Ouarzazate Kabash is literally translated into “door of the desert”. This city is the capital of the Ouarzazate Province in the southern part of central Morocco. Since 2004, its population has been estimated at around 56,000. This city is elevated 1,160 meters over sea level in the center of a barren plateau on the south of the Atlas Mountains. Towards the south of this town is a large desert.
The city is mostly inhabited by Berbers, who constricted most of the prominent fortresses, or Kasbahs, in the area. Ouarzazate Kabash is a very popular holiday destination for Morocco because it acts as a nodal point for excursions across the desert and the Draa Valley. The ksar, or fortified village of Ait Benhaddou lies nearby this city. Ait Benhaddou is full of rich history and culture, causing UNESCO to declare it a World Heritage Site.See more pictures →
Deep in the heart of the Atlas Mountains lies a little town known as Imlil, which boasts one of the most amazing resorts in all of Northern Africa. Meet the Kasbah du Toubkal, a lodging place that provides an unforgettable experience combining Berber hospitality, European charm, and local culture. This hotel, located at the foot of the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, the Jbel Toubkal, will lead you on a Moroccan adventure that you will never forget.
The Kasbah du Toubkal offers a variety of adventures that can be personally suited to your individual preferences. These adventures are available in many different lengths, such as a day or two-day tour, up to a week-long trek. all of these are conducted with a personal guide, to whom you can voice your preferences as to the difficulty and destination spots. The Kasbah takes care of the entire trip, and when you return will always have a cup of local Berber mint tea and light refreshments. But tours are not the only adventures awaiting. Simply enjoying the stunning vistas from the rooms, or visiting the local Moroccan markets in the city of Imlil. Whether your inclinations are for a rustic relaxing getaway or a mountaintop adventure, the Kasbah du Toubkal is the perfect place to enjoy either.
Although the prices for the Kasbah du Toubkal are a little pricey for the luxury involved, this hotel has done a wonderful job of providing local Berber hospitality with as much Western luxury as their culture dictates. Personal loaned leather slippers and robe, authentic Moroccan meals, and general immersion into the culture that surrounds the "Berber hospitality centre" all contribute to create a stunning memory that will be hard to forget.
The Kasbah du Toubkal is a beautiful center for singles, couples, families and special groups to visit if they desire a true experience of everyday Berber culture.See more pictures →