Auberge du Sud, bivouacs and camping in the dunes

The Auberge du Sud Hotel is located in the dunes of the Sahara desert east of Morocco. This desert hotel has several traditional African huts and a couple of nomadic tents that are used as double rooms.


The hotel has several standard rooms decorated in the traditional style of the tribes of the Sahara. The rooms located in the main building have a large double bed, a bathroom with a shower and decorations the colour of the desert and the sand.

There are two types of rooms at the hotel, the Standard rooms and the Luxury rooms, which are larger and have paintings by local artists decorating the lounges. The rooms are decorated in the colours of the desert, and there are murals of camels and dunes decorating the walls.

Guests will be able to stay in a Berber tent, which are located in a camping spot in the dunes near the hotel. Guests have the option of staying at the tent camp of an authentic nomad camp. There are several types of tents,from simple bivouacs to large tents located in the camps. The bathrooms for guests who stay in the tents are located inside the hotel.

The standard rooms have a price of 25€ per person per night. The larger standard room have a price of 35€ per person per night, and the price includes breakfast and dinner. These two types of rooms are furnished with two twin beds each.

A night in a tent located on the hotel’s territory costs around 20€ per night. The Luxury rooms are large room that have a private terrace and the price is 40€ per person per night in a double room with breakfast and dinner.

Guests will be able to spend a night at the Bouydrguie bivouac, which is a located a on the other side of the dune, a long camel ride away. Each tent is a private tent with a mattress, a pillow and several covers. During their stay guests will be able to taste traditional tea and enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner. A continental breakfast consisting of coffee, tea, orange juice, Moroccan bread and a selection of jams is served at dawn. Price is 40€ per night.

Visitors will be able to enjoy long stays in the desert. Guests can spend the first night in a bivouac and the rest of their stay with a nomadic family in one of the local villages. Price for this type of stay is around 50€ per night, including three meals and a personal guide around the desert.

The Tislite Nounzar is a large bivouac located to the north of the dunes. Guests who stay at this hotel will be able to climb to the highest dune and enjoy the sunset. When the guests first arrive at the bivouac they are served a traditional Moroccan tea with biscuits and after that, a traditional dinner. Each one of the tents is a private tent that has a mattress, pillows, covers and electricity, and in the center of the camp there is a buildings with bathrooms and showers. Coffee, tea, orange juice, Berber pancakes, eggs, cheese, yoghurt and Moroccan bread with olive oil, butter and jam are served for breakfast. Price is around 60€ per night, and the price includes breakfast and dinner. There is a larger tent with a private bathroom and shower located on the camp grounds, and this tent costs 80€ per person per night.


The hotel has a restaurant where guests will be able to taste authentic Moroccan food and local desserts. The restaurant is decorated in shades of orange and yellow, the colours of the dessert.

The hotel has a large swimming pool. Guests will be able to relax by the pool and enjoy views towards the desert and the dunes.


Events can be organized at this hotel. The hotel offers many excursions and organized trips for groups, and guests will be able to spend a night at a Berber camp, cycle around the dunes and ride a camel. There is a trip on camel back to the top of a dune to view the sunset. Price per trip is around 15€ per person.

There are jeep excursions around the desert. Each driver is a local guide who is familiar with the region. Guests will be able to explore the south of the country and the dunes where there are ancient fossils, visit the traditional villages near the town of Khamlya, spend an afternoon exploring the nearby oasis and the town of Merzouga and enjoy a tea and a kasbah meal with a local nomad family. Price for this trip is 130€ per person.


The hotel is located in the dunes of Erg Chebbi, in Morocco. A short distance away from the hotel guests will find the town of Merzouga.

The hotel is located next to a set of sand dunes, one of the largest dunes in Africa. The hotel organizes many activities around the region, and guests will be able to visit the nomads in their tents. Guests will be able to enjoy trips around the dunes and part of the Sahara desert.

The hotel staff can organize trips to the Sahara desert. The hotel provides several itineraries around the country. There are several camels on the hotel’s territory and guests will be able to ride on their backs. Trips on camel back to the dunes of Erg Chebbi are one of the many activities designed for guests.

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