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Mohamed Elaamrani

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Guide at a Glance

  • Company

    Desert Escapades

  • Locations

    Marrakech, Morocco

  • Activities

    Adventure, Desert Tour

  • Guiding Experience

    22 years

  • Languages

    Arabic, Berber, Darija, English, French, Hebrew

  • Favorite Trip

    Real Morocco Trip

Guide Bio

I am an adventure guide and tour operator. I offer Morocco Tour packages that include 4WD cars, driver, fuel and half-board accommodation where everything is privately run, booked and prepared by me. I provide our 4WD, our drivers, guides and take care of all other travel logistics for you to benefit from fantastic vacations without any worries. Our personal approach and specialization for tours in Morocco exclusively makes us different.

I obtained a degree in English from the University of Agadir in 2004 and a diploma as a special technician in Cinema and TV Production. I have also taken part in many documentaries made about my village, the nomad life and the Sahara Desert. Since then, I have become an experienced tour guide around the entire south of Morocco, stretching east through the Dades and Toudgha Gorges to Merzouga, as far south as Zagora and the dunes of Erg Chigaga.

I was born and raised in Mhamid El Ghizlane, a wonderful town located in southeast Morocco. Mhamid is known as the last village before the Sahara. I am from a Sahrawi tribe, which used to live a nomadic life but had to settle down in the village of Mhamid. When I was a child, I did what most desert children do, run freely across the dunes and given a baby camel to tend. Camels are almost like people as they never forget and they have feelings. Never upset a camel or he’ll make you suffer, if not right away, someday in the future. Over the years of my youth, the desertification spread and vegetation on which camels fed disappeared. My family had to sell its camels to buy food and then to buy a house since we couldn’t live as nomads anymore. We moved to Mhamid.

The desert was never a welcoming habitat but the dam accelerated its demise. Water evaporated from the Draa River and the lake in Mhamid town itself began to shrink. The hydroelectric dam didn’t even benefit locals, who only acquired electricity in the mid to late nineties. My life was already different from that of my parents. The free spirit I developed as a boy along the fringes of the Sahara was constrained early when the lack of water forced my family to become sedentary.

Desert Escapades

We are a Moroccan tourism business company specializing in private, small group and cultural tours in Morocco, specially the southern part of Morocco Mountains, desert and villages. Because we are nomads from the desert, we do our best to make you experience our real life in our Sahara Desert and Berber villages.

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