The Draa Expedition

Between January 9th and March 28th 2019, I am walking the full length of the Draa River in Morocco. It is 1200km long and it will take me 81 days, 80 days of walking and one day of rest. I will have three camels and their camelteers for the first part of the journey, and then five for the second part, with one extra camelteer/guide when we enter the desert. I'll be exploring the rich valley of the Draa with its ancient cave paintings and vibrant agricultural life, before I turn to the desert with its lost cities, mysterious tombs and itinerant nomads. It is a voyage of exploration and discovery.


The expedition is being planned and executed by Jean-Pierre Datcharry and his company Désert et Montagne Maroc He has been undertaking and organising camel treks and expeditions for over 30 years in Morocco and North Africa and has his own camels and team of camelteers. He is THE expert on this form of adventure and I feel in very safe hands.

You can follow the adventure on YouTube, my blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

And here is a fuller brief of the expedition. 


January 9, 2019

The Draa Expedition starts on the 9th January 2019 from just above Ouarzazate and will follow 1200km of the Draa river to the sea at Tan Tan.

Check out full details here.

January 23, 2019

I’m two weeks into my adventure now and beginning to get into my stride  – check out my YouTube channel for the latest

February 2, 2019

It doesn’t get much more exciting than stumbling across a lost city ………