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, 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

Our trekking dates:

We also offer you tours according to your schedule and your ideas! 

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

 

Dates 2018
Cameltrekking-Tours  Booking
16.09. - 20.09.  5-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes
 
23.09. - 27.09.  5-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  
23.09 .- 30.09.  8-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  
02.10. - 12.10.  cameltrekking in desert and mule trekking in Ait Bougoumez/Atlas mountains
takes place
07.10. - 11.10.  5-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  
07.10. - 14.10.  8-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  
21.10. - 25.10.
 5-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  
21.10. - 28.10.  8-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  
28.10. - 01.11.  5-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes takes place
04.11. - 08.11.  5-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  
04.11. - 11.11.  8-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  
18.11. - 22.11.  5-days trek in dune landscapes
 
18.11. - 25.11.  8-days trek in dune landscapes  
02.12. - 06.12.  5-days trek in dune landscapes  
02.12. - 09.12.  8-days trek in dune landscapes  
16.12. - 20.12.  5-days trek in dune landscapes  
23.12. - 30.12.  8-days xmas trek in dunes and valleys of Jebel Bani  

 

 

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:

Additional flights to Zagora!

From/via Casablanca and Ouarzazate there will be flights by Royal Air Maroc to Zagora on 4 days per week (Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday).

http://ksarighnda.com/prices-flights-casablanca-ouarzazate-errachidia-zagora-400-mad/

 

Fellow traveller wanted:

 

2.10. - 12.10.2018:  fellow travellers wanted for a combination tour of camel trekking in a varied desert landscape and mule trekking in the Atlas Mountains (Ait Bougouzmez). Just desert or Ait Bougoumez also possible. This journey will take place first in Ait Bougoumez - Atlas mountains between Azilal and El Kelaa M'Gouna and further transfer to Sahara south of Zagora.


1. Our trekking offer:

During the monthes with higher temperatures (mid April to mid June) our treks are primarily performed in the region of the fascinating stone and rock desert of Jebel Bani mountains

 

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:

Nomadenhilfe: our Swiss partner has again provided a larger sum for the medical care of the nomadic families of the Jebel Bani area and promised further donations. In future, doctors will visit nomads of this area several times a year. Hafid Benyachou and the Association of Nomads "Association Akabar for Sustainable Development and Culture - الثقافة و للتنمية أكابار جمعية"  are planning to take appropriate measures together with the local health authority of Zagora. Further donation projects: desanding or deepening of some wells in the mountains as well as the involvement of lawyers to clarify the issues land rights of the nomads of  Jebel Bani and review of the legality of a judgment.

 

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Trekking guests who traveled  in their motorhome from Germany to Zagora received two older, well-preserved sewing machines for the nomadic association Akabar, Tafraout/Sahara and handed them over Hafid Benyachou in Zagora. The joy of the nomad women was great. Many thanks for your help.

We continue to search for cheap sewing machines so that nomad women also from the new school in eastern Tafraout can learn how to sew.

 

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


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. Musicians of Toulout also perform trekking in Tassili national park in Algeria. For detailed information and advice pls request M. Boch-Jacuk.

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

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

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