Top ChoiceLodging in MerzougaAli & Sara's Desert Palace
Make friends with Romeo, George and Casanova – no they aren’t cheeky local lads, but your trusty dromedaries – as you head out from Merzouga nomad-style. Husband-and-wife team, Ali and Sara, have crafted a personalised experience that stays true to Amazigh (Berber) culture and traditions, with authentic tents and stunning sunset views over the high dunes before a feast around the campfire. Coming from a nomadic family of 11 brothers, Ali’s knowledge of the desert is second to none, while Sara’s know-how makes for a luxurious and organised camp, first-class cooking and beautifully decorated tents. To keep things small, intimate and hassle-free the camp, 8km east of Merzouga, accommodates only 18 people. Reserve in advance.