SHERPA CAMP: EXCLUSIVE OVERNIGHT CAMP IN THE DDCR
Camping can be daunting and not everyone is comfortable venturing off-road and leaving basic creature comforts behind.
Sherpa Camp is based in the wilderness area of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve - a 225-square-kilometre area that has been protected for 23 years with very restricted access. Sand Sherpa is the only company permitted to operate a camp in this area. Adventurers stay in private locations throughout undulating dunes and amidst trees.
The very best camping trailers with rooftop tents and first-class toilet and shower facilities are present at camp, located in an ancient ghaf tree forest.
Half-day event (4 hours)
Camp overnight in Dubai’s exclusive national park
We can provide a transfer from any hotel or residence in Dubai, or meet adventurers at the entrance to the reserve.
During a scenic drive on our specially prepared track to camp, participants are encouraged to spot and identify desert life while a Sherpa Guide provides insight, commentary and guidance over hand-held radios.
Once at camp, each vehicle is assigned its own camping trailer equipped with a Sherpa Tent, utensils, camping accessories, sofa and dining set-up, along with eight kilograms of mesquite wood. Toilet and shower facilities are just a short walk away.
Bush meals are prepared for campers, including salad, fire-cooked burgers and fresh oven-made pizza, while bedding is also ready in their tents.
Once the sun has set, you can relax and watch the flames or join your personal guide on a nature walk to spot animal tracks and maybe even a scorpion or two.
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.
Dad and Kids & Mom and Kids Camps
We arrange Dad and Kids Camps on the first Friday of every month and Mother and Kids Camps on the last Friday of every month.
This is a very special camp designed for parents to spend quality bonding time with their children. Dinner is prepared by the Sherpa Guides in a central zone to allow as much time as possible for interaction between parents and children. Our menus include pizza and grilled meats, salads and vegetarian options.
Water is provided and we ask that participants bring along their preferred beverage selections and food for breakfast. Cereal and croissants with ham and cheese filling is our own recommendation for ease of preparation before/after your morning hawk walk.
Sunset and sunrise yoga retreats take place on the second Friday of each month.
Our sunset session takes place on the highest dune next to camp with sweeping vistas of the nature reserve and the perfect place to witness one of Dubai’s most impressive sunsets.
Our sunrise session is hosted in camp just as the sun creeps over the dunes and under the shade of the UAE national tree, an ancient ghaf.
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 .
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.