The Draa Expedition

On March 26th 2019, I became the first woman to walk the full length of the Draa River in Morocco. It was a 1500km long expedition and it took me 81 days, 80 days of walking and one day of rest. I was accompanied by Brahim Ahalfi (Expedition Leader), Brahim Boutkhoum (Guide and Cook) and Addi Bin Youssef (Camelteer). It was an old-fashioned voyage of discovery during which I found a lost city, investigated the ancient pre-historic bird monuments, and saw for myself the effects that climate change are having on the environment and nomads that people the Draa Valley.

Draa Expedition Alice Morrison

The expedition was 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 find lots more info on this adventure and follow future ones 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 ………