Born in a Berber family, I grew up in a splendid village at the heart of the Atlas Mountains with a great love for the outdoors. After my university studies, i decided to work as a mountain guide leading groups around the country in the Sahara desert and the Atlas mountains. Working as a tour guide was my dream job as it gives me the chance to meet different people from different countries, to make connections between local inhabitants and the travellers.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"We run tours in the following areas; Atlas mountains, Sahara deserts, imperial cities.
We specialise in Hiking trips, 4WD tours, luxury travels, Mountain biking, Family holidays, cultural tours, culinary trips."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Having grown up in the Atlas Mountains, my passion for adventure travel was kindled at an early age. I began my career in tourism industry since 2006, leading groups in the Atlas mountains and Sahara, then i started working as product manager for several local Tour operators before I decided to found OT. Voyages. Being a travel agent is inspiring others to explore new places, discover a new culture, and meet different and wonderful people."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Climbing the Mont M'Goun (4068m) in the Atlas mountains. My first ascent, an unforgottable experience!
When i was 14, i joined a hiking group in my area in the Atlas mountains, after hosting them for several days in my village, we started hiking towards the giant M'goun mountain range. from our base camp at 2905, we started an early ascent to the M'goun peak, which, as a child, i always considered as the highest mountain in the world.
The ascent took 10 hours and was really challenging considering my age, and i ended up laying on a mule back on the way to the main camp. However, the views from the summit were amazing, everyone was happy to be on the top of this giant windy summit. In the afternoon, we were invited by a family of Berber nomads for a mint tea in their tent, which was an unforgottable moment for all the group members. We spent the afternoon playing with their kids and learning about their way of life and traditions, the family joined us for diner in our camp, and we shared family-like moments playing local Berber music and dancing under the starry sky of the Atlas mountains.
As a child, this experience made me fall in love with the high mountains and the great outdoors. "
Featured trips & expertise
This 13-day tour covers a wide range sites and experiences that, together, provide a well-rounded view of Morocco. The tour begins with the imperial cities of the northern area (Casablanca, Rabat, Tanger, Fez, and Meknes), and also includes the charming blue-painted town of Chefchaouen. The trip continues toward the Merzouga area of the Sahara, with the classic Erg Chebbi sand dunes all around. Then, stop in vibrant Marrakech and experience its lively square before heading back to Casablanca to depart.
Discover Morroco's historic and modern cities on this 6-day tour of the country's urban centers. You'll get a sense of Morocco's evolution across the centuries, from its Roman ruins in Volubilis to its modern commercial capital, Casablanca. You'll also visit the seaside splendor of Rabat — which showcases the influence of French-colonial heritage — as well as the exquisite Imperial City of Meknes. Finally, you'll immerse yourself in Marrakech, the "Red City," where you'll be welcomed with fantastic cuisine, a bustling Medina, and gorgeous architecture.
This tour is perfect for the traveler who's short on time and looking for a taste of Morocco and its hidden gems. You'll enjoy a guided tour of Marrakesh and watch its famed Jamaa El Fna Square come to life at dusk, then ride a camel through the stunning sand dunes of the Agafay Desert, where you'll spend the night in a traditional tent. As you make your way to Casablanca, you'll stop at an argan oil collective, enjoy fresh, delicious seafood on the coast, and visit the gorgeous Essaouira, all at a relaxed pace.
Spend a week on a grand tour of Morocco and its gems on this itinerary, which guarantees a taste of the country's iconic landscapes and landmarks. You'll begin in the modern commercial capital of Casablanca, where you can pay homage to its eponymous classic film, then head through Meknes, visiting Roman ruins along the way. Next up is the Instagram-worthy "Blue City" of Chefchaouen, a stunning celebration of color and culture. Get lost in the medinas of Fes and travel across the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert, which you can explore by camel or ATV. You'll meet the area's nomadic people, dine by the fire as you watch local performers, and sleep overnight in a traditional Bedouin tent before you end your trip in the bustle and beauty of Marrakesh.
