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Experience the charm of the desert and staying with my family and helping in Tagounite, Morocco

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionHello everybody!,

    My name is abdo . I was a nomad with my parents and siblings moving from pasture to pasture in the vast desert, until we settled in the village of tagounite. The knowledge of the Saharawi has been passed down to me. Attached to this harsh and alluring land, I would love to make your journey a haunting and magic experience. Should you come to Zagora or tagounite and plan to enter the Sahara
    I live in Tagounite, and my brother and I are rebuilding my family home and converting it to a rural rhiad where people can experience desert life
  • LocationMorocco, Souss-Massa-Draâ, Province de Ouarzazate

  • Work
  • Type of work Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching
  • Hours per day 4 hours per day 5 days a week
    2 hours in morning 2 in evening
  • Work requirements: Welcome for everyone
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: from 1 week to 3 month
  • Maximum number of helpers: 12
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:arabic .berber .French. english
  • Has pets? I have
    1 cat
    3 dogs
    6 rabies
    2 cheken
    1 tak
  • Smokes at home? Yes
  • Accommodation: You will sleep in one of the rooms we build ourselves in the traditional way, out of palm tree, bamboo and clay. There sre mattresses on the floor and blankets provided and you will share with other people. We have basic traditional washing, toileting and cooking facilities. We sleep on mattresses under the stars in summer, or in our traditional tent. It is basic but also very beautiful and an adventure to be here.
  • Additional info
  • I always wanted to have contact with other persons from other cultures. I now have many friends from all over the world , and I still want to get in touch with others who have not yet experienced the charm of the desert.
    if you want to experience a totally different culture and different people you can take some time out of your life to forget the modern life and visit us. Here we use the wood to make the fire, to give us the light and we cook by it, we use traditional bathroom and sleeping facilities. We go out of our way to make sure you are comfortable and have a good experience.

    We can make arrangements to accompany you into the large sand dunes of the Sahara to stay in nomadic tents overnight and to ride camels, if you wish to do this. Just note that this is outside of the project and there are costs involved to make the journey.
    Volunteers currently go to the small river nearby to swim or just chill together here during their time off, but we can help with any trip you want to make to see the environment here.


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    - AIR: Nearest airport to TAGOUNITE is Ouarzazate, (Royal Air Maroc) but are cheaper and more flights to Marrakech.

    - BUS FROM Marrakech:
    *️️Company CTM (direct runs Marrakech-TAGOUNITE)
    Departure from Marrakech at 11:00, arrival in TAGOUNITE at 20:30
    *️️Company SUPRATOURS (Marrakech-TAGOUNITE via Zagora)
    from Marrakech at 11:00, arriving at 18:00 Zagora / from Marrakech at 15:00, arriving at 23:00 Zagora

    COLLECTIVE TAXI: departures from Zagora to TAGOUNITE every half hour or 1 hour from the taxi rank
    The same companies also make many departures from Ouarzazate and Marrakech

    - CAR
    it's possible to rent a car in Marrakech or Ouarzazate. Coming from Marrakech you need to follow the road to Ouarzazate, Zagora and then drive along the Draa Valley until TAGOUNITE