Desert Camping, Morocco

Waking up under canvas in the middle of the Moroccan desert is an incredible feeling.

In fact you could say it’s in-tents.

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There’s no sound whatsoever.

No dawn chorus, no rustling trees, no gulls screeching into life to tell you it’s a new day.

The desert is perfectly silent and exceptionally still, which is why you slept so well.

Like a log, in fact.

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The only thing to gently alert you to the change of hour, is your tent glowing in the morning light.

A mellow, golden light slowly caressing you awake.

Welcome to Scarebeo Camp.

Scarabeo Camp, in the desert outside Marrakech

A collection of canvas tents, scattered in the desert just outside of Marrakech.

Each individually furnished and lovingly set up in its own unique style.

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Moroccan influences come together to blend with colonial antiques and foraged nicknacks.

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And on this occasion, embossed tin tables sit piled high with Moroccan inspired luxuries…

Mint tea and Aerin goodies

Aerin’s new Tangier Vanille Collection, just begging to be torn into.

But first?

Coffee.

Mornings in the desert

Cactus PJs

Desert breakfast

Served on your private deck, watching the sun climb into the haze above the sand.

Coffee in the desert

If you’re lucky, you’ll be joined by locals from the neighbouring Berber villages.

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If you’re not so lucky, well…

Welcome to Morocco!

They’ll ask if you fancy delving deeper into the dunes, and how could you resist?

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Camel rides before breakfast

Just a tickle behind the ears is enough to get things moving!

Cactus PJs

And off you travel into the sunrise.

Adventures in pyjamas

The gentle rolling of the camel as it strolls along the sand, coupled with the soft saddle and worn rag rug between your knees sends you into a sort of trance.

A mesmerised sense of relaxation, like a baby falling asleep in a bouncer on the washing machine.

Just remember to hold on or you’ll nod off!

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After passing the second furthest dune on the horizon, it’s time to head back to camp.

Pre-breakfast adventures

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Wave a goodby to Humphrey and duck back into your tent.

Where, in your own private en-suite you can get cleaned up before breakfast.

Aerin Tangier Vanille

You’ll find fluffy white towels, a shower stall and a traditional Berber wash bowl and jug.

It may not sound like much, but with a few little luxuries, it’s nothing short of heavenly!

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I’m a brand ambassador for Aerin, but you have to trust me when I say that you’ll never find anything quite like Tangier Vanille.

A world away from the vanilla stuff you knew as a teen, this is different.

Madagascan vanilla blends with aromatic, rich amber and heady rose. The effect is spicy, warm and intoxicating.

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Use the collection to layer the scent.

Get clean with the body wash and soap for the most delicate of scents that clings to your skin. Only you and those you touch will be able to distinguish it.

Add a coating of softness and a deeper scent with the body lotion.

Aerin Tangier Vanille

Soaking quickly into skin and leaving you with a heathy glow.

Perfect for school or the office, where you want just a hint of scent. A warmth, a whisper.

Save the perfume for later.

While you get cleaned up breakfast will appear on the table outside.

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Pancakes, flatbreads, yogurts, eggs, jams and orange juice so fresh you’ll have to watch for the occasional pip!

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Sit back, relax and enjoy.

With no phone signal, electricity or distractions, the desert offers the ultimate digital detox.

Time to come back down to earth, centre and find yourself again.

Just having a conversation without the temptation for anyone to reach for their phones is a real novelty! A sign that we all need to take time to unplug now and again.

After a leisurely breakfast perhaps you’ll crack a book, or dress and head off to explore camp.

Aerin Tangier Vanille collection

Knowing of course, that you’re never fully dressed without your signature scent.

Tangier Vanille

Tangier Vanille Eau de Parfum

Aerin perfume

Take the time to explore camp before it gets too hot.

Go for a walk, see what you can see, reconnoitre.

Desert flower

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Sandy shades

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Leaf through books and play explorers.

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Ochre

Silver May choker (new!)

Desert flower Bardot dress

Braided sandals

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Or just settle in with a pot of tea and a game of cards.

Moroccan mint tea

Mint tea is as integral to life in Morocco as air.

A huge part of culture and history focuses around the drink and it’s terribly bad form to refuse a cup.

A mixture of green tea leaves, mint and sugar, the tea is poured from on high. The sweeter the tea and the higher the pour, the more important the guest.

Mint tea

These rituals aerate the tea and make each cup taste slightly different to the last.

Sweet, fragrant and refreshing despite its heat.

Moroccan table and chairs

Just the fuel you need for an adventure in the desert.

Sandy tones and bare shoulders

More tomorrow.

I promise, I won’t desert you!

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  • Peppermint Dolly

    It all looks fab, I love the PJs and the dress! Also, that photo of the camel with his tongue out, is definitely my favourite shot out of all the great ones you’ve had on this blog, hilarious and wonderful!

