Volunteer in the desert – Hello 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.
What are you looking for help with?
What’s the mission of your community?
Helping the village when the project is working well and make the same classrooms for teaching different things
How many volunteers could you host?
Up to 20 volunteers
When would you need volunteers?
all year long
How many hours of help per day?
4-5 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week?
4 days of help per week – 3 days off
Are accommodation and food included?
We free accommodation – for the food we ask a daily contribution.
What type of accommodation can you provide?
- Dormitory/shared rooms
- Others (please, specify in general info)
You will sleep in one of the rooms we build ourselves in the traditional way, out of palm tree, bamboo and clay. There are 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.
Diet – nutrition information
WE CAN accommodate Vegetarians and Vegans
5 euros per day per person… Go for the food, water, electricity
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters?
No! we cannot help with Visa/invitation letters – similar requests will be ignored.
- courses COOKING
- cultural exchange
- free tours NEAIR BAY
What to do in the free time
Walking around, relaxing, drinking, tea, reading, playing
Arabic, Berber, French, English
Nice weather sunny
How to get to your site
- AIR: Nearest airport to TAGOUNITE is Ouarzazate, (Royal Air Maroc) but are cheaper and more flights to Marrakech.
- BUS FROM Marrakech:
*️️Company CTM (directly 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 Search for places, users and markers
Is there internet access?
“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists?
Yes, we can accommodate eco/responsible tourists & paying guests. This needs to be discussed via e-mail