Year of 2017

Timiderte Kasbah, Draa Valley, Morocco

If you’ve ever wanted to ‘rock the kasbah,’ here’s your chance. Tourists are welcome here at the Timiderte Kasbah in Morocco’s Draa Valley, an arid landscape near the Atlas Mountains. The structure has been restored over the years, and it maintains the high walls and fortifications that are common in Moroccan kasbahs, which were historically built to provide protection. This part of the country is known as the ‘date basket of Morocco,’ with some 18 varieties produced here, including the popular Medjool, known as the ‘king of dates.’

The Draa is Morocco’s longest river, 1,100 kilometres. It is formed by the confluence of the Dadès River and Imini River. It flows from the High Atlas mountains southward to Tagounite and from Tagounite mostly westwards to the Atlantic Ocean somewhat north of Tan-Tan. Most of the year the part of the Draa after Tagounite falls dry.
Basin area: 11,390 sq miles (29,500 km²)
Length: 684 miles (1,100 km)
Location: Morocco
Sources: Dadès River · Imini River
Map of Southern Morocco, 1705, by Nicolaas Sanson (Province of Darha/Draa with pink borders in the middle of the map)