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

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
28.01. - 04.02.  8-days trek into the vastness of Sahara
 
30.01. - 01.02.  3-days trek - dunes  
09.02. - 15.02.  7-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes of Sahara  takes place
17.02. - 24.02.  7-days trek in Jebel Bani mountains  booked
28.02. - 02.03.  3-days trek - dunes  
04.03. - 11.03.  8-days hike through Jebel Bani to dune landscapes of Sahara
 
11.03. - 15.03.  5-days hike from Jebel Bani to dunes of Sahara
 takes place
18.03. - 20.03.  3-days trek - Jebel Bani - dunes  
20.03. - 31.03.  12-days trek into the vastness of Sahara  
30.03. - 01.04.  3-days trek - Jebel Bani - dunes  
01.04. - 08.04.  8-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes of Sahara  
08.04. - 10.04.  3-days trek - Jebel Bani - dunes  
15.04. - 20.04.  6-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes of Sahara  
29.04. - 04.05.  6-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes of Sahara  
06.05. - 13.05.  8-days hike through Jebel Bani to dune landscapes of Sahara  
20.05. - 27.05.  8-days hike through Jebel Bani to dune landscapes of Sahara  
02.10. - 12.10.  Camel trekking in desert and mule trekking in Ait Bougoumez/Atlas mountains  takes place

 

 

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).

Prices of Flights from Casablanca to Ouarzazate, Errachidia and Zagora at MAD 400
Rabat – Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and The Drâa-Tafilalet Regional Council have signed an agreement on strengthening air links at the regional level by setting the price for one way economy flights from Casablanca to the three airports in the region to MAD 400.
RAM also agreed to ensure seven weekly flights between Casablanca and Ouarzazate, five flights to Errachidia and three flights to Zagora, under the same agreement with the regional council of Drâa-Tafilalet.
This agreement seeks to improve the air transport services at a national level and attracting regional investments.
البرمجة الجديدة المنتظرة للرحلات الجوية من وإلى زاكورة

سيعرف ثمن التذكرة انخفاضا من 700 درهم الى 400 درهم وستتم إظافة رحلة ثالثة ومباشرة من زاكورة الى البيضاء،للرحلتين الرسميتين السابقتين

الإثنين ،الإقلاع من الدار البيضاء على الساعة 07:05 صباحا والوصول إلى ورزازات 08:25 صباحا والإقلاع من ورزازات على الساعة 09:05 صباحا والوصول الى زاكورة على الساعة 09:45 صباحا

الإثنين، الإقلاع من زاكورة على الساعة 10:25 صباحا والوصول الى الدار البيضاء على الساعة 12:00 زوالا

الأربعاء ،الإقلاع من الدار البيضاء على الساعة 22:50 ليلا والوصول الى زاكورة على الساعة 00:40 بعد منتصف الليل

الخميس ، الإقلاع من زاكورة على الساعة 06:45 صباحا والوصول الى الدار البيضاء على الساعة 08:20 دقيقة صباحا

الجمعة ،الإقلاع من الدار البيضاء 15:10 مساءا والوصول الى زاكورة على الساعة 17:00 مساءا

الجمعة، الإقلاع من زاكورة على الساعة 17:45 الوصول الى ورزازات على الساعة 18:30 و الإقلاع من ورزازات على الساعة 19:00 مساءا والوصول الى الدار البيضاء على الساعة 20:35 ليلا

 

 

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)

 

1. our trekking offer:

Visit the 15.th Festival International des Nomades M'Hamid El Ghizlane from March 22.-24 2018 with subsequent trekking tour: https://nomadsfestival.wordpress.com/ 

 

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