With six days in Morocco, you can tour some of the country’s best highlights, depending on what inspires you. You could devote your itinerary entirely to exploring Moroccan cities, where you can wander around mosques, souks, and centuries-old landmarks embellished with exquisite mosaics. Or you can split your time between a big city (for example, Marrakech) and the desert. If you’re a “more is more” kind of traveler, you can even add on time in an Atlantic coastal town.
January is the middle of winter in Morocco. In the Sahara Desert, which extends into the country's southeast, the days are sunny (though shorter than you'll experience in summer) with temperatures pleasant for outdoor activities during the day. Though you'll have crowds to contend with in the first week of the month, the latter part of January is a quiet time to visit.
Recent trip reviews for Abdellah
Trip of a lifetime to Morrocco · Morocco - Jan 3 - Jan 11, 2020
Trip of a lifetime to Morrocco
We wanted to take a holiday with our three children to visit a new country to experience the culture, people, history and experience new things.
KimKim delivered a tour/trip that could not have been better. Abdel’s local experience in Morocco coupled with his honest, caring and hard-working attitude paved the way for this trip to become a reality. We did not have to worry about a thing once on the ground due to his colleague Samir. Samir took care of our... read more
Christmas in Morocco · Morocco - Dec 21 - Dec 30, 2019
We did a 10 day trip around Morocco over Christmas and it was an unforgettable experience. Abdellah helped us plan the trip and helped us understand which parts were not worth missing (he was right). We loved our driver Karim who drove us around, pointed out things and helped arrange guides for us when needed. We loved visiting the Hassan II mosque, exploring Fes with a lovely guide named Mohammed who showed us traditional carpet and tile making. and wandering the ancient ruins of Volubilis... read more
Wonderful one-week survey of Morocco · Morocco - Dec 6 - Dec 13, 2019
Our specialist, Abdellah, put together a great trip for us. We only had a week and wanted to see as much of Morocco as possible. Abdellah worked with me to design the exact itinerary we needed, and he set up all good hotels/riads. He also chose a great driver, Karim, for us. Karim couldn't have been more helpful. He took great care of us from the time he picked us up at the airport until the time he dropped us back off a week later.
We spent time in Marrakech, the Sahara Desert, Fes,... read more
Our trip to Morocco was so amazing! · Morocco - Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2019
Our trip to Morocco was nothing short of amazing. We have never traveled with a guided tour and now I'm questioning why we haven't. Abdellah was awesome from the very beginning, communicating everything we needed to do in order to prepare for our trip. He was available anytime we needed him throughout our vacation as well which meant so much to us. I had left a precious luxury item at Tiziri camp which was rather far from where we were headed yet Abdellah and Karim made sure I had it in my... read more
Awesome 9 days in Morocco · Morocco - Nov 21 - Dec 1, 2019
Our trip was wonderful. Our driver Faysal was by our side throughout the trip. Other than in Casablanca, all our hotels and Riads were exceptional. Riad Lina in Chefchaouen and Riad Passali were the best. Every day was planned well, with time to tour and rest. Faysal was very attentive and helpful. He knew the roads, ATM's well. His took us to a store to get scarves and water before the nights in the Sahara. Cannot thank him enough for everything he did for us.
This is one of the best trips we have had.
