Stayed at the hotel for 2 nights and in the desert camp for 1. The service everywhere w could not be beat. The rooms were well appointed, the food very good. The outdoor pool is heated and covered at night so very swimable even when it’s cold outside 1 day after visiting the souk and touring the oasis. The guide was very knowledgeable and the food excellent. I would highly recommend this if all the other souks you’ve seen have been in the big cities.
Camping in the dunes was not quite what we expected. It was a 6h drive from the hotel, the last 2 miles over very bad “roads”. We were served an excellent lunch beside a treed, dried up river bed. We stopped at a family nomad encampment on the way.
Needless to say there is no electricity at the dune camp. It is very cold at night but there are lots of blankets and hot water bottles. It is very dark except if the moon happens to be shining. The food was truly excellent and they’d asked us in advance if we’d like wine so we had that as well. I wouldn’t do it again, in particular because of the drive, but I’m glad we did do it.More
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