The setting in the palmeraie and the kasbah itself are breathtaking. It felt truly special to sleep there. The owner and his wife are a bit reserved and seemed to feel that what i wanted most of all was peace and quiet, while actually i wouldve been happy to have a bit more conversation. Other than that they were very friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious. My greatest pleasure - even greater than the view from the tower - was just walking around the palmeraie.
Finding it is not easy; at the eastern end of the main road through the village, turn north and follow the red arrows painted on electricity poles, buildings etc - for a long time, you can also follow the more obvious green signs towards a place called Sawadi. It's about five or seven kilometers of unpaved road in total. Getting a taxi or ricksaw to drop you off or pick you up costs 30 or 40 dirham.
Oh, once there was an agressive dog (pale sand coloured and extremely thinly built) that followed me around as i approached the kasbah, but it ran off when i picked up a stone or a big stick. It seemed to live there. Some over-eager guard dogs also cut my sleep short on the first night.
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