W A L K I N G
as a preferred way of getting around in the desert
Respect for nature, people, animals
Slowdown - Opening the senses -culture exchange
Our hikes are suitable for people
who long for simplicity, silence, space and who like to walk.
for whom a conventional tour group is not suitable and who prefer to travel more individually.
For those interested in meeting locals and willing to break comfortable habits for a few days to embark on a new experience.
We organize hikes for individuals, for two persons, for groups of up to 20 people.
Requirements for the desert hikes are an average physical and mental resilience. Confiding in the local guide and his staff is necessary for this type of travel. The region is currently considered safe. We would be happy to inform you personally about the current travel regulations regarding the corona situation.
Participation is at your own risk.
Omar or / and Family members lead the caravan.
Born in the desert in Morocco, he lived there with his family, goats and dromedaries until he was 22 years old. In 2005 the family decided to give up their nomadic life due to the increasing drought and, like many other nomads, to settle in the village of Mhamid. After a difficult transition period, Omar began accompanying tourists into the desert. 15 years of experience as a chamelier (camel guide), cook and guide, then finally my own dromedaries. His close ties to the Sahara and to simple life have remained. He would like to give insights into the traditions of nomadic life: e.g. bake sand bread or sing old traditional songs of the Sahara. He knows the peculiarities and ways of the desert. Communication is possible in Arabic, French and some English.
A desert tour begins with 3-4 hours of hiking in the morning, depending on the planned tour, condition and needs. The starting point is always M'Hamid. It is also possible to hike a bit in the evening after a lunch break in the shade.
There are three meals a day, as well as tea in between, traditional sand bread is baked; the food is simple, Moroccan and delicious! It is taken sitting on the ground in the shade of a tree or in the evening by the campfire. Food, mattresses, tents and sufficient drinking water are transported with the dromedaries .
We will leave as few traces as possible on our hikes,
Waste is incinerated, if possible, or taken back with you.
There are mattresses and blankets for sleeping, you will bring your own sleeping bag.
It is possible to sleep outdoors under the stars or in a tent, depending on your preference. Partial routes, such as Return from Chegaga dunes by jeep can be organized on request.
For the former nomads living in poverty, these desert migrations represent the only possible source of income. 100 percent of the income therefore benefits the locals.