Our Company :
We started this company with a very simple idea, to create an authentic experience and share the beauty of the country that we love so much. The journey so far has been a lot of fun because we have met so many people from all over the world who have given us the opportunity to show what a nomadic life is really like; the music, art, languages, and landscape. We are proud of our culture and traditions and genuinely enjoy sharing our passion for everything that is Morocco. We speak six languages and counting, all self taught. So, when you come visit it helps us practice and learn some more! The grand Sahara, starry sky, mystical Atlas mountains, beautiful ocean beaches, lakes and desert oasis are all here ready to explore......I invite you to take a journey with us! I hope to see you soon.
My name is Omar , I born in and grew up under the watchful eye of the great Erg Chebbi sand dunes in Southern Morocco. We are a small independent tour company that is 100% local. We know Morocco. Our Morocco tours and excursions are available every day and start from anywhere in Morocco. You can choose from our suggested tours or we can customize an itinerary. We offer group or private tours, Cheap offers for students, Luxury Tours, Hestorical, Cultural, and all-inclusive tour packages, if the itineraries that we offer does not match what you're looking for, please feel free to contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements.
Morocco's Geography :
Moroccan Geography is characterized by two main chains: The Atlas Mountains divided into three chains: the big Atlas, the middle Atlas, the small Atlas, one of the highest peaks is Toubkal. The mountains surround watering places and cities like Ifran, Marrakech, Agadir, Fes, and Meknes. In the north, the coast is chained by the peaks ranging from Tetuan to Nador. The Rif Mountains lie in northern Morocco, not part of the Atlas Mountains but part of an arch that swings up to the rock of Gibraltar and southern Spain. The Rif Mountains run from the coast at Tangiers and follow the rugged Mediterranean coastline, almost of the Algeria border, rising to 2448 above the sea level at their highest point. This rugged area has some fertile valleys used for agriculture, which is likely to include illegally grown cannabis, for which it has become famous to some. Within these mountains you will find white washed villages tarnished by blue in Andalusia style.
The Berbers or Imazighen which means "free humans" or "free men" are known to the world as Berbers. In fact, the word Berbers is offensive to these ancient inhabitants of North Africa and the Sahara desert. The name "Berber" is another one of many peccadilloes of the Romans who threw names at people left and right. They, along with the Greeks referred to every people they could not understand with the same unintelligible Berber language whether they were in the East or the West. The majority of the Moors in medieval "Arabic" Spain were actually Berbers, who had adopted the Arabic Moslem culture and Arabic as their written language. Even today the Berbers are ethnically -- but far from politically -- the dominant part of the populations of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Mauritania. Isolated Berber-speaking groups are found all over North Africa, from the Atlantic in the west to Egypt in the east. A colorful nomadic Berber tribe, the Tuaregs, whose male warriors wear blue dresses and indigo-colored veils, still roam the Sahara desert. Moslem yes, Arab no It may come as a surprise to hear that the North African Moslem countries Morocco and Algeria are, in an ethnic sense, not Arab nations at all, but Berber nations, speaking a completely different language than Arabic. Politically the Arab minority has dominated these countries for centuries, and has -- without much success, though -- attempted to eradicate the Berber language. This also holds true of the present leaderships in independent Morocco and Algeria, who up to now have tried to establish an Arab identity for their countries. In recent years the North Africa/Tamazgha -- Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya -- (= "land of the setting sun" in Arabic, i.e. the western part of North Africa) has experienced an awakening of Berber consciousness. Berber protests have had limited success, but they have at least led to the introduction of formal teaching of Berber in some Moroccan and Algerian schools and universities. The strong Berber desire to establish a national Berber identity appears to be accelerating. In 2001 and 2002 several Berber demonstrations have been held in Morocco and Algeria, calling for official acceptance of Berber identity and state-funded education in the Berber language.
Tifinagh Tifinagh :
As mentioned earlier, the Berber language has not been written - until fairly recently - except as short inscriptions on monuments. The Berber alphabet that was used for this task in antiquity is called Tifinagh and consists of a number of strange-looking phonetic symbols. It is probably derived from the Phoenician alphabet and has only symbols for consonants. Some Berber activists have tried to augment the consonant symbols with vowel symbols. This modern form of Tifinagh is sometimes heroically used to write Berber, most often only by the activists themselves. Most people who are literate in Berber use the Latin letter system for writing Tamazight. The name Tifinagh possibly means 'the Phoenician letters', or possibly from the phrase tifin negh, which means 'our invention'. Are you looking for more? only with Marrakesh Desert Tours you can explore an exotic land of Kasbahs, desert dunes and rose-filled valleys and to discover the hidden secrets of the ancients imperial Cities.