As you drive down the Draa Valley it really is a succession of impressive and attractive fortifications, seemingly ancient and almost blending from one into the next. Tamnougalt however, manages to stand out. It’s one of the first kasbahs you’ll see, on the opposite river bank from the road and standing in stark isolation on a proud hill above a palm plantation. The kasbah is pleasingly geometric and complete (unlike many others you’ll see), and there’s something about the perfect geometry, the good condition of the walls and exterior decoration, and the setting, which makes Tamnougalt stick in the memory. It’s more of a photo stop than somewhere to explore as it is still inhabited!