After a couple of days within the vibrant and chaotic Marrakech, we headed to Scarabeo camp, a country and luxurious desert campsite – sure, glamping within the desert really exists! Positioned simply 45 minutes away from the town and with implausible views of the Atlas Mountains, this was a really perfect technique to end of our brief journey earlier than heading again house.
There may be zero electrical energy and wifi (I used to be dying!), and goodness, even the washroom is rustic, however it all provides to the Scarabeo attraction. The workers are stealthy – laying out breakfast and making your tent up with out you even seeing them – however are extremely useful and type,
What to do
Scarabeo camp is the kind of place you escape to and do completely nothing however calm down. There are quite a few books, lounging chairs and board video games to move time, however when its scorching scorching and also you begin to soften sitting in a single place, they’ve an array of actions accessible, from camel-riding to stargazing to maintain friends busy.
Our 2-hour quad-biking journey noticed us zipping over the hills and thru quite a few valleys, and though I shotgunned the drivers seat, BW determined to nudge me over after the fifth time of me nearly flipping the bike over – oops!
We arrived again on the camp, tanned and coated head to toe in mud, once I realised my favorite pair of sun shades had flown off throughout my quick and furious-esque quad-biking session. This was clearly traumatic and fortunately, Scarabeo organised a conventional therapeutic massage for us shortly after – it was precisely what I wanted!
After dinner on each nights, we might sit by the fireplace and gaze on the stars, while taking in our environment. I actually haven’t seen such a crystal clear night time sky like this earlier than.
What to Eat
The workers lay out breakfast, a easy but yummy affair, every morning within the communal space for every group. Consisting of eggs, freshly baked bread, yoghurt, and an assortment of dipping condiments, this was sufficient to maintain us going till time for dinner. In addition they provide a lightweight lunch of hen skewers and varied small dishes in case you get peckish.
Dinner, then again, is a extra formal and personal meal. The whole eating tent is lighted by easy wax candles, and every couple are appointed their very own little nook; that is romance at it’s most interesting.
We began the meal of with a tacky vegetable pastilla.
The meat, apricot, and prune tagine was among the finest dishes I’ve eaten this 12 months. It arrived piping scorching and effervescent away in a big clay pot, alongside a couple of facet dishes to accompany it. The meat items have been scrumptious and mouth-meltingly gentle, and the sweetness from the apricots and prunes helped to steadiness out the fragrant flavours.
Each the hen and vegetable tagines, though not as sensational as the meat, have been nonetheless implausible and moreish.
Dessert was a scorching cup of mint tea and a slice of candy banoffee or easy chocolate cream pie.
Scarabeo camp and the environment have been implausible, as have been the workers who have been discreet but sort. Nevertheless, I’d advise to not go to the camp throughout the summer time months because the climate turns into unbearably scorching; our tent was unbearable come early morning!
After a brief two day stint on the camp, it was time for us to catch a flight again house. Scarabeo camp was precisely what we have been searching for, a whole life and work detox. And though I left BW’s work cellphone knowledge on all night time by mistake, leaving him with a fats £700 cellphone invoice, I’m actually grateful that he introduced me right here and may’t thank him sufficient for finallllly taking me to Marrakech – love you!
Camp web site: http://www.scarabeocamp.com/