Whirlwind Morocco · Morocco - Nov 9 - Nov 20, 2019
The whole Morocco trip was a memorable - from its rich history to the sensory delights, my travel buddy and I thoroughly enjoyed our time there. This itinerary was good for a taste of Morocco - we would recommend taking local walking tours and while you're at it, pester your guide for history and local anecdotes. And where they would eat, while you're touring the Souk. ^_^
We mostly stayed in the Medina to allow ourselves to be immersed in old Morocco (as opposed to life in the new cities).... read more
Amazing Moroccan Itinerary (October 13 - 25, 2019) · Morocco - Oct 14 - Oct 25, 2019
Our experience with Kimkim was excellent. We began researching our October, 2019 trip to Morocco in March of 2019 and came upon Kimkim. We have never used a travel company in the past. Instead, we do all of the planning ourselves. However, due to the amount of driving, language issues, and general lack of familiarity with Morocco, we decided to consider taking a different approach. From the very beginning, our communications with Abdellah were prompt and informative. He was quick to... read more
Driving tour around Morocco · Morocco - Oct 29 - Nov 7, 2019
We truly loved our driving tour around Morocco with our ever helpful and friendly driver and guide, Karim. Everything was organised seamlessly by Abdellah, staying in lovely riads, a posh cave room and an even posher desert tent. It was fascinating to visit diverse and vibrant cities such as Marrakesh, Fes, Tangier, Casablanca and Rabat where we felt very welcomed. The landscape of Morocco was endlessly engaging: high mountain peaks, rolling slopes of olive groves, oak and cedar forests,... read more
Amazing Morocco Experience · Morocco - Oct 18 - Oct 29, 2019
We are two 27 year old girls who traveled to Morocco in October 2018 and used KimKim at the recommendation of friends. We are so glad we did! We worked with Abdellah who was amazing in planning before the trip, and responsive throughout the trip when questions or small concerns arose. We wanted an adventurous cultural immersion trip and he provided just that. We did multiple private tours throughout the whole country...which we never would have been able to plan / organize on our own, and... read more
Circumnavigating Morocco for two weeks in October · Morocco - Oct 3 - Oct 17, 2019
We discovered Kimkim while looking for a driver for a 2 week trip to Morocco in October of 2019. I completed the form asking what our interests were, and happily heard from Abdellah, who suggested hotels and an itinerary before we even made a commitment to using the service. Until that point, we had been trying to coordinate all the details on our own (just google riads in Marrakech and you will rapidly see the thousands of choices.) It was so much easier to be guided by an expert in Morocco... read more
Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Oct 3 - Oct 15, 2019
We spent 13 days in the beautiful country of Morocco in October, 2019. Booking our trip through Abdellah at KimKim was effortless and he communicated with us regularly. When troubles occurred (cancelled flights, reroutes, dissatisfaction with two of the lodging locations) they were handled quickly and efficiently.
Make sure to look at the booked Riads online before you go and if they do not meet your standards, change them in advance, though they will change them for you.
Our driver, Jalil,... read more
Excellent 2 week experience in Morocco · Morocco - Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2019
We had an excellent 2 week experience in Morocco. The only thing we wish we had done was to spend a day or two at a coastal town. Otherwise we saw urban, mtns, the gorges, the desert and even Chefchaouen. We started in the southern area in Marrakeck which worked out well. Turns out that the prices of items in Fez are much lower than the other areas. We were told that a lot of the linens and leather etc was made in Fez which helped to lower the prices. We resisted buying on the front end of... read more
Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Sep 26 - Oct 3, 2019
We are so happy that KimKim connected us with Abdellah, because we have had the most wonderful experience travelling through Morocco in a private tour that he organised for us.
He was so easy to talk to, and so accommodating as he tailored the tour to suit us and our schedule.
Abdellah chose for us the most wonderful riads and hotels for us to stay in during the tour. But the most special night was our visit to the Tiziri Desert Camp in the Sahara at Merzouga. This was a magical experience... read more
Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Sep 20 - Sep 28, 2019
Kimkim was the company with the best reviews I found in internet when I was planning my trip to Morocco by myself and being an older lady I really needed to make sure that I was in the beast hands.
