a gathering place for you to escape, explore and experience the sahara
Equal parts earthy and simplistic, our Kasbah is the best of the Sahara, having private basic nomad tents and rooms with the details and amenities of a boutique hotel, set amongst a desert Palm Oasis on the edge of an authentic Berbere Village in the Sahara.
Take in the wild beauty of Southern Morocco before making your way to Kasbah Aitisfoul, where we will catch the magical sunset, set against the unparalleled backdrop of the swirling Sahara sands, witness the sun as it begins its descent, bathing the desert in magic light before dark settles in.
Our restaurant is the heart and soul of Aitisfoul. It epitomizing our ethos: a deep respect for our surroundings and simple local moroccan culture, gathered and shared together. Taste the desert in Chef Mohamed’s food, a fusion of global influences and local ingredients that changes daily.
A masterpiece of simplicity and expression, the clay Tabout buildings cleverly negotiates various pragmatic and emotive elements of the real desert experience. (The Berber’s) weren’t thinking about making something that looked a certain way, they were thinking, ‘Where is the sun, the wind? What is the structure’s purpose within its environment?’ That’s why their buildings have remained over time. Likewise, with Aitisfoul we started with the original purpose of the structure, the history of the local village life and the personality of the place. The concept evolved from those things organically.
With respect to the founder, Mohamed Yassine's overarching concept of Ait isfoul’s as a “gathering place” for meaningful interactions… its aim at creating connectedness and blurring the boundaries – with both locals and guests –
The idea is realized through the buildings and their relations to the environment, whenever possible making the natural life and land, flow both inside and out. Communal gathering places revolving around the pool and the covered pavilion are tastefully decorated with elements drawn from the environment – all to suggest that simplicity is our ultimate luxury. – the simple life, the desert life.