A very special place in the World.
Enjoy our unique environment for
Photo: Norbert Guthier, startrails: Anton Böhm
...at the foot of the first dunes of the Moroccan Sahara.
Come to us, to the edge of life, from the snowy mountains of the High Atlas, over the stony plains of the Anti Atlas to the green Oases and the beautiful Casbahs in the Draa Valley. This was the legendary Caravan Route from Marrakech to Timbuktu. See the river Draa disappearing in the desert - the great sand desert begins...ride a camel, sleep a night in the desert with the nomads in their tent...and watch the incredible Saharan sky with thousands of stars, nebulae and galaxies without optical aid from our Star Terrace
I wanted to build a hotel like a Kasbah, in the traditional way of this region. It took 4 years and some stamina to build and finish... In 1998, we opened our Kasbah Hotel as an accomplished synthesis of the Saharan landscape, its specific colors and arid sanddunes with the unexpected comfort of its interior.
My personnel are local Berbers. Our restaurant serves authentic Berber cuisine, while our hotel bar offers the best of Moroccan wines, beers and international brands of liquor. We also provide space for a billard table and darts.
Then, inspired by the truly dark Saharan sky, we installed SaharaSky®
, the first private observatory in North Africa, equipped with state-of-the-art GPS amateur telescopes.
It was not always easy... I am proud, that my hotel and observatory belongs to the leading 100 special places in Morocco -- so close to the Sahara Desert.
I am looking forward to your visit
Fritz Gerd Koring
Patron & Chief Astronomer
Guided stargazing only possible if Patrick, the professional hotel astronomer,
is present. mobile: +212.697073244
HINT: From our experience, the local temperatures are pleasant from
September to June!
Ramadan 2017: May 27th to June 25th