Fellow traveller wanted:

by 2 sportive people from 29.1.2023 until 10.02.2023 for a camel trekking tour from 5 days onwards




 Since September 30, 2022 new entry requirements:

"30 September 2022

Following the decision of the Moroccan authorities, the health restrictions (PCR or Vaccinal Pass) at the entrance to Moroccan territory are lifted starting from today. Only the passenger's health form must be presented duly completed."






For your stay in Marrakech the Picala bikes project:

Picala Bikes: http://pikalabikes.com/





Desert news:

The festival for desert music will take place again: www.taragalte.org

For this Akabar - Sahara Treks offers camel trekking tours and festival visit.



https://www.enactus.de/muenchen/projekte/mistub and https://www.mistub.com

Enactus from the University of Munich and the nomadic association Akabar are launching a new project to supply the inhabitants of rural areas and the nomads in the desert with purified and desalinated drinking water.



Nomad aid projects:

HiHLogoThe Hand in Hand-Fund of "Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V." https://www.duh.de/zielgruppen/internationales/hand-in-hand-fonds/hand-in-hand-fonds-foerderprojekte/

supports the "Association Akabar for Sustainable Development and Culture - الثقافة و للتنمية أكابار جمعية جمعية" in the following project, which was initiated last year by Hafid Benyachou's trekking guest Annett Z. and started in summer 2019.                                    

This project aims to encourage rural women from the Tafraout/Jebel Bani area to cultivate medicinal herbs and teas in order to prevent the knowledge of medicinal plants from being forgotten. The first step of the project consists of finding, recording and photographing medicinal plants in Jebel Bani and the dune area. The older nomadic women, who have only transmitted their knowledge orally so far, will be interviewed and subsequently searched for the appropriate plants, photographed and the findings recorded in writing.

In the second phase of the project it is planned to cultivate suitable medicinal herbs on fields in the high valley of Tafraout, which will be bought or leased. The fields are to be cultivated by women. Marketing and sales will also be in the hands of the women, who will be able to earn their own income with this project. The aim is to establish a women's cooperative.

This project is intended to offer alternatives to the watermelon cultivation boom. Negative effects are already being felt. 


Further information under nomad aid.