Tag Archives: ksar

The road from Sahara to Marrakesh, with a stop in Ait Benhaddou – Morocco

23 Feb
Ait Benhaddou: Kasbah Ait Ougrem

The road from M’Hammid to Ait Benhaddou Short Description. A private taxi took us from M’Hammid to Ammzerou (near Zagora), where I had left my rented car. After 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 and arrived at Naima’s home in […]

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

02 Feb
N'Kob: Berber oasis with 45 mudbrick kasbahs

Traveling the Draa Valley to N’Kob town – Agdz and Tamnougalt 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 Caid’s family kasbahs in Agdz and Tamnougalt. Further on, I made a […]

The road from Dades Valley and Todra to Skoura and Ouarzazate – Morocco

23 Jan
Skoura: kasbah in the palmeraie

The road from Todra Gorges to the Dades Valley Short Description. In the Todra Gorges, a gendarme encouraged me to continue the road trip to Tamtattouchte village. 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. In the camping-ground, I had breakfast with […]

The road from Erfoud to Todra Gorges with a stop in Ksar El Khorbat – Morocco

13 Jan
Ksar El Khorbat: a typical street in the ksar, with my painter/guide Rachid

The road 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. Eventually, I spent the night in a camping ground near the entrance to the Todra Gorges. Long Description. After […]

The road from Midelt to the Tafilalt Oasis along the Ziz Valley – Morocco

02 Jan
Route du Majhoul in Tafilalt Oases: an 'underground' street - a good playground for children

The hidden surprises of Midelt Short Description. Near Midelt, I went to Kasbah Outhmane ou Moussa, then to Kasbah de Myriem – the Notre Dame de l’Atlas Monastery and a local workshop with Berber carpets and embroideries. I drove along the Ziz valley and gorges, and then stopped at a camping site between Erfoud and Rissani. Long Description. […]