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Is Kam Kam Dunes a luxury desert camp… or not?

Day fire in a luxury desert camp in Merzouga Sahara Desert Morocco

We have never liked Kam Kam Dunes being classified as a luxury camp in the Moroccan desert.

Why?

Because we come from a time when there were practically no camps like ours with that stylish and boho vibe that we are known for and with amenities such as private bathroom in every tent, comfortable beds and sheets and delicious food.

Since then, campsites have been popping up like mushrooms thanks to the “democratization of tourism,” which means that travel has become something that almost everyone does thanks to the growth of air travel, among other things.

These new camps began to call themselves “luxury camps” and we began to tear our hair out every time we heard it.

We find it really disrespectful to our beloved essence of Morocco and to the concept of luxury in this wonderful country to consider a place luxurious because it has PVC windows instead of tents made of camel skin by local artisans.

If that’s luxury, we don’t want to be luxurious. We came here to be authentic without ever compromising comfort.

Buuuuut, with time we have realized that we are considered luxurious, and we don’t deny it.

That is why in this article we want to analyze what is luxury and what is not, and in the end you decide if Kam Kam Dunes is a luxury camp in the desert of Morocco or not 😉

Let’s get to it!

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    Why Kam Kam Dunes is considered a luxury camp

    Let’s get a little technical to start with.

    This is Merriam Webster’s definition of “luxury,” so you don’t think we made it up.

    Luxury

    From the latin luxus.
    1. n. a condition of abundance or great ease and comfort. 
    2. n. sumptuous environment.
    3. n. something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary. 
    4. n. Ean indulgence in something that provides pleasure, satisfaction, or ease.
    5. n. Very extraordinary or high value

    Kam Kam Dunes matches all of the above; abundance in ease and comfort, high class, indulgence… all this defines us!

    For the next point, the is no room for modesty and we’ll tell you why.

    Luxury is style in the desert

    If we talk about ornaments, comforts and sumptuous objects, our decor has it all. Our style with beautiful and comfortable carpets, bedding, furniture and even amenities such as the private bathroom that awaits you in the tent are selected and maintained with the utmost care and attention to detail.

    That’s right, each tent has a private bathroom with its own shower with hot water.

    Luxury desert tent with bathorrom and shower with hot water in the Sahara Desert of Morocco at Kam Kam Dunes

    Yes, we have worked hard to ensure that the tents are typical nomad tents made of organic dromedary skins and handmade by local craftsmen and at the same time include a bathroom so that you do not have to share it with anyone, as it happens in other camps.

    But we do not want to talk about others: we want to show you what luxury means to stay in a camp that has style and at the same time stays true to its surroundings, with its range of colors and using local organic materials.

    There is no use of plastic here; we use wood, traditional Moroccan fabrics and natural fibers presented in a bohemian style to make you feel part of the desert and with all the comforts you love at the same time.

    That is what we believe a luxury camp should have… and that is what you will find in Kam Kam Dunes.

    Luxury means to have you in mind

    If we continue with the definition of luxury and talk about all we have to offer, we will need three articles like this one to list all of them.

    Starting with our booking process, which is completely online for lodging as well as for adventures and tours. Our system is fast, secure , and convenient, and we were one of the first to get all the online bookings when banks in Morocco did not support ecommerce yet.

    If you have any questions, we can arrange a video call to answer all your concerns and find the accommodation or the tour that best suits you, we know the desert is priority and we want you to come and live the experience of your life.

    Luxury adventures ATV, buugy and quad at the sahara desert of Merzouga in Morocco at Kam Kam Dunes

    For us, this is what makes the difference between what a luxury camp in the Moroccan desert is and what is not. Personalization is in our DNA; we are not a one-size-fits-all company.

    In addition to sharing the incredible experience of sleeping in the desert, we offer adventures to match your adrenaline levels and tours of Morocco with local guides who know the country’s history; the official and the not so official.

    Every traveler is different, and so is every stay at Kam Kam Dunes.

    Luxury means to never forget your trip to the heart of the desert

    For your trip to the Moroccan desert to be great, it must be exceptional, and that is what we strive for.

    Our idea of luxury is that the traveler does not have to worry about anything but enjoying the indigenous desert of Erg Chebbi, in the heart of the immense Sahara Desert.

    Here the heat is intense during the day and cool at night, so a shower at the end of the day in your private tent is a treatment for your body that will totally relax you.

    Finishing the day with a Moroccan dinner and a beer around a bonfire or Berber dances to the rhythm of the drums will be an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

    Stars nights at the Sahara Desert in a luxury desert camp Morocco

    Lying in one of our hammocks to gaze at a sky with thousands of stars after a race of quads at full throttle through the dunes, or our excursion on the back of a camel, is a luxury that you can afford and that we put on a platter.

    And all this without overcrowding: we have 12 tents and many acres for you to feel free and let yourself be mesmerized by the desert views of the camp.

    You can have a luxury camp in the Moroccan desert and be authentic at the same time.

    When you come to the Erg Chebbi desert, you expect to be amazed by its golden dunes and let yourself be carried away by its sunsets and sunrises.

    You also want to soak up the essence of the people who live here and their customs and to live an authentic experience in the 21st century.

    Okay, don’t be fooled, living like a local in 2021 isn’t easy, especially if it’s your first time.

    If you come back relatively often, it is likely that you will get used to it, since the people here are very hospitable, unlike the individualistic Western customs.

    The good news is that we know how to bring you closer to their traditions because we live here and our staff is from the area, and many are the children of Berbers. That’s why you can stay in tents built in the traditional way and we can take you to see how the nomads live.

    Because we are a team that loves life in the wilderness, our adventures and tours are unique. Besides having the best equipment and activities for all tastes, we have a thousand stories to tell that give that little bit of fun to your days with us.

    All of this with the comforts you want during your vacation, you’ll get back to your daily routine later.

    This is what “luxury” means to us.

    That’s why Kam Kam Dunes is a luxury camp in the Moroccan desert, and we are not afraid to say it!

    Stylish facilities that captivate you as soon as you arrive, almost as much as the desert.

    Watch out, it’s addictive!

    boho chic luxury style in a nomadic luxury desert camp in Merzouga Morocco
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