Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains
Description from the accommodation owner
Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains: the story of this holiday company
The Kasbah du Toubkal is not a hotel in the traditional sense it is more an extension of the hospitality that stems from the homes of the Berbers who run it. We have deliberately not appointed a European trained manager as this would stifle the genuine hospitality for which the Berbers are renowned and
destroy that special unquantifiable ingredient that makes visiting the Kasbah such a special and valuable experience. The Kasbah is a living place that varies depending on the guests who are visiting, it is real, unpretentious and allows guests to engage with the Berbers who run and manage it.
Responsible tourism: Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains
We instigated a rubbish clearance policy in 1997 for the region including the building of a communal incinerator. We have equipped the Kasbah with water filters to discourage the use of plastic bottled water. All supplies are purchased locally as much as possible and all staff are from the local region. As much as possible of the Kasbah purchases are from the local area this includes both consumables for the running of the establishment and the materials and labour used in the construction process. We have also sponsored a "Tourist Code of good practise".
We funded an Ambulance for the village and built an incinerator and instigated a rubbish clearance system. A 5% levy is made on the Kasbah income and handed to the village association (Association Des Basins d'Imlil) and Education For All. The Association Bassins dImlil covers the whole of the surrounding valleys. This association provides the ambulance that you see in Imlil which provides a service to the local population and visitors, other community projects that have been undertaken include the rubbish clearance system and the provision of the village Hammam. Education For All helps provide college education for girls from the rural High Atlas.