Sahara Tours- Exploring the Rich Berber Culture in Morocco

Berber woman clearing camp fire ashes wearing a black head scarf and traditional black shawlA Fascinating Way of Life Passed Down Through Generations

Our Sahara Tours are an amazing experience of the Berber Culture at first hand in Morocco. Having been in existence since the Middle ages, the Berber culture is a way of life that has been passed on for many years.

Social Structure and Hierarchy within Berber Tribes

The social structure of such a fascinating culture is based largely upon region as to who has greater responsibility in each tribe. A Berber tribe has many levels in its hierarchy. Each tribe will have a leader, during the Middle Ages the tribes could have either men or women as their leader. One of the most famous Berber leaders is Kabylia who struggled for her people against the French.

Deep-Rooted Traditions Preserved Through Generations

The Berber culture has many deep-rooted traditions, although some may differ depending on the region. They are continued and passed on through many years.  For example, usually it is the man who chooses his wife, however in other tribes it is the man’s family who chooses who their son will marry. However, in some tribes such as the Tuareg tribe it is the woman who chooses the man she would like to marry. Decisions like these usually depend on whether the tribe’s structure is patriarchal or matriarchal.

Division of Roles in Berber Nomadic Tribes

Within the Berber Nomadic Tribes, the men will usually take on the livestock whilst the woman stay at home and take care of the family and crafts. The Berbers usually move around so that their livestock can have sufficient food, water and shelter. This is a very self-sufficient culture which gets the majority of resources through craft making and food from their livestock and organic surroundings.

Berber Culture Tours

Moroccan Woman Carrying Produce on her Head

Berber Tours in Morocco

6 Day Holiday

Experience the rich cultural history of the Berber people on our Berber Tours in Morocco. Our tours offer an authentic look into the Berber way of life that has been passed down for generations. From a trip over the Atlas Mountains to the town of Tafraoute to Sahara Tours, you’ll have the opportunity to witness this ancient culture firsthand. The Berber people have existed since the Middle Ages and their traditions still carry on today. Our Berber Tours provide an insightful and informative experience that will leave you with a deeper understanding and appreciation for this unique culture. Book your tour today for an unforgettable journey through the heart of Morocco.

Camels with Nomadic Tribesman in Sahara Desert Morocco

Nomadic Sahara Tour

5 Day Holiday

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our Tours of the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Our fully-escorted tours offer private 4×4 transport and a chance to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Berber town of Ait Ben Haddou. Experience the true nomadic lifestyle as you camp at the tall dunes of Erg Chegaga and receive a warm Berber welcome. Marvel at the stunning stars of the desert sky as you spend the evening under their shimmering glow. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the town of Taznakht, famous for its Berber rug making. Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey and create memories that will last a lifetime.


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