Dar Ahlam


Kasbah oasis

Dar Ahlam is a champagne-hued Kasbah surrounded by date palm and almond tree groves in the historic oasis village of Skoura, once an important trading post between the Atlas Mountains to the north and Saharan sands to the south.

14 carefully considered rooms are found within the centuries-old Kasbah and hidden away in the lush walled gardens.

The creation of a French theatre producer, there is a sense of drama and style at every turn as you walk the grounds and interiors between the pool, candlelit hammam spa and private spots. Dining, too, is always an event, a celebration of local organic produce by a talented culinary team in ever-changing locations – breakfast in the herb garden, a picnic out in the desert, a feast by lantern – and always private.

With a dedicated guide, your days here are completely personalized. Trek into the Valley of Roses, wander the local market, enjoy a traditional Berber tea ceremony or head into the mountains for a hike. For an unforgettable night, spend an evening in the Sahara at Dar Ahlam’s stunning private camp.


At a glance

  • 14 rooms

  • Swimming pool

  • Private dining

  • Hammam spa

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Community & Culture

In keeping with today's environmental concerns and social responsibility, the cuisine at Dar Ahlam is all organic.

Situated within a Berber village, ingredients for healthy seasonal vegetarian dishes are a showcase for traditional farming methods. Dar Ahlam sources pomegranate vinegar, date caramel, tall herb grass honey and amlou, a luscious spread made from crushed almonds and argan oil, from our neighbours and purchase whatever can be harvested regionally from local producers in the souks.

Whenever possible, dishes incorporate produce from women’s associations in nearby villages, such as goat cheese and argan oil. Dar Ahlam has also developed a micro-credit system to involve local breeders in the implementation of high quality, environmentally responsible animal rearing in the chicken and lamb served.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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