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A path less traveled

The Sahara

Walking through unlimited space of the Sahara, watching the landscape changing, meeting other caravans, making tajines on fire, baking fresh bread in hot sands, having lunch in the shade of the palm trees… This is the beauty and simplicity you can experience on our desert trips into the Moroccan Sahara.

Our guides understand desert laws and know every path here – their families have been living here for generations. They will guide you through the desert, allowing to enjoy the pure experience.

Do not look further if you are looking for a safe, responsible way to explore the Sahara.


Our desert tours are far from main stream tourism. Any journey you plan with us will be arranged in deep respect to desert laws – its peace and serenity, and local culture. Every trip is carefully tailored to your calendar and interests, with regard to safety and comfort of all participants.

Below you will find some examples of our most popular itineraries to choose from, but if you wish to create your own, we are more than happy to help you planning.

Plan your desert tour

How to pack & when to come


Into the wild: camel trekking

From €70 per person

Live a life of a nomad for some time during this journey to the very roots of the Saharawi culture. Walk with nomads and their camels, learn to cook tajines on the fire and bake bread in hot ashes, fall asleep under the Saharan sky, play drums, ride a camel, enjoy the peaceful time in the desert.


Desert by 4x4: jeep safari

From €80 per person
Reach the furthest, wild areas of the Moroccan desert in a short time, enjoying the off-road adventure. Ride a camel, visit nomads and Sacred Oasis, drive a Paris-Dakar route and the Draa Hamada. Drive through all types of the desert’s terrain to collect unforgettable memories.

Desert in a nutshell: camel trekking & jeep safari

From €150 for person
Experience the best of both nomadic culture and the beauty of the wild Sahara in its most remote areas. Camel caravan with wild camping followed by driving deeper by a 4x4 vehicle is an all-embracing journey that will satisfy your curiosity of both desert’s nature and culture.

and People

In the heart of our company lies Desert Camp Chraika, a place where our tours start and end. It also serves as a unique a retreat center. It is located a 15 minute walk from village M’hamid, in an area of small dunes.

Our clay huts with comfy beds and traditional Saharawi decoration will keep you cool in the day and warm at night. Camp’s surroundings offer tranquility and many interesting places that can be reached on foot: a palm grove, an old kasbah of M’hamid, traditional hammam and souvenir shops in new town.


Desert Camp Chraika

Started in 2004 from just one small tent, Desert Camp Chraika gradually grew into a proper base camp for any trip deeper in the desert. It also serves as a group retreat center.We provide accommodation in 8 clay-wooden huts with electricity coming fully from the solar...

Agata Orowiecka-Khidouma

Cultural anthropologist, journalist with years of experience in organizing trips and running B&B’s. Originally from Warsaw, Poland, travelled all over the world for many years, staying for longer in north Scotland, India and now - Morocco.The desert became her...

Mohamed Khidouma – Chraika

Chraika is the spirit and heart of DreamTeam. Fire starter and fire keeper. A man with the vision and a great cook. Also known as Chef Moha. Chraika always knew what he wanted: to live a simple, happy life and spend good time with people. He knows every path, every...

Mohamed Khidouma aka Chraika

The spirit of Desert Stories. Fire starter and fire keeper.
An experienced guide to the Sahara. He will arrange all that’s needed for your desert journey. 


Agata Orowiecka—Khidouma

A curious cultural anthropologist, traveler with years of experience in hospitality. Get in touch and she will help you planning your journey and lead through the booking process.


Desert Camp Chraika

Started in 2004 from just one small tent, Desert Camp Chraika gradually grew into a proper base camp for any trip deeper in the desert.

Welcome to the journey.

Desert retreats: the soul medicine

The serenity of wild nature and incredible kindness of desert people grant not only unforgettable memories, but also allow a transformative inner journey.

How to say hello in the desert

How to buy a good tajine

Morrocan mint tea – the ultimate treat

The longest lunch ever

How to make tajine?

Desert Camp Chraika is a space dedicated for practices like yoga, meditation, self-development and dance for groups up to 20 persons. With its clay-wooden huts blending into the sand dunes and a large yoga hall with props provided, it creates a truly unique space for these kind of practices.

In free time between classes the you can explore the old casbah with its ancestral shrines, experience a bath in a local hammam, learn to cook a delicious tajine, enjoy live music played by nomads around the fire or admire the mastery of henna art while it’s being painted on your hands by a local artist.

Wish to go deeper? Add an exceptional overnight journey to the wildest areas of the Moroccan desert. Walk barefoot with nomads, ride a camel or hop on a jeep, enjoy the taste of tajine cooked on a campfire and bread baked in hot sands, fall asleep watching the stars and wake up to the sun rising above the dunes… As a nomadic saying goes: everything is possible in the desert. And so is in the course of our individually tailored retreats. Feel free to contact us to plan yours.


Said about Camp Chraika

Check what our guests shared about their experience.



A desert journey grants not only stunning views, but also watching continuous landscape changes. It can be only a few hour walk between a hamada – rocky plateau, an oasis full of palm trees with river meandering between them, and ergs – areas of dunes as high as 300 metres.

The desert is still home to several families, living traditional nomadic life. It also hosts many unique species, like fennec foxes, ghazelles, crows and sand fish. 


Tips and travel advice are priceless when you travel to a place for the first time. Here you will find some basic recommendations about how to pack and when to come. For more, please feel free to contact us!When to come? Best time to come is October, November,...

Ergs, regs, hamadas… types of terrain in the desert

The greatest misconception about the desert is that there is nothing there but sand covering a flat surface stretching to the horizon. The desert is not that monotonous. It has many faces and its landscape is changing every hour when you walk through it.Some of desert...

What animals live in the desert?

The desert is home to many species of birds, camels, desert cats, foxes, mice, spiders, beetles. As not many people live deep in the desert, it became animals' world. While for some of them - like camels - human beings are friends, for others we are just intruders...

Is there really nothing there?

“What do you actually do in the desert?” – our friends and guests often ask this question. “There is nothing there” – add others. This misconception about the space of the desert is shared by many people. Let us clear this up a little.


Erg Chigaga or Erg Zahar? Natural beauty of our favourite places in the Sahara

A journey to the most spectacular big dunes grants not only stunning views, but also seeing many faces of the Sahara on the way.

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Agata & Mohamed Khidouma

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How to get
to Desert Camp Chraika?

The camp is located a 15 minute walk south from M’hamid. The village is well connected to major cities: Marrakech and Agadir. If you travel by bus, there are detailed schedules on companies’ websites: and The buses are air-conditioned, with seat location and comfortable, usually with two stops for meals on the way.

You will find both direct connections to M’hamid and to Zagora, a town 90 km before M’hamid. In Zagora it is easy to get a shared taxi from a taxi stand near the mosque. We can also arrange a taxi or a pick-up for you.

Whether travel by bus or a car, we recommend to include some overnight stays on the way. There are beautiful places to see here, and we are more than happy to help you planning. The nearest airport is Zagora (OZG) where local companies fly.