Camels & Kasbahs family vacation to Morocco

“Camp out in the desert, travel into the High Atlas and marvel at Marrakech on an 8 day Moroccan adventure with other like-minded families. ”

Highlights

Ouarzazate | Bedouin campsite | Tamashelt | camel safari | N'kob | Kasbah Ait Benhaddou | High Atlas Mountains | Berber village | Tijhza Valley | Tizi'n'Tichka Pass (2260m) | Marrakech |

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Environment
Accommodation and Meals:
We spend four nights in hotels, two nights camping in Bedouin-style tents in the desert and one night in a mountain gite. Our local operators generally prefer to select accommodation which is locally owned in order to support smaller businesses and their employees. This ensures that most income generated is reinvested into the area and the community. By spending the part of the trip camping, we also reduce our carbon footprint and effect on the environment. Where meals are supplied, seasonal, fresh food is used wherever possible. Most vegetables come from the region of Sous; meat is locally supplied by butchers and fruits can be found at markets or farms in the countryside. The main Moroccan dishes most people are familiar with are couscous, meat and vegetable tagines, fish chermoula and bocadillos, which are available from street stalls almost everywhere.

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Local Craft and Culture:
We pass through several small towns and villages including N'kob, Ouarzazate, Tazzarine and Tijhza where we are able to meet locals and engage with their culture. From visiting Kasbah Ait Benhaddou to learn about local trading, to admiring the sprawling Telouet fortress, our guided tours help clients to understand local ways of life- past and present. Another cultural highlight is Marrakech, where clients are encouraged to haggle for souvenirs, take a ride in a traditional Caliche, or to visit the world renowned Marjorelle gardens. In the evening, the Djemma el Fna central square comes alive with musicians, snake charmers, traveling acrobats and food stalls. This is the perfect opportunity to interact with local people, purchase locally produced handicrafts and to support small street vendors by trying authentic food.

Campaigning for Change:
In conjunction with Baraka Community Partnerships, we have sponsored the development of a small village called Tijhza for many years with a variety of projects. These include supplying a pipeline system and water tower to the village and a toilet block for the school. Thanks to our volunteer groups, Tijhza now also has electricity and an annual medical clinic, which has had a hugely positive effect on the welfare of the village. More recently, we have achieved our aim of building a Hammam to alleviate some of the hygiene issues in the area and to provide a sustainable source income for many inhabitants. Unfortunately, devastating storms struck in November 2014, leaving much of the village severely damaged. We were able to raise emergency funding to provide supplies and to re-build many of the homes affected.

Community:
Passing through Berber villages up in the High Atlas Mountains, hiring local guides, staying in local nomad camps and using markets has a positive impact on the local economy. If clients express an interest, we are also able to stop at the Horizon Association, which employs local artisans with disabilities to create pottery, metal work, jewellery and weaving for a local and export market. Clients can purchase gifts here, which go towards supporting the various good work they do for disabled people in the community. Also as we stay in Tighza, which is remote and still recovering from damages, our presence is really appreciated. If the villagers are working on various schemes, then we hope to get involved and clients like to leave behind items such as school materials or winter clothes which are taken in and re-distributed by a local association.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

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