North Africa's Arabian Arcadia
Camping is very popular in Morocco. What could be more romantic than living in a tent under the desert sky? Moroccan camp sites are nearly always packed and there is always a great social atmosphere on site. It's a great way to meet fellow travellers and get close to this spectacular natural landscape. Nearly every Moroccan town and city has a camping-ground, although these can often be some way outside the centre. Many of these grounds have water, electricity and cafes. In fact, Morocco has a number of very fine camp-sites, that are extremely well equipped. If you are travelling in rural areas, you will find that local people are usually more than happy to let you camp on their property. (Just make sure you ask their permission first). Pitching your tent in a Moroccan camp-site for the night is likely to cost around £1.20 for a small tent and £1.70 for a large one. However, you are also likely to be charged on top of this for the numbers of people, electricity, water used and your vehicle. If you fancy a real adventure, you can stay in a nomadic tent in the desert, such as the site run by the Nâamani family in the sand dunes of Chegaga near Ouarzazate. Here, your camping holiday would include: half board, based on local cuisine: tagines, couscous, kebabs, bathroom facilities and desert tours by camel or 4 x 4 vehicle. This would coast about £25.00 per person, per night. All in all, Morocco is an excellent location for a camping holiday.