Best decision ever! They put me in contact with the agent in Morocco, Abdellah, who immediately started to put together an itinerary that also included the hotels and a personal driver who took me around Morocco in the most comfortable newer SUV. He also picked me up and dropped off the airport,.... read more
Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Sep 19 - Sep 28, 2019
I chanced upon kimkim while looking for tours in Morocco. They connected me to Abdellah and I have not regretted booking the tour with him. He was very receptive and open about our requirements and planned the tour in such a way that we were able to cover a lot of places in Morocco in 9 days. He was also prompt in replying to queries that we had during the trip and went out of his way to make it comfortable for us. Karim our driver/guide was most courteous, helpful and professional. It is... read more
Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Sep 10 - Sep 14, 2019
Our trip to Morocco was absolutely AMAZING!! All thanks to Abdullah!! He sent me a couple of itineraries to look over and we pick one that suited us. He made sure he was always available to me. If i needed anything he was very quick to respond. He also paired us up with our driver Karim. I honestly can’t say more good things about Karim. He definitely took great care of us and went beyond his duty for us. I will forever be grateful to him ❤️ He showed us his beautiful country and culture. I... read more
Highlights of Morocco - 10 Days · Morocco - Jun 19 - Jun 28, 2019
Great transfer service on time with very quality cars.
Our specialist Abdellah was always in communication and always checked on quality of service.
Would recommend well.
5 Days in Morocco - 4 Unique Itineraries · Morocco - May 26 - May 31, 2019
From our local area specialist, Abdellah, to our driver to our constant guide, Abderrahim, to our local guides in both Fez and Marrakech, our trip could not have been ANY better. A great example of this was, as soon as I notified Abdellah, of some concerns I was reading of our Sahara Desert accommodations (while ON the trip), he immediately investigated and decided to make changes, which were WONDERFUL (I had not wanted to say anything just off reviews, but glad I did, and he agreed, that... read more
A Taste of Morocco: Fes, Sahara Desert & Marrakech - 5 Days · Morocco - Jun 13 - Jun 17, 2019
Abdellah arranged an amazing few days for us - from the red city to the mountains to the ocean, giving us a little taste of everything.
The service was excellent from making the booking, the pickup at the airport, and the various tours. And Abdellah constantly checked in with the driver and tour guides to make sure we were having a good experience.
Karim, the driver is a thoughtful young man, who took really good care of us and answered all our questions. He is a really good driver.
Hassan,... read more
Trip to Morocco · Morocco - May 25 - May 31, 2019
We had a wonderful week in Morocco. Abdel helped me figure out an itinerary that touched on all we wanted to see. Said was a wonderful driver and guide. We saw many amazing sights including ancient kasbahs, . Our night in the desert was memorable and much nicer than we expected for “camping”. Our riads were centrally located so it was easy to get out and walk the old cities. Fantastic trip!
Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Apr 29 - May 13, 2019
Memories for a lifetime! We had a wonderful time with Hassan our Marrakech guide, Lamah, Abraham, Mohammed our Imlil hiking guides and especially our driver Hassan who spent 2 weeks with us. Hassan found answers to all our questions and provided great insight to Berber life. We spent 1 day at the beginning and end in Marrakech, 2 days hiking the Atlas Mountains, Ouarzazate, Rose and Dades Valley. We were disappointed we missed the Rose festival but the timing just didn’t work out. The... read more
Marrakech, Grand Desert Tour & Hiking in the Atlas Mountains - 7 Days · Morocco - Apr 29 - May 6, 2019
This is the second trip we’ve arranged through kimkim, and it was again excellent. Abdullah was very patient with juggling 3 different groups with a variety of itineraries, interests, and length of travel times so that we could travel together when possible.
We especially enjoyed our time hiking in the Atlas Mountains and exploring the area around Aït Ben haddou. The drivers/guides got us everywhere comfortably and safely. They were available to answer questions but allowed us to absorb our... read more
Desert and mountains · Morocco - Apr 28 - May 2, 2019
Our Moroccan adventure began the moment we found kimkim to do our custom built tour that should have been 15 days in 8 days:))
Abdel was informative and available and able to answer all our questions queries settle our concerns.
