North Africa


The small oasis town of M'Hamid El Ghizlane in Southern Morocco was once the meeting place for traditional trans-Saharan caravans, bringing nomadic traders, families and communities together from across the Sahara and Sahel. Although the last of these trading caravans made the 52-day journey between M'Hamid in North Africa and Timbuktu in Mali, West Africa in the 1930's, the region's nomadic heritage continues to resonate through the Taragalte Festival, which celebrates a rich history of cultural exchange, raises awareness of the fragile desert environment, and makes a positive & sustainable impact on the local economy.