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From Sahara to Marrakesh, with a stop in Ait Benhaddou – Morocco

17 Apr
Ait Benhaddou - Kasbah Ait Ougrem

Short Description. A private taxi took us from M’Hammid to Ammzerou (near Zagora), where I had left my rented car. At lunch, we strolled through Ksar Ait Benhaddou for a couple of hours. At dusk, we crossed the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi N’Tikka Pass. We arrived at Naima’s home in Marrakesh around midnight. Long Description […]

Camel Desert Trek – from Zagora to M’Hammid – Morocco

02 Apr
Camel Desert Trek - Day 2: my camel waiting for me to ride it

The Camel Desert Trek – the most expected days of my stay in Morocco. The Sahara Desert was always a challenge for camel caravans loaded with merchandise. Many routes studded the North of Africa to connect the main trading centers. Among them, Zagora stood in the Southeastern part of Morocco, at the end of the […]

Traveling the Draa Valley to Zagora, with a detour to N’Kob – Morocco

17 Mar
N'Kob: Berber oasis with 45 mudbrick kasbah

Traveling the Draa Valley to N’Kob town Short description. In Ouarzazate, I went to the kasbah in the town center and then to the old film studios. After that, I drove along the Draa Valley and stopped at the kasbahs of the Caid family in Agdz and Tamnougalt. I made a detour to N’Kob where […]

From Todra and Dades Valley to Skoura and Ouarzazate – Morocco

02 Mar
Skoura: kasbah in the palmeraie

From the Todra Gorges to the Dades Valley Short Description. In the Todra Gorges, a gendarme encouraged me to continue my road trip to the village of Tamtattouchte. In the afternoon, I reached the Dades Valley, where I couldn’t take my eyes off the 1000 kasbahs built of reddish mud-bricks. Long Description I had breakfast with […]

From Erfoud to the Todra Gorges, passing Ksar El Khorbat – Morocco

17 Feb
Ksar El Khorbat: typical street in the ksar, with my painter/guide Rachid

From Erfoud to Ksar El Khorbat Short Description. I explored the khattara irrigation system in Majha Fezna. Near Tinejdad, I went to the Oasis Museum in Ksar El Khorbat and the Water Museum in Source Lalla Mimoun. I spent the night in a camping ground near the entrance to the Todra Gorges. Long Description After passing Erfoud, a small town […]