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Kate riding from Ait Ben Haddou to Ouarzazate  
   

Kate riding from Ait Ben Haddou to Ouarzazate

The change from the geography of the High Atlas mountains to the desert was swift and dramatic.
Down the Draa: Ouarzazate to M'Hamid

March 9th 2008
After a day exploring the extremely photogenic kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou, we had a relatively short morning's ride to get into the city of Ouarzazate, at the intersection of the Dades and Draa River valleys. Ouarzazate was the real beginning of our trip south to the end of the N9 highway at M'Hamid, where the paved road finally gives way to the hammada and sand dunes of the Sahara. While riding o ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Souss-Massa-Draâ » Ouarzazate

Moroccan Flag In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
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