About Wild Morocco

Discover the heart of Morocco with us at Wild Morocco. We’re passionate about crafting unique adventures that highlight the country’s rich culture and stunning landscapes. Get to know us!

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Yahya Boulfrifi

Yahya hails from the Moroccan Sahara, living out his youth literally in the wilderness. He is one of the last generation to have grown up as children in the region, previously practising a way of life that had remained unchanged for centuries. Since establishing Wild Morocco he has been fortunate to have travelled extensively overseas. Yahya is not only an experienced desert trekking guide but also one of the safest drivers you are likely to meet. Naturally, he knows how to handle any situation in the desert wilderness (navigating safely in zero-visibility without a reference point, finding shelter in a gale-force wind). Expect a genuine introduction to Amazigh culture from an experienced professional.

Yahya’s family left their desert home in 1990 as water, previously provided by the Draa River to deep wells, became too scarce and life in the desert untenable. Yahya’s family has since lived in M’hamid El Ghezlane, the lively frontier village at the end of the tarmac road before the desert opens out.

Emily Burrows

Emily previously held management positions in a number of multinationals. She had already been an avid fan of Morocco, having initially visited the country to trek the mountains, but it was the desert that kept her here (in her words, the introvert’s dream destination). Since leaving her corporate career in the City, she has made Morocco her base, and has travelled extensively in the Kingdom, besides working in tourism in other roles. She will be among the first to tell you that Morocco offers a truly captivating package – desert, mountains, coast, an enthralling culture, and all the colours – and hopes that every visitor to Morocco leaves with the same feeling.

Wild Morocco has been featured for 10 years in Lonely Planet Morocco (since the print edition of 2014), and our desert camp is listed in the most recent two editions (we opened the camp in 2017 near the tallest dune of Erg Chigaga). For the online edition featuring the camp, click here. Please also look us up in the UK’s Telegraph (‘Why this is the year you should discover Morocco – and 30 ways to do it’) – click here for their feature on our 7 days desert hike and tour package. We are also listed with Horizon Guides where we give a flavour of what to expect in the Iriqui National Park and desert hiking, please click here.

The Team

The rest of our team – just a few of the many faces below – we use only the most trusted and respected guides, drivers and support team, who are long-standing colleagues and friends. Our aim is to bring you an unforgettable holiday that will bring you back again to Morocco.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have, however small.

Salah-driver-guide

Salah

Driver

Zagora

Fluent Arabic, Berber, English, French and Spanish

12 yrs+ working in tourism

Khalid

Driver

Rissani

Fluent Arabic, English and French

12 yrs+ working in tourism

Chikh

Driver

Zagora

Fluent Arabic, Berber, English, French and Italian

20 yrs+ working in tourism

Salah-driver-guide

Brahim

Hiking Guide

Mhamid

Fluent Arabic, Berber, English, French and Spanish

12 yrs+ working in tourism

Ahmed

Driver

Zagora

Fluent Arabic, Berber, English, French, Spanish and Italian

20 yrs+ working in tourism

Faisal

Driver

Rissani

Fluent Arabic, English, French and Spanish

10 yrs+ working in tourism

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