The palm grove of Skoura
You have probably already heard of the palm grove of Skoura, one of the few palm groves that is still inhabited and cultivated in Morocco. But did you know that Skoura was also the open-air “museum” of the Kasbahs, these traditional houses of southern Morocco? Dunes & Desert presents you this wonderful city.
We cross the city of Skoura on the road of the thousand kasbahs, which goes from Ouarzazate to Goulmima.
What is striking us when we arrive in Skoura is its immense verdant palm grove dotted with authentic kasbahs, restored or in ruins.
When you see all this luxuriant verdure, you are struggle by emotion. You feel adventurer, like Indiana Jones, looking for some treasure in one of these ancient houses.
The palm grove is a true labyrinth, which you can explore by foot, by donkey or by mountain bike. Palm trees, olive trees and other fruit trees surround the small arid paths that lead to the kasbahs, some of which date from the 17th century and can be visited.
Did you know ?
A Kasbah, or tighremt in Arabic, is a fortified ensemble, built with local materials and perfectly adapted to the climate. They are majestic fortresses, resembling earthen castles, usually isolated but located in height, with a watch tower in order to monitor the valleys below.
The upper parts of the kasbah are decorated with geometric motifs of Berber inspiration that can be found on jewels and carpets as well as on the tattoos worn by women.
Getting to Skoura
You want to discover this little paradise? Dunes & Désert organizes your stay in Skoura from Marrakech, stay of 2 days and more. We have many partners on site, in all price ranges.
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Where to sleep and eat?
If you want to spend the night or even just to eat, we recommend you the LMA LODGE, charming guest house located in the heart of the palm grove.
This traditional house enjoys a large garden with hundreds of palm trees and fruity trees, and a heated swimming pool.
The Lodge is made up of the House, a place of common life, with its lounges, open fireplace and terrace; And further you have the Riad, with 4 rooms and 3 comfortable and spacious suites with bathroom and garden view. They all have a unique and refined ambiance and decoration.
The lush garden and the hidden pool area offer a multitude of places to chill out.
For meals, they offer Moroccan and Mediterranean varied food, adapted to each season.
L’Ma means “water” in Arabic … The whispers of palm groves are fueled by the sound of the wind in palm trees, birds, frogs and crickets but also by streams. The Lodge is called LMA as a tribute to this element of nature that allows us to live in this little paradise but also to let you discover it.
After a quiet stay at LMA LODGE, you will be on your way to continue your journey along the route of the thousand Kasbahs, towards the gorges of Dades or Todra.