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Kasbah Tamadot news: Exploring the atlas mountains

Kasbah Tamadot

We're especially proud that most of the staff have been with us since we opened in 2005. One member of the team in particular has made quite the impression on many of our guests and is often mentioned in our guest feedback forms.

Mohammed Ousouka is responsible for the mules, camels, goats and other assorted four-legged creatures that inhabit the enclosure just beyond the tennis courts and the Kasbah Tamadot gardens. He typically rises at 5.30am for morning prayers at home where he lives with his wife, four daughters, his brother and his sister. After breakfast he'll meet the staff car to get to work for 7am where he makes a beeline for the animal enclosure. After feeding, watering and tidying up the stables he'll collect guests from reception for mule or camel rides out to the nearby villages, including Mohammed's own.

The types of excursions at Kasbah Tamadot vary, with shorter one-hour treks to the adjacent village all the way to three-hour treks into the Toubkal National Park, but each one is a great introduction to the landscape and culture of the Atlas Mountains. Mid-way through a trek Mohammed has been known to invite guests to his home to sample mint tea made the Moroccan way, poured from a great height to get as much air into the mix as possible and served, naturally, with plenty of sugar.

For the more adventurous there are also opportunities for longer treks in the area which can be arranged by speaking to the team at Kasbah Tamadot. Even if you're not going on a trek, guests are encouraged to get to know our animals.

Speak to our reservations team to find out more about a stay at Kasbah Tamadot.