authentic adventure

Sebastian on camel

authentic adventure

In 2019, I joined Florian, 3 fellow travellers and 3 Berbers (indigenous population of the Moroccan desert) in an organized trip through the Sahara.

If you are looking for a authentic local experience and for a real adventure in a safe and well-organized setting, this is the right choice for you. I am sure that also the other tours in Africa are well-organized, very exciting and fun to join! 

I can only recommend it and I am already planning my next adventure trip with Florian!

Sebastian K. Sahara 23/09/2020

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I still get goosebumps

Claudia

I still get goosebumps

Looking back on this climb I still get goosebumps reliving this incredible experience. After the exhausting climb of Mt Meru it seemed almost imposible to climb 1600m higher to the top of Africa. The exceptional organisation, the very trustworthy team of guides and the mind-blowing presence of Kilimanscharo itself made this trip an unforgettable and breath-taking experience.

Claudia Vet Kilimanjaro 19/08/2020

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a humbling experience

Claudia

a humbling experience

Climbing Mt Meru was a humbling experience and scary at first as I have never climbed a moutnain that high (6400m). I wasn’t sure what to expect. The guides and their team though were amazing and so knowledgeable that I completely trusted them to guide us up the mountain and back down again safely. The most amazing memories from this climb are the views on Mt Kilimanscharo from Little Meru and the steep ridges at the peak with the clouds rushing over them.

Claudia Vet Mount Meru 19/08/2020

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freedom

freedom

One of the first things that comes to mind when I think about the trip is:

“freedom”.

A very special form of freedom: freedom from everyday life, the constraints of civilization with all modern achievements.
On the hikes you are forced to deal with yourself and to refer back to the simple things of life: where and what do we eat, when do we sleep, where can I go to the toilet?

I never had to push my limits so far. I can recommend this type of travel to anyone who would like to break out of their everyday life.
Thanks for the smooth organization from pickup at the airport to accommodation and selection of a great team that has brought us to the summit.
Especially the local organization of Stella and Chacha was sensational and incredibly nice and professional.

Steffi K. Medical Doctor KILIMANJARO experience 28/10/2019

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punta ala

punta ala

Thank you so much for these memorable 2 days on the boat in Punta Ala.

Florian, you are a spectacular skipper and coach! We hope we can make it to the ESCP Summer Gala in September and see you all again.
Christiane S.

christiane s. SAILING experience 16/02/2019

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wonderful

wonderful

5 days, 4 nights – 8 people, 3 camels – a journey by foot to the physical limits of the individual in the endlessness of the desert.
In the morning we have wonderful hot Moroccan tea. We head on with our backpacks and put one foot in front of the other for the following hours. The rhythm is determined by the camels and the fitness of the individual. Over the midday heat we lie exhausted in the shade of a tree. When the camels are packed again, it’s time for us to leave.

The desert is one of the most diverse places that I have ever seen. The surface changes every few kilometers, sand without stones seemed to me the most pleasant.
The last hour of the daily march, when the heat as well as the energy slowly disappears, I look forward to our camp. As soon as we arrive we fall on our mats. We cook and eat lentils with rice. We solve desert puzzles, talk and laugh together about the hardships of the day, before we fall asleep early under the star spangled desert sky.

judy h. SAHARA experience I. 16/02/2019

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a fantastic journey

Claudia

a fantastic journey

The Sahara tour with Florian was a fantastic journey into a wonderful world. The localization, completely new to me, in terms of landscape, culture, temperature-related challenges and everyday contact with nomads who led us through the desert were the perfect foundation for breaking out of everyday life and questioning and re-thinking established behaviors and habits. 

The daily 1-2 hours of loosely designed “workshops” with Florian with changing topics about interpersonal communication and expectations in the daily dealings with fellow human beings, to name only an example, gave food for thought for the daily use. The scope of the tour gives each individual the freedom to be with themselves or to discuss them with their fellow travelers. 

The wonderful and very restrained companionship of the two nomads, who casually made up the most delicious dishes from the simplest of ingredients, gave a priceless insight into the life wisdom, bravery and attitudes to the lives of these highly contented people, who combined minimalism with nature Life. 

A priceless experience in every respect, where everyone in one way or another reaches its limits and thus grows a bit with the setting of new individual boundaries

claudi z. SAHARA experience III 16/02/2019

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a truly exeptional journey

a truly exeptional journey

This Sahara trip with Florian and the other participants was a very special experience for me. Our expectations were different – whether coaching, being alone and thinking, adventure, physical activity, wanderlust or limits, they were all fulfilled. 

My memory of it? 

A truly exeptional journey with a lot of silence, reduction to the essentials, great companions and sleeping outdoors under the African starspangled sky – unique!

chris m. SAHARA experience I. 16/02/2019

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decisive impulses

decisive impulses

Dear Florian,
the trip to Provence gave me a lot. The time with my horse, Prince and the conversations / the coaching with you reconciled me to myself for a large part. The realization that the frustration does not take me any further, but on the contrary keeps me in the past, has given me decisive impulses. The experience that my horse feels very exactly how I am, has made me reflect many things as well.

That I had this time has been infinitely valuable to me. I’m grateful for almost everything that I experienced on this trip. I have reached my limits and overcame these several times. This gives me endless courage to tear down other boundaries in my life as well. I am stronger than before, safer, and far less stuck in the past.

Thank you for everything!

theresa b. RIDING experience II. 16/02/2019

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send him to the desert

send him to the desert

Everyone knows the saying “send him to the desert”.

When I told my family and friends that I was going into the desert, I heard, “Why?”, “Why something so pointless?”, “That’s totally dangerous!”. When I told them that I went to the desert because of work, I only received pity.

For what brought MY TRIP through the desert, I could at that time already have started to celebrate.
I did not come back as a better person, not even with a better seated meat, nor did I become a radical Muslim. Actually, I stayed.
The seated meat can be explained quickly: I spent two and a half days on a dromedary. It makes, I believe, no difference, whether in a small dinghy storm over the North Sea drives or completely exhausted on such an animal home wants. It rocks like a pig.

I have a job where one project comes after the next and the rest periods on the weekend are not enough anymore. I hung my head in the last project, so I had to prepare the next one. Nothing unusual these days. I have been doing this job for a few years already. Changed the company, but still it felt so damned wrong. I had the feeling that I was not happy.

The desert trip, if I just limited myself to this topic, was a possibility for me to let all the thoughts that rush through my head, come and go.

Learn to accept.

You can say, the desert got me hooked. When I got back home, I noticed how this little patch of earth enriched and inspired me.

There is so much to tell about diversity, experiences of nature and one’s own body, of people who simply emerge and disappear from the depths of the desert, about habits that are important, about communication and …

All this is accompanied in a wonderful, personal and professional way by Florian!

jan r. SAHARA experience III. 16/02/2019

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