Organized by The Giving Lens, this travel photography adventure will take us from the ancient medina of Marrakech, Morocco into the great Sahara Desert.
October 12-21, 2015
Marrakech, Morocco; the High Atlas Mountains; the Sahara desert
Kate Siobhan Mulligan
What We’ll Do
This team will arrive and meet in Marrakech, Morocco. We will have one full day exploring Marrakech both as a team, and alongside local photographers via our NGO, El Fenn. We’ll also have a cooking class over lunch, take in a traditional pre-dinner tea, and watch the famous night market come to life at dusk. We will be staying in a traditional Riad, taking dinner on the roof. Overall you’ll get a chance to explore Marrakech and it’s ancient Medina in all kinds of light and atmospheres while still taking time to have extraordinary experiences.
We will have a 2nd day in Marrakech where we work even more closely with our NGO partner, El Fenn, who is committed to supporting the arts in Morocco, and Moroccan Artists.
We will then travel towards the Sahara, but stopping for time in the High Atlas Mountains, staying overnight in a traditional Kasbah, and more before arriving to the incredible Sahara Desert. We’ll stay in the desert, one night in a duneside hotel, and one night out in the actual dunes camping in tents with our guides. We’ll then head to the jaw-dropping Dades Gorge, spend a night, and make the long trek back to Marrakech.
- all accommodation
- all meals, as well as bottles of water
- all ground transportation to and from various cities and project sites
- any extra events, such as the Sahara tour, side trips
- a large donation to El Fenn Maroc to further their work
NOT Included: Flights to and from Marrakech, travel insurance, entry and exit fees, visas, beverages beyond water, alcoholic beverages, souvineers, extra donations.
About The Leaders
Kate Siobhan Mulligan is TGL’s Operations Manager, staff writer for Matador Travel Network, and a photographer from Vancouver, Canada. She is an avid traveler, having traveled to all the continents except Antarctica by the time she was 26. She is also a team leader for Habitat for Humanity with her husband, and has lead multiple teams around the world. Kate’s experience not only as a photographer, but as a traveler and team leader, will ensure this trip is memorable on every possible level.
Hillary Fox is an international travel photographer, producer, and entrepreneur from Detroit, USA. With nearly ten years in the stock photography industry under contract with Getty Images and now Stocksy, her portfolio is quite diverse—from the sunny vistas of the Southwest USA, to quaint scenes across Europe, to the culturally rich and rugged African countryside. The founder of OnGoingPro and staff writer for Fstoppers, she’s currently based in Cape Town, South Africa.
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