is the online portfolio and journal of Australian travel writer Nina Karnikowski.


Glamping in Morocco had been a dream of mine for years, so I never imagined the actual experience would live up to the Arabian Nights visions I had whirling around my head.

Yet the impeccably styled Scarabeo Camp surpassed every one, and as an added bonus was just a 45-minute drive from Marrakech, making the desert glamping experience possible for travellers like me who didn’t have a whole lot of time to venture out into the “true desert” (aka the sand dune deserts of the south).

But ppf, who needs “true” when you have “fabulous”? When you have three-course feasts served up by candlelight, Berber tents kitted out with antiques, and camel rides through undulating hills dotted with palm trees? No one, trust me.

Actually, don’t trust me – trust the little video I made below with my wonderful travel companion Miles Pitt, and get your butt there as soon as you can so you can experience the fabulousness for yourself.

You won’t regret it.


  1. Stefanie
    August 30, 2016

    Hi Nina,

    Did you check out other glamping options before choosing Scarabeo? I’m just wondering what sets them apart from others.

    Thanks for the info! I love your IG and website.


    • Nina K
      August 31, 2016

      Hi Stef! Lovely to hear from you and thank you so much for you very kind words 🙂 I checked out a couple of other options but chose Scarabeo because of the simple but elegant design, their lovely owners and their range of activities. I really think it’s their interiors that sets them apart! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the desert glamping. Nina x


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