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, 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, hiking in Atlas mountains from May to October and 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. Individual jeep tours into Sahara landscapes. Please contact us!

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
16.09. - 20.09.  5-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes
 
23.09. - 27.09.  5-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  
23.09 .- 30.09.  8-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  
02.10. - 12.10.  cameltrekking in desert and mule trekking in Ait Bougoumez/Atlas mountains
 takes place
09.10. - 16.10.  8-days trek in Jebel Bani  complete
16.10. - 20.10.  5-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  takes place
21.10. - 25.10.
 5-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  
21.10. - 28.10.  8-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  
28.10. - 31.10  4-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes takes place
04.11. - 08.11.  5-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  
04.11. - 11.11.  8-days trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  
18.11. - 22.11.  5-days trek in dune landscapes
 
18.11. - 25.11.  8-days trek in dune landscapes  
02.12. - 06.12.  5-days trek in dune landscapes  
02.12. - 09.12.  8-days trek in dune landscapes  
16.12. - 20.12.  5-days trek in dune landscapes  
23.12. - 30.12.  8-days xmas trek in dunes and valleys of Jebel Bani  
28.12. - 03.01.  7-days trek into the new year in valleys of Jebel Bani and dunes  takes place
02.01. -04.01.  3-days short trek from Jebel Bani to dunes  complete

 

 

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 P. Hauser provides you an impression about our treks and our work:

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Current news:

You can already book camel trekking over christmas and New Year; a new schedule for 2019 will be online soon.

 

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). Just desert or Ait Bougoumez also possible. This journey will take place first in Ait Bougoumez - Atlas mountains between Azilal and El Kelaa M'Gouna and further transfer to Sahara south of Zagora.

16.10. - 20.10.: fellow travellers wanted by couple for a 5-days trek from Jebel Bani via canyons of Oued L'Amhasser to dunes.

28.10 - 01.11.2018: fellow travellers wanted for a 4-days trek(short-trek)  from Jebel Bani mountains to dune landscapes. Transfer from Marrakech to Zagora on 27.10. by private taxi.

27.12. -2.1.2019: fellow travellers wanted for a group of four persons wanted.


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 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"

 

 

 

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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


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.