We have designed this 4 day trek to be suitable for an active family to enjoy.
Children absolutely love camping, sleeping under the stars, riding camels and running down sand dunes. So we have included all of those and more.
The walking times are usually no more than 5 hours with long lunch breaks to rest if required. Children can also ride the camels if they are too tired to walk.
They can help with bread making in the sand, getting wood for the fire to make the bread, setting up tents and bringing food for the camels.
They can learn the ways of nomads, how they find food and water for their animals.
There are ancient villages to discover and fossils hundreds of millions of years old to find.
This is so much more than a trekking holiday; this is world schooling, off the beaten track, deep in the vastness of unspoilt nature where you leave no trace. Where you learn your place in this world, where you learn to be responsible for your health, your comfort, your thoughts and help your companions.
If this sounds like something you would love to do with your family; get in touch and we can plan a tour to include this trekking experience.
We organise everything, you just need to arrive either in Marrakech or Casablanca, our team representative will meet you at the airport. You can also include a tour around Morocco which we can customise for you.
4 Day Family Sahara Desert Trek
Arrival in Bounou at your guesthouse. Welcome tea and meet your guide.
Day 1; After a leisurely breakfast, last minute shopping in Mhamid if required.
You can choose to visit the 800 year old Bounou Kasbah, or visit an ecological desert garden. You can then visit with the family of the guide and see the bread being prepared for the lunch. Lunch with the family and in the afternoon, the camel team arrives. We pack up all the water, food, and gear and set off on the trek to the first campsite. About 3 hours walking. Set up camp and enjoy the stars and dinner.
Day 2; After breakfast, we break camp, pack the camels and walk across the desert to our 2nd camp near a well. Here you can shower and freshen up, the camels can get watered and we set up camp, lunch along the way in a sheltered spot.
This site is under tamarisk trees with small dunes nearby.
Day 3; In the morning, the children can help with collecting wood to make the fire to cook the sand bread. After breakfast, we leave the camp for a short walk to discover a fossil field some several hundred million years old, once at the bottom of the sea. This is a very exciting part of the day, and who knows what you may discover. We return to the camp for lunch and then pack up the camels. Just a short 2-3 hours walk and we reach our camp for the third night amongst some small dunes and tamarisk trees. Relax, drink tea, enjoy the peace and watch the stars come out as the dinner is prepared.
Day 4; The last day then, we cross the stony desert to the palm grove of Bounou, lunch in the shade of the palm trees and then we cross the dry Draa River bed and pass the Bounou Ksar on our way to the Guesthouse. 4-5 hours of walking
Dinner and a welcome hot shower.
Day 5; Departure after breakfast.