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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Tea has a special place in Morocco

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Tea-drinking is a big deal in most corners of the globe, from the Far East, Russia, India, to the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and North and East Africa, to say the least. Each nation has its own tea customs and rituals, and not everyone drinks the same blend of…

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A Day in the Life – meeting the Nomad

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Meet Lahcen Boulbreba, otherwise affectionately known as ‘Berbere’, and something of a local celebrity (everyone knows Boulbreba…). He is the closest example you may find of someone who’s lived out their years in the desert, and still lives in the desert today. His home is a ramshackle collection of tents…

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