Riad Ksar Ighnda, Asfalou, Morocco

Ouarzazate is often known as the “Hollywood of Morocco”. It’s stunning landscapes have been the setting for several movies such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and many more.

The vistas of Ouarzazate are truly spectacular. Aït Ben Haddou is a particularly well-known village that houses Kasbahs that have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.




To truly appreciate the splendor of these surroundings, I recommend staying at Riad Ksar Ighnda. This homey yet modern Riad has the majestic Atlas Mountains as its backdrop as it overlooks a valley surrounded with Kasbahs.





Aside from all the natural beauty that surrounds, Ksar Ighnda is staffed with some of the warmest, friendliest, loveliest people I met during my entire travels in Morocco. Everyone from Mina at the front desk to the staff at the restaurant were genuinely caring.

But lets talk about the food! The restaurant at Ksar Ighnda has been voted as one of the best in Morocco and we really did have a fantastic meal there. 

Chef Eloumari M Bark serves world-class dishes on beautifully constructed plates.




With stunning views, amazing hospitality – Riad Ksar Ighnda is an experience not to be missed.


Here is some of what we ate:


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