On tour with Wild Morocco – exploring new frontiers

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As I sat companionably chomping on apricots in harmony with hubbie and our guide, Salah, it struck me that eating these delicious little fruits wasn’t the only new experience I was having this week. Apricots and tours. Two things that haven’t really featured in the vocabulary of the Conversant Traveller….

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Self-Drive Adventure – through the heart of the High Atlas & Sahara Desert

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For those who want to get off the beaten path and experience a desert safari, we’ve tailored a 4×4 self-drive itinerary down to the Erg Chigaga region, with the highlight of the tour being a private encampment at the remote Erg Sedrar dunes (to the east of Erg Chigaga great…

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Dar Tigamino & Desert Camp – bespoke Morocco

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Combining two exclusive properties in sought-after locations in Morocco, the foothills of the High Atlas near Marrakech and the heart of the Sahara desert. A seven night bespoke package will appeal to those looking for pure escapism, adventure and genuine discovery of another culture. Stay in a private desert encampment…

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The Berbers of North Africa

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Only as recently as the 2011 Constitution did the Moroccan Berbers see their ‘language’ (Tamazight, one of the Berber languages) recognised as official in Morocco alongside Arabic. There is also now a Royal Institute of Amazigh (Berber) Culture in Morocco, separate TV and radio channels dedicated to Berber-language productions, and,…

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That elusive Touareg tribe – a snapshot

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We’d like to debunk a few notions that we encounter about the peoples of the desert. Several articles on Morocco speak of veiled Touareg tribes leading guests across the sands. Sounds romantic and exotic but you won’t meet a Touareg guide (let alone tribe) on your travels in Morocco. At…

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Flights to the Desert – Zagora airport

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Travelling to the Sahara desert is an adventure and the scenery en-route is incredible – the geology of the Anti-Atlas mountains and Draa Valley is other-worldly! However the journey time is considerable and not everyone has the luxury of being able to break up the driving distance with overnight rest…

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‘Greeting and Eating’ – travel etiquette in Morocco

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From spending a lot of time with our extended Moroccan family I thought it about time I shared some insights in to social etiquette and general ‘to-dos’. You’ll probably find these are quite obvious but will set the scene for your first meeting with your local team or your first…

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