Morocco: Camel trekking in Sahara - mountain hikes in High Atlas with Akabar - Sahara Treks and the team of Ait Atta nomads

Now flights to Zagora available by following airlines:

Royal Air Maroc: Zagora-Casablanca
Monday 7:05 h morning
Wednesday 22.50 h
Friday 15:10 h
Monday 11:25h morning
Thursday 7.45 h morning
Friday 17.40 h
Air Arabia: Zagora -Marrakech
Wednesday 15:30 h
Saturday 00:30 h
Wednesday 13:55 h
Friday 22:55 h



Fellow traveller wanted:

11./12.2. - 14./15.2.: 2 young women are looking for companions for a short trek

29.01. - 05.02.2019: Trekking in dunes and mountains, 3 travellers (female) are looking for interested fellow travellers for a tour, in which for the first time nomad women will join in as a cook. The travellers hereby want to enable women to earn an income.


02.04.- 09.04.2019: Trekking in dunes and mountains, 3 travelers (female) are looking for interested fellow travellers for a tour in which nomad women will join as a cook. The travellers hereby want to enable women to earn an income.



Desert news:

Nomad aid projects:

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 Swiss 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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Reparation of well on 16th June 2018  - further pictures under "Nomad Aid"


- On 14.12.2018 a big tent was given to a nomad family beeing in need

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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

Details under nomad aid.