Born in Merzouga Desert and as local from from this area, I was in contact with foreigners and working in Hotel Merzouga and guiding in Merzouga Sahara Desert during the studies holidays season.
How did you make the transition to becoming a tour guide?
With my experience working in hotels and 4 wheel driving around the sand dunes and the Merzouga areas it was a natural transition to become a guide.
What does a typical day look like for you?
On an average day, I meet people interested in getting informed about the regions, and an easy going/ great trip and looking for a good overall experience.
Have you got a certain style of guiding, or do you just run with it on the day?
It is very important to run with it on the day to add more for a best and unforgettable experience…
Getting to Sahara Desert and enjoying the silence of Sahara and giving what we have and what we know to my guests, local traditions, cultures and nature…
What’s the most memorable experience you’ve had on a tour or trip?
During a day/night camel ride over the sand dunes on our walk we were surprised with a desert fox getting into a well and having a hard to get out, it was a great experience for us to give the fox freedom again.
Every job has its ups and downs. Are there any aspects of your job that you don’t like or aren’t that keen on?
We enjoy all the nature and a good sunset, clear days and the wonderful Sahara Desert nights with the stars shining, for me I feel down when nature doesn’t cooperate during a client’s visit on Sahara Desert; cloudy, windy and no stars.
Experience, educated, knowledge about all your country’s cultures and traditions, social and close to people.
As an experienced guide yourself, can you explain what the benefits of hiring a guide are?
Guests will be informed and get the real information about all the country and make the trip easier.
Without giving away your secrets, tell us the types of things about your area/activity that only a guide would know.
The roads, the best places, and the best sightseeing points.
And finally, have you got any tips for people who are interested in booking a guide like yourself, but aren’t too sure what to look for?
I am here for any information needed and to support any body with planning his/her trip while they are figuring it out.