SHERPA CAMP: EXCLUSIVE OVERNIGHT CAMP IN THE DDCR
Camping can be daunting for the uninitiated. Not everyone is comfortable venturing off road, making like a bear in the woods and preparing meals in the wild.
Our signature Sand Sherpa Special Reserve is the only camping experience in the UAE that allows you to enter the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) in your own car, under the expert guidance of Sand Sherpa's off-road experts.
This unique experience is available
from October to April.
Half-day event (4 hours)
JOIN THE FIRST AND ONLY SELF-DRIVE OVERNIGHT CAMP IN THE DDCR
Your experience begins at DDCR Margham Gate, where our lead guides will brief you on reserve driving etiquette as we venture into the
225-square-kilometre protected area.
During a scenic drive on our specially prepared track to camp, participants are encouraged to spot and identify desert life.
Once at camp, each vehicle is assigned its own camping trailer equipped with Sand Sherpa Roof Top Tent, utensils and camping accessories for all members of each individual party. Stay with your trailer or mingle with other campers as the evening progresses.
In the morning, your camp leader will take participants on a hawk walk through an ancient ghaf tree forest, where we identify tracks that have appeared overnight around the camp and everyone has a turn walking with, and flying, our trained bird of prey.
GUIDED 4X4 TO LOCATION
Lead convoy and rear spotter
FULLY EQUIPPED CAMPING TRAILER
With everything you need for a comfortable stay among the dunes
PROVISION OF RADIOS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS
TENT SET-UP AT CAMPING LOCATION
Assistance provided where necessary
Our support team always carries a sat phone in case of emergencies
FIRE SET-UP AND CLEARANCE
Including transportation of wood
TRAINED FIRST AIDERS
In support team
TOILET AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Western toilets and solar heated showers provided on site
ADVANCED FIRST AID KIT
Available on site
For adults and children - ask for our Entertainment Menu!
DISCOVER OUR CAMPING TRAILERS
Sand Sherpa obtained special permission from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to ship in a fleet of Penman Trailers straight from ex-MoD stock. These are the roughest, toughest trailers, refurbished after 15 years of army service.
Further equipped with custom canopies built in South Africa by Alucab, these tents are kitted out with their very best camping equipment. Campers will find everything they need for a comfortable camping experience. These camping/expedition trailers have been more than a year in the making and the result is the ultimate in cool camping.
Each trailer is equipped with
Recharging station Shower (with annex privacy tent)
Kitchen cupboard with utensils
SAFETY FIRST ADVENTURES
Sand Sherpa leads camping trip participants through adventurous but achievable routes even for novice off-roaders (unless we are leading a Sherpa Ready group).
You’ll be guided off-road every step of the way. Expert drivers will assist in adjusting tyre pressure (deflation and inflation) and providing driving tips where required.
Once at the campsite, your custom-built camping trailer awaits with everything you need to enjoy an exceptional night's stay in the wilderness.