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Members

Hamani Bekada.
Guide, camel herder, "Camel owner plan" project coordinator
A Tuareg born in Djanet in 1978 and the son of a large family spread out across Mali, Lybia and Algeria, Hamani has been a camel scout and guide for tourists during the high season for the past ten years and whiles away the low season at a café. He is authorized by the Tassili National Park and derives his extensive desert knowledge from his father, who still practices nomadic herding in northern  Mali. He is an excellent guide, familiar with all of the region’s camel trails and with an innate sense for camel-care. Having never left the desert,  his tourist guide activities have provided him with an opening on our civilization. He is Sahara-Eliki’s sheperd and inspiration, as well as the subject of many documentaries.

 

Alissa Descotes-Toyosaki
Web editor, project manager, guide-translator and reporter for Sahara-Eliki
French-Japanese, born in Paris in 1970. She shuttled frequently between Paris and Tokyo and travelled around the world with her antiquarian father in family trips to Earth’s most remote corners (Papua, Chad, Erythrea..). She has a mystical encounter with desert during a trip to southern Morocco in 1997. She then returns frequently to the Sahara and stockpiles photographs and videos, while also working as an interpreter for Japanese development projects in the Sahel (Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso) and writing a documentary based on her first salt caravan. Nomad life and modern Tuaregs have inspired many other reports, of which more recents one produced by Sahara-Eliki. Speaking 4 languages including tamacheq, she will help you organize your journey and guide you to the right people .

 

 

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