4) overnight or longer. The guides set up the tents, make the fire and cook − you just ride or walk beside the camels to a quiet place. Or you can take a walking tour of the ancient Berber Kasbah of Bounou and local villages. Gracious hospitality for adventurous individual travelers, families with children and groups of creative, artistic people. Relax under the palms, on the terraces, and on the dunes in the garden, or participate in the music, dance. In the winter evenings, sit around an inviting fire on the dunes and join in the drumming. Learn the local songs and dances, rhythms and techniques, bring your own instruments or use ours. With comfortable rooms in the house with terraces and en-suite bathrooms, N’wala huts and Berber tents on the dunes prices ranging from 20 Euros to 49 Euros prices are negotiable depending on how long you stay. Nancy and Daoud and the Staff at Dar Sidi Bounou invite you to be their guest and enjoy the magic of the Moroccan Sahara. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dar Sidi Bounou Morocco/Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz