Camel trekking and desert hikes in morocco:

individual – flexible – sustainable

Camel caravan journeys according to old traditions with Akabar -Sahara Treks and the nomads team


A very special feedback:

Hafids informations to the earthquake: just for your information where earthquake happened and make much damage is in high Atlas mountains especially in rural villages and ways to Taroudant areas, there you can see cracks and stones fall in some areas, but the way btw Marrakech to Zagora no cracks and no stones fall, now cars and tourists are going normal btw Zagora and Marrakech, and for Marrakech city it’s safe the only buildings which affects are those older than 500 years and with clay which you can see some cracks the rest is safe.

Additionally you can watch actual videos about the situation in Hafids instagram:

Autumn/winter season 2023: Where to go with the rest of your holiday? Hafid Benyachou and his team look forward to your booking!

Hafid on a visit to Germany – Picture 1: AgriKultur Festival in Freiburg, visit of the start-up S’Klo, Pictures 2 and 3 in the southern Black Forest

Fellow hikers wanted

for 4-day trekking tour from 9.11. from couple

6-day trekking tour from 24.11-29.11. by woman travelling alone

Weather condition in Zagora desert area:

For your stay in Marrakech the bicycle project Picala:

Picala Bikes:

Desert news:

1. the Nomades music festivals will be held again: Festival International des Nomades: See also under „trekking and homestay“

2. and

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.

3. Nomad aid projects:

The Hand in Hand-Fund of „Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V.“

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.