    Rxx
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  • That dress is everything! What a beautiful way to wake up, camel rides in PJ’s is the dream. Immy x

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  • the desert looks great! I have never experienced sth like that. Your dress is pretty too. flyingkittyadventures.com

  • Kimberly

    I would NEVER have bought a vanilla perfum but you’ve convinced me! Let’s hope they do next day shipping!!

  • Life always gets interesting and more beautiful when travels from the calming bluest sparking of water of France to the serene dry sands of Morocco.

    Just fabulous and beyond beautiful! 🙂

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  • This place looks absolutely magical, love all the shots (the camel one is so fab).

    Mel x

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  • What an incredible experience! Looking forward to reading more about your glamping trip!

  • THIS IS FREAKING INCREDIBLE!
    You have the most insane experiences rosie! So unreal but yet so real at the same time. Your post give me so much wanderlust and love for our world!

    xx

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  • Such a lovely post. I went to Marrakech last year and did go on camel ride, but now I really want to experience this!

  • This is my dream! I love it!! 🙂

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  • Riding a camel in your PJ’s, ha I love it! x

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  • Little Miss Notting Hill

    Er, so this looks MAGICAL! Love the fact that it’s so quiet out there too, how serene. I have these cactus PJs too haha, aren’t they amazing! Love Aerin products too so will have to try the new range too xx

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  • This looks amazing!
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  • Your photos, as always, are amazing, the one of you spraying the perfume, in particular, is stunning, and the location looks even more so. can’t wait to see more!

    Farah x
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  • Amazing pictures. What a treat to wake up in a place like this. Love both the outfits.
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  • Umberta Gentile

    Beautiful place!! & i love Moroccan breakfast!! 😉
    xx
    Umberta
    https://thesecretlifeofanactress.blogspot.fr/

  • I simply adore those pyjamas! (Oh, and the Berber locals!)

  • Those pjs! I must say they look wonderfully stylish for camel riding. Looking forward to sharing more of your desert adventure.

  • Kari Guastella

    Wow! I’ve never dreamed of doing something like this. So cool!
    Kari

  • Kari Guastella

    Wow! I’ve never dreamed of doing something like this. So cool!
    Kari
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  • Erica Hutchings

    Rosie, looking lovely as always! You’ve enticed me to buy their rollerball perfume first and give it a try. Can’t wait to see more pics of your trip.

  • This is defiantly my kind of camping! Lovely photos!

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  • So amazing! I’d really love to visit Morocco someday..

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  • Gosh this all looks so luxurious but in a very Moroccan-rustic way, I love it! Plus that dress is absolutely gorgeous!

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  • Kate

    Yet another vanilla product to add to my collection! xxx
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  • Wow! These pictures are worth more than a 1,000 words. Definitely reconsidering my next trip 🙂

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  • That place looks so serene! What a perfect place to have a digital detox <3

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  • This is potentially my favourite ever of your posts… the pictures are unbelievable and I am so jealous of your camel riding in PJ’s, lucky you 🙂 AP xo

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  • Aurè

    hello,ciao…so nice!
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  • Ness

    Only you could make camel riding in PJs glamorous!

    Love Vanessa | http://www.wanderness.co.uk xx

  • Claire

    Aaaaaand my bucket list just got a little longer… 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

    Claire
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  • Love that yellow dress! This looks like an incredible experience!
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  • OH WOW! Everything about this post is stunning and I love those PJs!

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

  • It looks absolutely amazing! And your dress is stunning xx

  • That Aerin perfume sounds incredible and right up my street. I love the packaging too! This post is so lovely Rosie! Morocco holds a special place in my heart 🙂

    Gemma x
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  • Fab photo of the camel, and I’d never have considered staying in the desert but it looks so tranquil!

    Lauren x
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  • Absolutely lovely! I was in Morocco a couple of weeks ago and did a desert excursion as well, but I opted to go a bit further from Marrakech to Merzouga. The camel ride was so fun!

  • teresa maria

    I went camping for the first time this summer, and the only thing that intreags me about this post is: where did you pee? They prepared a wc in the desert? The post is amazing as usual, but I can’t stop thinking about the practical stuff eheh kisses

  • kristina

    This is stunning, definitely doing it next year xx

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  • Natalia Cooke (The Petite Expl

    This looks absolutely incredible. I have visited Marrakesh but this looks like a far better way to experience Morocco!

  • Jenny

    Hi Rosie! I’m planning to go to Scarabeo and was wondering if you would recommend any of the other activities apart from the camel trekking?

  • Mustapha Taha

    thank you , i now this place its amazing, http://darazawad.com/apb-room-type/erg-chigaga-luxury-camp/