The eco-hospitality group’s latest establishment will launch in autumn 2022 and will constitute Habitas’ second property in Africa. It is the first of four properties set to open in the North African country.
Caravan Agafay is set to be an immersive glamping experience with 20 canvas wall tents spread across a 5-hectare site. It will also feature a gourmet restaurant serving fresh and local fare, two swimming pools, a stable for horses and camels, an outdoor cinema, a yoga/wellness centre and a communal area. An experience inspired by the Amazigh (Berber) nomadic culture and community living traditions. Each tent offers stunning views of the desert and nearby jagged peaks of the Atlas Mountains.
The tents and lodges feature handcrafted interiors and design touches, including furniture and decorative items such as carpets, pottery and cushions from local artisanal cooperatives based in the Atlas Mountains and the souks of Marrakech.
Located 45 minutes from the centre of Marrakech and from the city's airport, Caravan Agafay will allow its guests to enjoy desert leisure pursuits such as horseback riding, camel trekking, desert survival skills and stargazing as well as music experiences and yoga. Visits to local Amazigh communities are also provided by Habitas RISE to raise awareness amongst guests.
After the recent success of Caravan AlUla, we felt it was time to develop this immersive concept on a new continent and we were attracted by the stunning landscape of Agafay. This project marks our first location in Morocco, but we have exciting plans to expand further into the country very soon.
Oliver Ripley, co-founder and CEO of Habitas