Our guide was kareem who was able to speak and understand English and was ever willing to be at our side and fit in our eating and shopping schedules as well as the long drives and sight seeing . Kareem accompanied us from Marrakech to merzouga desert fez chefchaouen... read more
Imperial Cities of Morocco - 7 Days · Morocco - Mar 29 - Apr 5, 2019
The kimkim team handled a rather last minute booking for a private tour efficiently, and met my requests effectively.
The tour was splendid! Accompanied throughout by excellent driver Karim, I visited the four Imperial cities, plus Essaouira, Volubilis, Casablanca, Chefchaouen, and Amizmiz. Each place offered a new delight, and experience, and, for me, that made them all memorable. The mixture of history, different cultures, arts, and crafts, and scenery, made a kaleidoscopic impression, as... read more
Trip to Morocco · Morocco - Mar 31 - Apr 6, 2019
Great experience....a trip of a lifetime...Mohamed was our guide, did an outstanding job, made sure we are always satisfied... he went above and beyond.
A Taste of Morocco: Fes, Sahara Desert & Marrakech - 5 Days · Morocco - Mar 17 - Mar 22, 2019
We had an amazing trip to Morroco. We are really pleased with the services provided by kimkim. They were fast and reliable before the trip and during the trip. The cities proposed and the accommodations were great. There is a special mention to all the people who helped us have an amazing trip.
Hassam Fes tour guide - He gave us a short but effective tour of the Medina. We were able to see the most important places. During the tour, we visited artisans workshops we felt they were interesting... read more
Morocco Grand Tour: Tangier to Casablanca via the Desert - 10 Days · Morocco - Jan 26 - Feb 6, 2019
It's been a marvelous trip and highly recommend Abdellah our expert. I wasn't very specific with my travel request he planned it perfectly and more. So thank you! Everyday there was something different. It showed us beauty of Morroco and warmth of its people. We will definitely have to come back!
We love our driver/Tour guide Said. He took great care of us. Took wonderful pictures. He is knowledgeable passionate about his country. We now count him as a friend.
From Said and to our day... read more
Hiking Morocco's Mount Toubkal · Morocco - Nov 9 - Nov 11, 2018
We booked Amizmis valley 3 dazs tour and it was verg nice. Great walk through the day, perfect nature, nice people all around. The only thing that was not perfect was accommodation in first house. When they say "simple accommodation" nowdays people think about bed and shower without aditional fascilities. It was without bed, but that was probably our fault for not reading it carefully. At the other house was much better because of the family that has been so nice to us. Fatima and her family... read more
5 Days in Morocco: 4 Itinerary Options · Morocco - Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2019
Our driver, Driss, was fantastic. I can't say enough good things about him, however, since we did not use kimkim to book our accomodation, there were a few issues getting to our hostels. I sent our flight and accommodation itinerary for the entire trip to kimkim prior to our arrival but our driver was not given any of this information. I listed check in and out dates, addresses and phone numbers, so I assumed that directions to locations would be figured out in advance. Again, I do not... read more
Family trip to Marrakesh · Morocco - Nov 15 - Nov 22, 2018
2 great day trips in Morocco
1- Seti Fatma and the 5 waterfalls, rather energetic climb to the top went from 1500 at base to around 2000m , took 2 hours, with an extra guide that was NOT included in the price. Fantastic experience, followed by a lunch in a riverside cafe restaurant.
2: Agafay desert - amazing experience with a truly personalized tour, we were all surprised how 'desert like' the scenery being so near Marrakesh. Alot of it 'off road' , stopped for tea in a Berber tent. great trip
Sahara adventure · Morocco - Oct 19 - Oct 22, 2018
The trip was excellent, nothing to complain about at all. The guide/driver was very professional, prompt and accommodating. The agency was also very professional, excellent communication and very helpful when we had some queries. Excellent experience all considered.