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NOMADIC SAHARA

DROPPING

9 day journey

4th of March 2023 - 12th of March 2023 

11th of March 2023 - 19th of March 2023 FULLY BOOKED

Nomadic SAHARA DROPPIng

Explore the Sahara in a magical and adventurous way. Get dropped and immerse yourself in the nomadic culture of the Berbers.

Dropped by 4x4 vehicles

Surviving for 24 hours

Luxury, culture and tranquillity.

Navigation through the desert

Living with the nomadic berbers

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No cell phones

Location

Marrakech, Morocco

Activity Level (1-5)

Level 2 (medium)

Guide

Koen De Leeuw (NL)
Mostapha (ENG)

For who

Everyone who can walk 10 km
 

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Itinerary

 

Day 1

Upon our arrival at Marrakech airport, we transfer towards our hotel.

After checking in, we will explore the city together and enjoy the delicious Moroccan cuisine.

Different dietary requirements aren't a problem in Morocco. (vegetarian and vegan options are available during our trip)

Day 2

After breakfast, we drive through the Atlas mountain range towards the starting point of our desert expedition.

Only one more night in full luxury before we start our unforgettable authentic journey through the mythical Sahara desert.

 

Day 3

We start the day early, so we can make use of the "cool" hours of the day for walking and camel riding.
At the end of the day, you will feel completely lost in the desert. Although, we need to keep it safe! So, our guide will always be with you. This way, you decide how much you lean on the guide's knowledge to find your way out of the desert.

 

Day 4 - 5 - 6

We navigate through the desert in search of the nomadic Berbers. Once we found them, they will take us on a cultural journey through the desert. Everyone gets the unique chance to learn about their nomadic lifestyle. How they bake bread, set up camp, use the environment for navigation and much more.

 

Day 7

The desert expedition comes to an end when we reach civilization. 
We arrive at a magical green oasis village that rests between the desert and rocky hills. We stay in an authentic Kasbah that's adapted to our modern standards without touching the authenticity. It used to be a fortress for the head of the community, and now it functions a safe house for nomads and travelers alike.

 

Day 8

We transfer towards our hotel in Marrakech to end the journey in the buzzing capital. In Marrakech, we take you to a special Hammam, so you can experience the way Moroccans have found relaxation for decades.

Day 9

After our last Moroccan breakfast, we transfer back to the Marrakech airport and fly back home.

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the Story

During a trek through the Sahara Desert, our jeeps are stolen and we are forced to test our survival skills. Fortunately, the local Berbers quickly safe us and together we undertake an adventurous trek across the Sahara towards a beautiful green oasis, the source of life in the desert.

During the immersion in nomadic culture, we will experience the true beauty of the desert, learn about the culture of the Berbers and enjoy the disconnection from society.

Practical info

When

4th of March 2023 - 12th of March 2023


Price

€ 1475

 

What's included​

  • Briefing & assistance with preparation

  • Professional guidance from Belgian guide

  • Professional guidance from local Berbers

  • Accomodation:

    • All accomodations are inclusive.
    • Hotel/ Kasbah on 4,5,10,11/03

    • Tent stay on 6,7,8,9/03

  • Food and water:

    • Diner on 4,5,10/03

    • Festive meal on 11/05

    • Breackfast after every hotel stay

    • All the nescesary food during the desert experience: Breackfast, lunch, diner.

    • Specific food requirements are possible during the entire stay in Morroco.

  • Transport

    • Airport transfers

    • Transfer to the desert, and back to the city

    • Tranfers to the hotel and other planed activitys

  • Survival challenge in the real desert

  • Survival sessions and workshops during the experience

  • 5 days of living together with the berbers

  • An idyllic stay in the desert

  • Safety equipment:

    • Trauma first aid

    • Satellite connection

Not included

  • Flights (€150 - €300 from Belgium)

    • We land in Marrakesh​

  • Travel (annulation) insurance

  • Medical insurance

  • Personal backpack

    • Air Mattress

    • Sleeping bag

    • Light outdoor clothing with long sleeves

  • ​Extra drinks in the hotel

  • Personal first-aid kit

Optional costs

Extra food and drinks outside the team activities in the hotel before and after the expedition.

Packlist

During the preparation of this expedition, we will go over the equipment that you will need. This is how we make sure you are comfortable during our Moroccan desert expedition.

Renting gear

Ask us about renting options:

  • Sleeping bag

  • Sleeping pad

  • Backpack

  • ...

Guides

Safety is our number one priority. On this expedition, we work together with our Get Out There guides and local Berber guides. The experts with whom we work together have the necessary experience as mountain-, survival-, outdoor-, and wilderness guide. They are also Wilderness First Responders, in order to keep medical assistance close by.

 

The local Berber guide is fluent in English and will be able to teach us about the cultural aspects of the adventure. This way we can share knowledge and experience.

 

Insurance

We ask every participant to prove that they have insurance that extends to the full period of the travel experience. In Belgium, we can suggest Allianz or KBF for this.
Get in touch with your insurance to make sure all the activities you will experience are covered. We are happy to help you with finding an insurance with the right coverage.

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Why the Sahara

During our adventures in the Morrocan desert there is one prevalent characteristic. The solidarity of the berber culture and the tranquility they radiate.

The nomadic life combined with the provoking power of nature pulls you out of your day tot day. We are fully submerged in the moment and learn again to enjoy the little tings in life. We feel what life is all about.

This makes the Saharah the perfect setting to create a unique and magic story. A story that energiszes and conects the groep. Going home with memories and unforgetable experiences.

FAQ's

How physically challenging is this adventure

Being in good health and being able to walk 10 kilometers is sufficient to participate in this adventure.

Knowledge and experience

No prior knowledge or experience is required. We will teach you everything you need to know on this trip.

What to do in case of emergency

The nearest hospital is a 2,5h drive or 250 kilometers from the desert. It is Sidi Hsain Hospital Nasir. In case of an emergency we can contact the resque helicopter as well.

We will continuesly be able to reach the highway with offroad vehicles. These vehicles are always closeby. Since we are in a giant sandbox, the riscs we can encounter are limited, well known and monitored.

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Food & water safety

Food will be fully coocked or baked before eating. The food in the Morrocan culture is always coocked or washed very well.

hygiene

During the adventure we have enough water to clean ourselves. Not a shower but a little bucket will have to do.

Toilet situation

During the dropping there will be no sanitary installations.

How do we sleep?

There are tents provided in wich you can sleep with 2, 3 or 4 people. Morrocan matrasses are provided, but we recomend that you take an air matrass for hiking with you. This way you will have all the comfort you need in the desert.

Sun & mosquito protection

At least 2 times a day we will remind everyone to protect themselves with suncream. You are also obligated to wear long sleeved clothing, a sunhat or cloth. This is how the locals deal with the sun.

Small insects do not realy create an issue since they need water to live. Just in case they do cross our path we provide repellant spray.

How to deal with the sand

The sand can get realy warm. So we wear our shoes during the hottest parts of the day. 

Keeping the sand out of your clothes is relatively easy. But you have to be okay with imperfection. Because you will never get all the sand out of your shoes for example.

There are carpets in the tent to aid you in sand-management.

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