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Kasbah du Toubkal: presentation and project

The Kasbah du Toubkal is an extraordinary venture, the product of an imaginative Berber and European partnership. There is a shared belief that the beauty of the Toubkal National Park should be accessible to all who respect it. To this end the Kasbah has been transformed using traditional methods, from the home of a Feudal Caid into an unprecedented haven; one that provides a variety of accommodation and event possibilities to meet differing requirements.

Kasbah du Toubkal

The Kasbah is a welcoming environment for those seeking comfortable mountain refuge, and for those who wish for superb rooms in a stunning setting. The Kasbah du Toubkal is not a hotel in the traditional sense, it is more an extension of the hospitality that stems from the home of the Berbers who run it.

Kasbah du Toubkal - Interior

Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, suffers a daily assault from trekkers from around the globe who leave evidence of their visit in the form of all types of waste. In order to preserve this beautiful area and also to raise awareness of the longterm impact of waste, Mountain Propre organised an event where for three days, volunteers devoted their time to pick up and remove as much waste as possible from the mountain and transport it back down to Imlil where it could be disposed of correctly.

Kasbah du Toubkal - rubbish clearing operation

The main goal this year was to continue the important work of cleaning various rubbish dumps that had developed higher up the trail so as not to encourage the continuation of these practices in the future. The result of this second operation was very positive. Fifty volunteers from all backgrounds worked for three days solid and collected 45 wheat bags filled with waste which were transported down from the mountain on mules and totalled a staggering 600kg! The event was also an important social experience and one full of wonderful memories!

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This entry was published on October 15, 2012 at 4:13 pm. It’s filed under Africa, EcoLuxury Retreats of the World, Kasbah du Toubkal, Morocco and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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