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Ali & Sara's Desert Palace

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We created Ali & Sara's Desert Palace with the aim that our guests could experience the beautiful and natural setting of the desert, staying in clean & comfortable surroundings where the focus is relaxation and enjoyment, together with some safe adventure. Nestled well within the dunes, we're about an hour or so from Merzouga village by camel and 20-30 mins by 4x4. If preferred we can collect clients from around Morocco or if travelling independently we can greet you on your arrival in Merzouga village for you to enjoy light refreshments before setting off by the desert ship, the camel to your home for the night. Our aim is to remain as environmentally friendly as possible and lighting is by a combination of candle and solar power. We pump water from our own water well and guests can take hot water showers, with laundered towels and toiletries provided in a large dedicated bathroom which also houses a separate flush toilet. Dining is in under the stars or in our separate well furnished restaurant and food is freshly prepared to suit personal preference, served at a time to suit. We wake our guests to see sunrise although it's not obligatory and breakfast is served at a time to suit, there's no early morning rush or hurry on our part for our guests to depart. Our aim is for guests to have an exceptional and complete desert experience, we take great care of our clients and we pride ourselves on our service, always on hand, but unobtrusive.
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Errachidia Airport65 mi
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There are many desert camps to choose from around Erg Chebbi, and I am so glad we stayed at Ali and Sara's Desert Palace. This place goes above and beyond for a truly magical experience in the Sahara. The gracious staff, remarkable facilities, and of course, the beautiful surroun
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have mixed feelings about this place ( especially the organization part )

Let me tell you why...

I tried to reserve it 2 weeks ahead, I called directly to the camp and a lovely woman answered and said she still had availabilities and that she would send it all via email. I neve
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Our stay at Ali & Sara`s Desert Palace was one of the coolest things we have ever done in our lives.

The camp is luxurious and super comfortable. It was a memorable experience.

We had an incredible reception by all the staff of the camp. The meals were delicious and very filli
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We were looking for our first time in Sahara Desert and we found an amazing experience.
This is a 5 stars tended camp in the middle of the dunes. The tent is very comfortable, with private bathroom (shower with hot water was very appreciate after a bit of wind and sand). The cook
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There mustn't be a better place in the desert. This was the experience of a lifetime!
And this is because the wonderful people who run, manage and work in this camp, make it the most hospitable and accommodating place in the world. You are in the desert, yet you can relax 100%. (
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Does anyone know where in Merzouga to meet them, or how to get to the camp exactly? I have already booked our stay many months ago, and have emailed them twice, but I have not gotten any response from the camp with details on how to find them. We leave for our trip in 10 days, and this reservation is still a mystery!
Hi Katharina - we stayed at the camp a week ago, and it was lovely. We ended up having to get in touch with Sara via WhatsApp. Their meeting place is Kasbah Le Berger, which is a hotel a bit south of the main Merzouga town area. If you can locate Kasbah Le Berger, you'll be able to find Sarah there.
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I already booked, but as others have mentioned, they don't answer emails and didn't provide a meeting location in Merzouga. Does anyone know where this is? Should I be concerned about the lack of communication?
Hello and thank you for your message. If you have booked to stay with us, your reservation is confirmed, there is absolutely no reason to be concerned about this. You should always receive further info and details of our meeting place, our aim is to have this info with guests at least 14 days before arrival. I'm very sorry for the delay in responding to emails, if anyone writes to us now with specific questions a response will be sent within 24 hours. Regards, Sara Ali & Sara's Desert Palace
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Hi, we are going to be in Morocco in Oct & would like to do 1 night in the desert. Is it possible to go from Marrakech to the desert for 1 night and then to Fes the next day?
Hi JimB271, I would not recommend that. That would be approx 10 hours of driving. One way, then another 9 hours to Fes. We did, Marrekesh to Seti Fatma, then made two more overnight stops before going into Ali’s. Maybe review your itinerary and try and add nights along the way. Also, to note, we enjoyed Fes more than Marrekesh; would have taken a night away from Marrekesh and added it elsewhere. Reply if you have more questions. I’m assuming you have a car?
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Hello, We are thinking of coming with our two children 8 & 12 in April. Do you have family tents? Thanks Emma
Hello, thank you for your question. Our tents that would suit families are our Atta tribe tent with 2 king size beds or our Atta tribe tent with 3 double beds. Should you have further questions please don't hesitate to ask. Regards, Sara Ali & Sara's Desert Palace, erg Chebbi
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Hi everyone, Hope you are well. My husband and I are considering spending 2 nights in the desert in Feb as opposed to 1 night. Is this a good idea? It doesn't seem to be the norm - we just thought that it seems to be everyones highlight of a trip to morocco so why not spend 2 nights there - but then there is probably a good reason why most people opt for one night. Any advice and opinions appreciated! Thanks x
Hello and thanks for your message. We think it's a good idea to stay with us for two nights (we would say that wouldn't we) if you can spare the time. We also understand that there's a lot to see, visit and experience throughout Morocco and sometimes itineraries don't allow for longer stays and journey times can be fairly slow. Many of our guests do stay for two or three nights taking a moment to relax and feel the desert, if staying for one night perhaps arrive early or depart later the next day if you can. If you have further questions or would like more info please don't hesitate to contact us Regards, Sara Ali & Sara's Desert Palace
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"tents i think are all the same"
"Not all the tents seemed to have windows but you wouldn't spend a lot of time in the temy in daytime."
"All the tents are the same - They all have a private tent bathroom also"
"The tents are pretty much the same. Except for their relation to the wind which can bring sands inside."
"I think all the tents are the same high standard."
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PRICE RANGE
$180 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MoroccoMeknes-Tafilalet RegionErg Chebbi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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