We are the Laaroussi family living outside of M'Hamid in a camp next to the dunes of the Sahara. Our ancestry is Berber, the nomadic tribes that have lived here in the Sahara for centuries. There are 12 of us 8 girls and 4 boys in our family but many of us live in the city for the most part. We are excited to open our home up to you and teach you about our culture and way of life.
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cocinar para toda la familia
Práctica de idiomas
Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
Here you will get the chance to learn about the Berber people, experience life in the desert, practice French, Arabic, English, and Berber, and much more!
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
While you are here we can teach you our traditional style of mud brick building. We are hoping to build 3 more houses deeper amidst the dunes but it is hard due to desertification. We are also always excited to have a chance to practice new languages. Besides that you can help participate in the daily tasks and enjoy the desert!
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
Este anfitrión ha indicado que está interesado en compartir su idioma o aprender otro.
Ponte en contacto con él para obtener más información.
We have mud huts you can stay in or enjoy the fresh air under our star filled sky.
About my village
M’hamid El Ghizlane, the last village before the vast expanses of the Sahara, is a rural municipality of the Zagora province, in the southern Drâa – Tafilalet region. It is located at the end of the N9 road, after Tamegroute, and it shares its southern border with Algeria.
An ancient cultural crossroads – its territory used to be a stop for trans-Saharan traders – M’hamid El Ghizlane is part of a nomadic area. With its little adobe shacks made of mud or clay bricks, the little ochre village seems to come right out of sand.
M’hamid El Ghizlane is sheltered in a palm grove stretching for 16 km along the river Drâa (oued Drâa). On one of the banks is M’hamid Bali, the old town, which holds an important kasbah. On the other side, M’hamid Jdid, the new village, offers essential facilities: groceries, craft shops, cafés, restaurants, family hotels, …
Every Monday there is a souk, an opportunity to see the famous « blue men », desert camel-herders, and to buy local products, bathed in the colours and fragrances of these goods.
. M’hamid El Ghizlane has established itself as the main departure point for desert excursions, particularly to the dunes of Erg Lehoudi and Erg Chegaga erg ezahar ...
While here you can explore the desert by camel or quad, visit our village of M'Hamid (about a 20 min walk away), enjoy campfire parties in the evening, and much more.
How to get to Mhamid el ghazlen
Public Transportation Access
Taxis and CTM buses to multiple destinations (Zagora, Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Casablanca ...).
For example, there are daily departure of CTM bus from Marrakech at 11:15 am and daily return at 6:15 am at the The destination on CTM is called: Lamhamid Ghozlane. I pick you at the bus station
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Más de dos
Maximum 2-3hours a day, 4days a week