Akabar - Sahara Treks - Come with us! Experience desert and nomad culture in Morocco!

 

Camel trekking and hiking in desert dunes of Sahara;
Walking off the beaten track through the fascinating desert rock landscape of Jebel Bani mountain range;

Hiking in Atlas mountains;
Homestay with nomadic families, Yoga and hiking; Sahara jeep tours

Authentic caravans and mountain hikes in Morocco with "Akabar - Sahara Treks" and the team of Ait Atta nomads.

Camel trekking and overnight stays with nomads in cooperation with the nomad families of Jebel Bani Mountains in southern Morocco: with our offer of trekking and trekking plus homestay we provide an income to the people of the desert areas, which allows nomads to continue living in their environment and their culture, and thus are not forced by poverty to emigrate to cities. 

Our trekking tours of 2 - 15 days lead off tourist beaten track on ancient nomad pathes and caravan ways, on the daily hiking trails of the shepherds through the varied and fascinating stone wilderness of Jebel Bani, through dunes, over hamada and through oases. On our caravans with spontaneous visit of local families, you will experience life and culture of the nomadic people of the desert.

Our desert walks are offered without any fixed daily tour descriptions, as this is against the nomadic life. We want to let go of the routine and the time pressure, be free and just go, trust our companions. Without expectations, adapting to the nature and enjoying the silence.

Our treks are safe; they are accompanied by Berbers of Ait Atta and move on tribal lands.The treks are conducted from one person up to groups of eight people.

Season: Trekking mid-September to mid of June, round trips all year

 

 

 

 

Authentic hiking tours on ancient nomadic caravan and migration routes in the Jebel Bani mountain range as well as over hamadas, dunes and oasis: shorttreks of 2 to 5 days, also in combination with a jeep tour from Marrakech, longer caravans from 6 to 15 days. Spontaneous hikes possible.

Hiking through dunes and mountains

Akabar - Sahara Treks intends to carry out hikes under his own direction in the High Atlas mountain region.

Hiking in the Atlas mountains regions

We offer also various roundtrips by 4WD from Marrakech to Sahara: short tours of 2 or 3 days with camel trekking and roundtrips of 4 days.

Excursions by Jeep

 

 

Reversed route possible, the tours are carried out from 2 persons

Dates  Trekking-Tours  Booking
22.12. 2017 - 25.12.2017  4-days short trek in dune landscape of Sahara
 takes place
27.12. 2017 - 04.01.2018  8-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes of Sahara
 1-2 free seats
07.01.2018 - 13.01.2018  7-days trek from semi-nomadic village of Tafraout to dunes  booked
28.01.2018 - 04.02.2018  8-days trek into the vastness of Sahara
 
09.02.2018 - 15.02.2018  7-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes of Sahara  takes place
17.02.2018 - 24.02.2018  7-days trek in Jebel Bani mountains  booked
04.03.2018 - 11.03.2018  8-days hike through Jebel Bani to dune landscapes of Sahara
 
11.03.2018 - 15.03.2018  5-days hike from Jebel Bani to dunes of Sahara
 takes place
20.03.2018 - 31.03.2018  12-days trek into the vastness of Sahara  
01.04.2018 - 08.04.2018  8-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes of Sahara  
15.04.2018 - 20.04.2018  6-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes of Sahara  
29.04.2018 - 04.05.2018  6-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes of Sahara  
06.05.2018 - 13.05.2018  8-days hike through Jebel Bani to dune landscapes of Sahara  
20.05.2018 - 27.05.2018  8-days hike through Jebel Bani to dune landscapes of Sahara  

 

Request and booking:

see our contact form or directly:

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Akabar - Sahara Treks

Hafid Benyachou
Hey Amezrou-Zagora/Morocco
Phone:  00 212 621584295
Email: akabartrekking.....gmail.com
 

Consultation und information:

Monika Boch-Jacuk

Phone: 0049 (0) 7632 5196

 

 

Do you have a special request? Talk to us! 

We adapt flexibly to your expectations and your fitness!

Together we will create a special tour at a fair price!

 

 

 


 

  

 


 

 

 

 

The following video by our guest Peter Hauser provides you an impression about our treks and our work:

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Current news to:

 

1. our trekking offer:

  • Actively starting the new year 2018 with trekking: Winter hike through various dune landscapes in Morocco's south: 
    We will walk through the dune areas of, inter alia, Chentouf, Sdraa and Smar, where we prefer those areas off the jeep and fun tourisms. In the vastness of Sahara, the caravan moves alternately over sandy plains - covered with colorful pebbles and prehistoric pottery shards - and through dunes of varying heights. We will see old Islamic shrines to which nomads have pilgrimed until today. In oasis of acacia, palm and tamarisc we will spend our lunch breaks or put on the night camp. We will stay spend a few nights in the midst of widespread dunes. We and our team of nomads of Tafraout would be pleased to welcome you on one of our tours.

 

Day trip to the Sahara from 3 - 4 days. These short breaks can be ideally combined with your Morocco trip.

Special price for pupils and students on presentation of the student card: we offer a special desert short trek for a discounted price only for pupils and students. More details on request. 


 

2. Nomad aid projects:

New school project: Hafid Benyachou and members of the Nomadic Association "Akabar" are currently exploring the needs of schools/literacy for nomads in the wider Zagora area. In the surrounding mountains and dune areas there are nomads of all ages who have never visited a school. Here donations could be used meaningfully for tent schools

Nomad aid: Trekking guests from our Swiss partner have provided a larger sum for the medical care of the nomadic families of the Jebel Bani area. In future, a doctor will visit the village inhabitants of Tafraout several times a year. Thank you very much!!

The German voluntary organisation of "Ingenieure ohne Grenzen"  finished their third project: a fount with pump as well as a high water container plus tubes to toilets and kitchen were built. See here for further information:  https://www.ingenieure-ohne-grenzen.org/de/projekte/mar-iog02  as well as https://www.betterplace.org/de/projects/33606-verbesserung-der-wasserversorgung-fur-berberfamilien-implementierung

Details under nomad aid.

 

3. Music of Sahara desert:

Apart from the wellknown Tuareg-groups Tinariwen and Tamikrest, we can recommand the newcomer 'Toulout' from Djanet, Algeria.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjrZh6Pr3As

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwlzZvkaOjc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egPRc0vNJn4

Musicians of Toulout also perform trekking in Algeria. For detailed information see 'information' on this website