Why You Should Take
Your Family To The Sahara

Family Adventure Sahara

Why You Should
Take Your Family
To The Sahara

Family Adventure Sahara

A family adventure in the Sahara Desert is one of the best things you’ll ever do! It’s different, educational, safe, refreshing and above all, great fun.

A family adventure in the
Sahara Desert is one of the
best things you’ll ever do!

It’s different, educational,
safe, refreshing and
above all, great fun.

What Is It Exactly?
Our family trips are 8 days (to fit inside school holidays) and involve flying to Marrakech, driving down to the Sahara (2 days) followed by a trek deep into the Desert, fully supported by a Guide and support crew, complete with camels to carry supplies. It’s a camping trek with all food and water carried from the outset, no resupply. It’s isolated, no roads, no people, very remote but safe. We get you out by 4×4 at the end so an exciting Desert drive thrown in!

Family Sahara

Who Can Go?
We would suggest children aged around 9 upwards of average fitness/activity level should be able to complete this unaided (on their own two feet). Children slightly younger could go but it would be advisable to hire a camel in a specific role to accompany them; we can advise.

When To Go?
Spring and Autumn are generally the months we trek in the Sahara and these family treks are designed to fit into those half term school holidays and also Easter (date dependant). Our dates are up on the webpage.

Who Does It Suit?
Any family with any sense of adventure to go and have a bit of fun, or challenge themselves to live in this beautiful environment. It is seriously good fun.

We appreciate families like to have it to themselves sometimes and we have therefore geared this trip to a minimum of 2 people (upwards).

Full details for the Family Sahara in Oct 2018, Feb 2019 and Easter 2019.

5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Kids To The Sahara

1. Safe Adventure. Once you get trekking, you are in the middle of nowhere. No roads, no people, no buildings, nothing. Just the odd nomadic camel herder, if you’re lucky! Children (and adults!) can roam and run up and down as many sand dunes as they like in safety.

2. Education. You don’t need much kit out there, it’s pretty minimalistic. As it’s camping, your children learn a lot about how to live in such a wild environment (the fact you don’t need much), how to bake bread in sand ovens, all about camels, how to go to the toilet in the wilds(!), how to live without electronic devices for a little while and how to pack their daysacks every day.

3. Fun. With todays hectic life styles, we can often forget what raw fun is. With so much time and space, life slows down a lot. The simple things come back to life. Running down a sand dune when you can’t stop (and they’re big!), walking barefoot on hot sand (hot, hot, hot), digging your toes into sand when they is no end to it or simply lying back and enjoying the sun. And that’s without the odd ride on the camel (this is not a camel trek as such but they do let you ride them at the end to experience it) and the 4×4 ride through the Desert to the finish.

4. Family Time. It’s rare to get isolated family time these days. This will certainly give you that!

5. The Food. To quote a previous client who was a Hotel Head Chef… ‘no more will I take any moans from my chefs given the quality of food produced out here on just 2 gas burners; stunning’. You won’t go hungry and it’s delicious. Eating breakfast out on the dunes in the morning is an absolute delight.

With the time you have in Marrakech, see What’s To Do In Marrakech.

Our alternative family adventures in Morocco, Nepal and Norway.

Family Sahara
Family Sahara
Family Sahara

5 Reasons Why You Should
Take Your Kids To The Sahara

1. Safe Adventure. Once you get trekking, you are in the middle of nowhere. No roads, no people, no buildings, nothing. Just the odd nomadic camel herder, if you’re lucky! Children (and adults!) can roam and run up and down as many sand dunes as they like in safety.

2. Education. You don’t need much kit out there, it’s pretty minimalistic. As it’s camping, your children learn a lot about how to live in such a wild environment (the fact you don’t need much), how to bake bread in sand ovens, all about camels, how to go to the toilet in the wilds(!), how to live without electronic devices for a little while and how to pack their daysacks every day.

3. Fun. With todays hectic life styles, we can often forget what raw fun is. With so much time and space, life slows down a lot. The simple things come back to life. Running down a sand dune when you can’t stop (and they’re big!), walking barefoot on hot sand (hot, hot, hot), digging your toes into sand when they is no end to it or simply lying back and enjoying the sun. And that’s without the odd ride on the camel (this is not a camel trek as such but they do let you ride them at the end to experience it) and the 4×4 ride through the Desert to the finish.

4. Family Time. It’s rare to get isolated family time these days. This will certainly give you that!

5. The Food. To quote a previous client who was a Hotel Head Chef… ‘no more will I take any moans from my chefs given the quality of food produced out here on just 2 gas burners; stunning’. You won’t go hungry and it’s delicious. Eating breakfast out on the dunes in the morning is an absolute delight.

With the time you have in Marrakech, see What’s To Do In Marrakech.

Our alternative family adventures in Morocco, Nepal and Norway.

Family Sahara
Family Sahara
Family Sahara

Worried About Kids In The Desert? Don’t be!

We all know our own children and they all have their own idiosyncrasies, dislikes and fears to overcome. What if, what if, what if …

Sleeping arrangements, food, toilets, illnesses, the sun, injuries, creepy crawlies are all common and understandable issues that immediately arise when you begin to consider this type of holiday adventure.

We have tried and tested this trek many times and with children too. The simply key is to discuss any issues you have with us and we can tell you what’s what. Changes, adaptations, fall back plans, assistance can all be discussed.

And what stories your children will come back with….

Call us on 01529 488159 to discuss.

Worried About Kids In The Desert? Don’t be!

We all know our own children and they all have their own idiosyncrasies, dislikes and fears to overcome. What if, what if, what if …

Sleeping arrangements, food, toilets, illnesses, the sun, injuries, creepy crawlies are all common and understandable issues that immediately arise when you begin to consider this type of holiday adventure.

We have tried and tested this trek many times and with children too. The simply key is to discuss any issues you have with us and we can tell you what’s what. Changes, adaptations, fall back plans, assistance can all be discussed.

And what stories your children will come back with….

Call us on 01529 488159 to discuss.

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About the Author:

Terry Crosby is the founder and co-owner of Travel and Trek Limited. He started the Company in 2005 after an long military career, which ultimately gave him the skills to set up, run, manage and develop what is now a global adventure travel company. He has extensive experience in all of the countries the company travel to and is an ex Mountain Leader and Arctic Survival Instructor.