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

 

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Akabar - Sahara Treks offers together with Angela Elvedi trekking tours, which are accompanied by Berber nomad women, in order to make widows and divorced women as well an income possible. These caravans are under the guidance of Mrs. Elvedi. For more information see: https://www.wuestentrekkinginmarokko.ch

 

 

 

Fellow traveller wanted:

3.11. - 14.11.2019: 12 days trek, 3 female travellers are open for fellow travellers

28.01. - 04.02.2020.: 8-days camel trek in mountains and dunes with nomads women accompanying the group as cook

 

 

 

Desert news:

 

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.

 

September 2019: with donations by the travellers of our Swiss partner the team of Akabar - Sahara treks is building wells again:

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Further information under nomad aid.