SAHARA HISTORIC FORTRESS - THE TEAM
We are a family company founded in M’hamid, which for 21 years organizes private tours in southern Morocco: on Sahara Desert, Atlas Mountains and Atlantic Ocean. Jamal Sbaai – the founder of the travel agency “Sahara Historic Fortress”, is one of the marabou-martyr’s grandsons, Sidi Khalil Sbai.
Morocco has a nature and architecture that magnetizes. We focus on showing tourists, simple happiness of archaic life. We like to involve our guests in artisanal, rural activities, inviting them to milk goats and camels, turn the wool, press the argan oil, plow with a donkey, weave carpets, make pottery, baskets, clay bricks, beekeeping, cous-cous, sand bread, jam, and much more… and celebrate, sing and dance, like our ancestors.
Have you ever felt in a place that you breathe happiness? We find that in Morocco, the air is, in a real way, impregnated in happiness. Welcome then, plunge into this dream space!
Certified national and international guides, speaking English, French, Norwegian, Spanish, Romanian and Italian.
Camelia & Jamal Sbaai
Who We Are
Travel Agency Sahara Historic Fortress
Camelia & Jamal Sbaai
Patente nr. 47725831
Camp Jamal, M’hamid El Ghizlane,
Postal Code 47402
+21 267 415 9783
+21 261 226 2841
Why should you take a camel tour into the Saharan desert with us?
Arriving in a place where you find yourself fascinated… Or, better said, where you lose yourself on fascination. Did you ever experience this
When I started living in Morocco, that feeling was deep on me. I hide it, because I use to hide my deep feelings.
One of those days, on the street, I cane across an old German family. You know what they told me? “43 year ago, we've come in Morocco for a short trip. Since then we saw many countries but if one year we are late to take our portion of Morocco, we get unhappy. So, for 43 years, each year we return here, to “breath” Morocco.”
If you will descend down, down, at the bottom of Morocco, you will meet Sahara, the infinite desert, which is populated by happy, primitive people. M'hamid is the last step, from where you get into the sands.
At the border between M’hamid and Sahara, at 4 km from M´hamid, you can find us, a place called “Camp Jamal”. Is no luxury. All is conserved, to express the autochthonous life. But so, so many tourists told us: “Your place has something magic on it.” And a few meters behind our camping, is the old Sahara Historic Fortress, build by Jamal´s grand, grandfather. The place belong to Jamal Sbaai, who is one of the marabou-martyr’s grandsons, Sidi Khalil Sbai, and the founder of “Sahara Historic Fortress.”
You can sleep in a big, or a small tent. Or get a parking place for your caravan. There is a kitchen, shower, and toilets. But I repeat; no luxury. The desert wind impregnated all things with sand and makes all things look old. All over in Sahara, the sand is impregnated in all things. That creates an image of old ruins.
We also do trips into the desert. In 4x4 and on camels. Since 22 years, Jamal´s happiness is walking into the desert and bringing people there, show them Sahara and clear for them the Bedouin life. To involve you deeper on this world, I will describe for you, my first day here.
If you wonder why should you come to Sahara, the potential answer can be:
+ If you get tired of city life, if you lost the meaning of primitive life; the key of your self’s roots.
+ If your soul is in need to discover if somewhere God created miraculous landscapes, Erg Chegaga will overwhelm your imagination.
+ If you are thirsty after silence, loniless, infinite.
+ I come to Sahara because I was wandering why many Biblical characters like Abraham, Moses, Elias, John the baptizer, Jesus, and also Prophet Mohamed, spent a long time in the desert. What secret forces give the life here?
Now, putting apart imagination and fantasy, the reality in the Sahara desert is pretty rough. If you spend only 2 days on the desert, you will not really feel the difficulties. But if you extend your time here, after a few more days, strange existential questions can arrive in your mind. The songs what Arabic Bedouins use to sing on evenings, are exactly this: a try to answer existential questions which invades them.
Despite all, nowhere we felt so magically happy than here, on this primitive, sandy Saharan life. And we heard plenty of tourists saying that in Morocco, even the air is, somehow, impregnated in happiness.
Camelia & Jamal Sbaai
You can contact us on phones: 00212674159783.