Visits are possible at any time during the school year upon appointment
from Monday to Friday 10:30am to 11am (GMT)
Visits outside the times cited above by arrangement.
Please check our current school holiday dates.
with your own car:
Leaving Marrakech, head in the general direction of Demnate / Beni Mellal / Fès.
In Demnate (last chance to change money, get cash, fill up with petrol, grab a bite to eat), take the turn-off in the direction of Imi n’ifri / Ait Blal / Ait Bououlli. Follow the relatively well-constructed track (can be driven on with normal cars) through the lonely mountain country into the Ait Bououlli valley, in which you will see a few loam houses clinging to the steep mountainsides and a little civilisation. Follow the paved road through the valley for about 2 hours altogether. At the end of the valley, the road then curves up the mountain to a fork. Here, take the paved road to the right in the direction of Tabant/Ait Bouguemez, following the canyon which then opens out into a broad valley. Continue down this road for about 10 km past the villages and fields as far as the second cone-shaped mountain, “Sidi Moussa”. At the foot of this mountain, drive on in the direction of “Tabant”. The “école vivante” is clearly visible on the slope on the left side of the road directly after the last curve at the foot of the mountain.
with public transport:
At Bab Doukkala (behind the bus station) in Marrakech, take a white Mercedes taxi to Azilal. The drive will take just under three hours. Then take another taxi in Azilal (behind the large mosque) to Tabant in the Ait Bouguemez valley. This is a journey of another two hours. The drive takes you through beautiful, almost uninhabited landscapes and later curves through the mountains. Arriving in the valley, the school is directly below the cone-shaped “Sidi Moussa” mountain, shortly before the market town of Tabant, on the left and just before the end of the paved road.
Accommodation options in the Ait Bouguemez valley
Dar Itrane (15 min to walk)
Dar Si Hamou (5 min to walk)
Dar Afra (10 min to drive)
Origins Lodge (20 min to walk)
Gite Ait Bouguemez Pays Bèrbères (15 min to walk)
Hotel Aït Bouguemez (20 min to walk)
Touda Lodge (1 hour to drive)