The Agafay Desert’s become the trendsetting destination for holiday travelers to Morocco who are interested in a luxury glamping experience. Agafay is surrounded by an arid, yet majestic rocky landscape that resembles a moon crater and located an hour away from Marrakech, the designated cultural capital of Africa 2020. At one time travelers to Morocco placed the Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga Sahara Desert Dunes on their bucket list yet with the popularity of Agafay the twelve-hour distance to the south is less enticing and has made, luxury glamping in the region of Marrakech the latest attraction.
The Agafay Desert also has notoriety from Hollywood stars, Instagram influencers, honeymooners, couples seeking wedding destinations, and groups in search of silence and comfort.
Many travelers also come to Agafay to take advantage of the natural scenery for photoshoots. The legendary Queen of Pop, Madonna, visited Marrakech several times in 2018 and celebrated her 60th birthday in the Agafay Desert. Included in her celebrity guest roster was American actress Debi Mazar. They attended a Fantasia show, camel trekked across the desert and indulged in the premiere Kasbah Agafay Spa. Madonna thanked “magical Morocco” for hosting with a new single in 2019 called “Come Alive.” With Morocco on her mind, Madonna explained “Come Alive was inspired by the music of North Africa. It is called Gnaoua.” As a storyteller, she recognized the importance of the Krabkeb, a world-old percussion instrument used in Gnaoua music. These traditional Moroccan rhythms can be experienced in person against a sunset Agafay backdrop.
The Agafay Desert is best described as a landscape of many contrasts. Multitudes of tracks run between canyons, there are rolling plains juxtaposed with stony mounds. Aside from the luxury desert camps, a view of nomads and sheepherders in the distance, Agafay offers ultimate serenity after dusk. For those who crave adventure, mountain biking, hiking, horseback and camel trekking are all possible in Agafay.
Agafay luxurious glamping is enchanting and those who indulge are destined to take in the rose and saffron-colored sunsets, sip mint tea in a Berber tent and camel trek across a historic stone desert.
Evenings are always capped off in Agafay with a traditional multi-course 1001 Arabian nights dinner under the Moroccan stars.