Welcome to Akabar - Sahara Treks!

Hafid Benyachou, the owner of Akabar - Sahara Treks, comes from a large nomad family. He still remembers that his father was walking with his herds from Morocco through Algeria to Mali. Hafid has set himself the task of supporting the nomadic population of Sahara. More about this under "News" and "Nomad Aid Projects".

Hafid Benyachou has no business premises, camels and jeeps. He accompanies most tours as a guide, so it could take a few days that he answers a request. For parallel tours, the trekking groups will be accompanied by Mohammed Oukhayi, Said Azmamar and Hafid's brother Ali. Like Hafid, Mohammed, Said and Ali have many years of experience as tour guides or as independent tour organizers (Ali Benyachou).

 

The course of a camel trekking tour:

We start our daily hike at 9 am and walk for about three to four hours in the morning. After an extensive lunch break we hike another one to two hours, all at a quiet pace, together with the caravan - the chameliers with their camels. The team carefully select the resting places for lunch and dinner.  Upon reaching our lunch rest place as well as our night camp, the guide will serve you freshly prepared tea and sweets. The breakfast is rich and varied: it consists of tea, coffee, bread, omelette, olives, jam, honey, eggs and spread cheese. For lunch there are salads as well as bread, noodles or rice and juices. Dinner includes soup, couscous, tajine or pasta dishes and a desert. If there is enough firewood available, the cook prepares the traditional flatbread in the embers during the evening. Otherwise, the bread is freshly baked in the pan.

We do not have a sportive requirement profile, nevertheless our guests should have experience of several hours of walking - also in mountain landscapes - as well as be sure-footed. There is plenty of time to take pictures, enjoy and relax.The team depends on your fitness, so long daily stages of 20 km or just a few hours can be walked.  A rest day is also possible. We also orientate ourselves on the weather, i.e. in case of great heat and sandstorms we hike less and have a longer lunch break.

On our tours we offer sufficient mineral water, so the drinking water does not have to be treated extra. During the daily hike it is possible to refill with mineral water at any time.
You spend the night under the starry sky or in a tent. Akabar - Sahara Treks provides large tents as well as special 2-person tents. Mattresses and blankets are also included. 

 
For tours up to four people, a riding camel is included in the total price. From four people onwards each riding camel costs 15 EUR per day
. You will receive complete information on trekking, equipment and Morocco following your booking with us.


Season: Camel trekking in the dune landscapes and Jebel Bani from mid-September to July. During the hot months, the treks start in the early morning and end around midday, and preference is given to walking in the plateaus of the Jebel Bani Mountains. Hikes in the Atlas Mountains from May to October and round trips by jeep all year round.

Duration of the trekking tours: three days to 15 days, longer hikes are possible.


Execution of the trekking tour: from one person onwards

 

We offer tours according to your schedule and ideas.