Who we are
Travel Tamegroute is a family business, originating from berber and tuareg tribes. Their extensive knowledge of southern Morocco, and expecially the desert, is transmitted over generations. The Aabi family offers a unique approach to authentic Morocco, almost intimate. Kindness and joy are always there.
TARIK AABI, FOUNDER
Tarik was born in desert. When his older sister was enrolled, the nomad family decided to settle in Tamegroute, a village on the edge of the desert. Together with his father, he founded the travel agency when he was in his early twenties. He organises your perfect holiday tours in Morocco, shows you the most beautiful places in the south, leads you into the desert and leaves nothing to be desired. Tarik speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish, of course Berber and Arabic. And he loves to be inspired by the different lights and colors of the Sahara.
SOFYAN ESSARRAOUI, GENERAL MANAGER
… is a Moroccan FLTA alumna, who studied at Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina for the academic year 2019-2020. Together with colleagues he wrote a study, entitled “Introducing a global aspect of women and democracy in Morocco. The program was awarded the scholarship by the U.S government. Sofyan is currently working as an English teacher at an international school in Morocco. Besides, he is also an accredited tour guide working for the Moroccan ministry of tourism.
Sofyan holds a Master degree in Linguistics and Advanced English studies from Cadi Ayad University, Marrakech. He also studied at The University of West Bohemia in The Czech Republic while on Erasmus Scholarship. Currently, Sofyan is a studying PhD at ELTE, Hungary.
Out of his nomadical background he was in touch with tourism from an early age. After working as a soldier for nearly five years and living some years in Scottland, he returned to Morocco, where he now works as an offial touristic guide and personal trainer. Abdelhadis main passion is running ultra Marathons. He guides the guest of Travel Tamegroute to desert and to other incredible places, always a smile on his face. He loves to share and to exchange experiences. “I want to keep the guest pleased and happy”, says Abdelhadi, who takes care on the small details, that make a perfect holiday.
Ali is an excellent cook. He knows all the old recepies, that are handed out from generation to generation among the Berber tribes. He also shows you, how to bake bread in desert sand. Ali is father of six children. Being a member of the Travel Tamegroute team, he fends for his family and enables his children to be well educated. Ali is the creative mind of Travel Tamegroute and the boss of Tinfou camp. He is an excellent painter as well. And after spoiling you with a delicious dinner next to the open fireplace, he plays the banjo and makes you forget all sorrows of everyday life.
Abdou is the houskeeper of Tinfou camp. He cleans rooms and dishes and makes you feel comfortable. Additional he is an admirable and secure driver.