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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 & 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, & makes a positive & sustainable impact on the local economy.