Ksar Ouled Driss

Small village before the Sahara, Ksar Ouled Driss is located 260 kilometers south-east of Ouarzazate. Rent a car and discover this oasis of another age.

 

Ksar Ouled Driss

 

Located in the Souss-Massa-Draa region, Ouled Driss is a ksar built in the seventeenth century. First inhabited by Chorfas and Draouas tribes, this fortified village has evolved over time while keeping its authenticity. In the heart of the village, the main street goes through the town’s square. Along this street, many covered alleys overlook adobe dwellings, with their tamarisk wood beams and their palm wood doors. With a handful of inhabitants, this Kasbah is an oasis surrounded by dunes.

The museum – named Traditional House - is the oldest house in the village. It belonged to the chief of the village, the Chir. Inside, you will discover different everyday objects and customs of the inhabitants of the valley.

In the shade of palm trees, people live from agriculture. They grow wheat and dates. Some stables are home to goats and donkeys. The palm leaves are used to make baskets and mats that are found in the souk’s stalls every Mondays.

A little advice from Hertz Morocco : rent a 4x4 to go to Ouled Driss and to discover the raw landscapes of Morocco.

 
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Practical informations

Located 6 kilometers before the town of M'hamid, Ouled Driss is a 3h drive from Ouarzazate. To go to this authentic small ksar, and to go to discover the last villages before the Sahara desert, it is better to rent a car.