Essendilène Voyages is a professional team, managed by and constituted of Tuaregs, born in Sahara, immersed through generations in the desert and his spirit.
Traditionally, the tuareg society was organized in a system of pastoral nomadism and caravans, adapted to the hard conditions in Sahara. Since the big dryness of the 70’s, this system isn’t possible anymore. The Tuaregs searched for other resources, and sedentary themselves. Few developed touristic activities and created travel agencies in big oasis like Djanet or Tamanrasset.
Those touristic activities help to live, directly or not, more than 80% of the population.
Abdou Borgi is one of those creators of local tour agencies. Authentic Targui, who from his youngest age followed his elders on the caravans trail, and led the long errances of meharees. Having earned a perfect knowledge of his country, and talking fluently few languages, he founded in 1988, Essendilène Voyages, a tour company based in Djanet, in the heart of central Sahara, in the National Parc of Tassili.
The agency proposed travels adapted to your envies or projects, through discovery options or à la carte tours. Not only Essendilène Voyages brings you to encounter landscapes among the most beautiful of the world, and nomad populations, but is also specialized in training-treks (holistic gymnastic, art-therapy…).
But Sahara isn’t a fun fair. The tourism that we practice ask responsibilities and point the notion of respect. Respect of a fragile ecosystem, of a precious natural and historical heritage (The Tassili Parc is a UNESCO world heritage site) and of course of the precious heritage of its inhabitants and their culture.
Essendilène Voyages’ policy is to distribute equally the different activities around tourism and to hire the most local team possible (drivers, cooks, guides, camel drivers…) In order to ameliorate the incomes of a maximum number of families. So your participation to our tours will help few families to ameliorate their everyday and not only our benefits. This willing can also be found through the creation of Amanar, our association.