Desert Excursions Itinerary

Camel Trekking and Safaris

For anyone who has admired the beauty and intrigue of desert nomad culture, whether in photographs in National Geographic or films such as Lawrence of Arabia, there is nothing to compare with traversing the remote Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi sand dunes and Hamadas astride a camel. Our camel trekking allows you to become far more than a casual tourist. Whether for an hour or a longer trek of up to 11 days, trekking enables you to experience a way of life that has endured for a thousand years.

The vastness of the Sahara desert with all the variety of its landscape, the orange Erg Chebbi sand dunes in Merzouga , the tallest and most beautiful in Morocco provide vistas unseen by travellers in vehicles. There is no way to adequately describe the silence of the remote desert, or the brightness and seeming nearness of the stars, where no glow of distant city lights interferes. You can also taste traditional nomad foods prepared on open fires and sleep in traditional tents or, if you choose, beneath the stars.

You may choose to take a short camel ride through to spend a night in the heart of the dunes or to explore more deeply on treks that trace parts of Brahim’s ancestral routes, when the nomads traded as far away as Timbuktu. The length of the visit can be customized to suit the desires of the individual trekker, but either way, a camel trek offers a portal into a different world.

If you choose to trek for longer time, you will discover rich desert oasis and watch the rare birds such as desert-sparau and the Houbara bustard in the vast Sahara desert. Trek within the magnificent moon-like landscape of Kem-Kem Hamada (flat stony desert) and find your own fossil or meteorite. At night you might have a chance to see stars or meteorites falling as if you were watching a movie. It’s Brahim wish to welcome you and show you as more as possible about his area and culture.

Whether you plan to start your trip from Fes or from Marrakech, you can always join us for our 5 days trek. You can start in Fes and finish in Marrakech, or the other way around. In either case you will see the Cedar forest and the Barbarian Ape in nature, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Ziz valley, ride your camel across the Sahara desert of Merzouga, and sleep with Berbers in their goat hair lodge in the middle of nowhere, visit the Todra gorge and sleep in the Dades gorge, follow the Kasbah trail to Ouarzazate and cross the famous Tizi Ntichka pass to get to Marrakech.

Comments are closed.