Brahim, the hub of Aziam Trek is a very charming and honest man. He organizes
everything in Morocco, planning, food, transport, supplies and accommodation
as well as men, mules and camels. And he always
does something more than
expected. He has been in tourism for more than 30 years, first as a driver and
cook progressing to guide and organizer. At great satisfaction to
everyone, because he does his job with a lot of care and kindness and very
accurate and considerate. In spite of being 50% deaf. This does not have any
effect on his work, in fact he is able to compensate with other
senses. Thanks to the generosity of our walkers he has hearing aids.
Only telephone communication is not always easy. Many people agree
with Corrie that he is the best guide they have met. Brahim is also involved in our aid project.
Corrie de Hoog
Corrie and her husband run
a successful Bed
and Breakfast in France. She is not a travel agency and her
activities are purely private. She is Brahim's contact in Europe trying
to find people for the trips and she built and maintains this website. All on a voluntary basis, because she wants to
help Brahim and his people to earn their living. Corrie and her
husband met Brahim in
1999 during a walking holiday in the High Atlas and were impressed by the way they
were cared for and the way Brahim was held in such high esteem
by his peers. Two days were
enough for this friendship to blossom into what it is today.
Corrie is a
keen walker who also likes to discover other cultures
and meeting people. Morocco is her favourite destination and where she feels
at home. It was her idea to start the school project.
Momo is our 'head cook and
bottle washer'! He is a dear friend
who prepares excellent meals and serves a lovely glass of tea (berber whisky), always
with a smile and jokes. He is also an
Our contact for our so called
Hammam, assistant guide, mule man and excellent cook. Very kind and considerate. He
kindly lets the walkers stay the night in his home and his mother, Kbira and wife, Mina prepare a
wonderful meal and hammam (small sauna like place to wash).
Abdellatif takes care of everything when Brahim and Corrie are not available. He is the treasurer of our school project and manager of
Hotel Café Soleil. Abdellatif speaks French, English and Spanish.
Driss is 'our' man in the dessert - he knows it like the back of his hand. He
is in charge of the camels
and the carers Ahmed, Ali, Brahim and Hamed). The last night of the
dessert trek is spent at Driss’s home. It is a great pleasure for us, the
children and wifes of this big family.
Abdullah and his team always follow Brahim in finding new places to visit. He
helps with the stay in the Siroua mountains where one night is spent
in the most beautiful campsite in the world (according to Corrie).
He and his team will often serenade us with their singing.
started to work for Brahim in his Auberge and is now an appreciated guide. He
has taught himself English and so accompanies many individual walkers.
We also like to travel with:
Mohammed, Hassan and other guides
Hoessein, Lahcen and their team accompany the trek in the Djebl Sahro
Ali, accompanist in the Tafilalt/Vallée du Ziz
Mohammed and his team guide the trek in the Zat valley/Yagour
As well as all the other drivers, cooks, mule and camelmen and let’s not forget the wifes who
let us stay in their homes.