The lonesome oasis
Despite being the largest oasis near Goulimime, Aït Bekka still has a strangely remote feeling. The mountains around the area are dark and barren, the wind sweeps over any elevated area. Still Aït Bekka is very much worth the detour, it is big, real and has everything from primitve houses to lush green river beds.
There is a striking simplicity to the architecture of Aît Boukka, no decorations, no deviations, few colours everything is oriented around one storey houses without windows. If you're lucky you get invited into a house to look around.
Houses here start on the ground, they are made from the same material as the soil, and there is only a thin line marking the change from nature to man made dwellings.
Hotels and alternatives
Surprisingly enough, Aït Bekka has a good hotel, easy to find right before the entry to the oasis. It is at a medium price level, and offers better amenities than what you find in Goulimime.
Restaurants and alternatives
A restaurant in the hotel.
Go back to Goulimime if you need to change money. The hotel might be helpful, though.
There are several shared taxis that run between Aït Bekka and Goulimime, but expect to wait up to half an hour, and remember that people out here often stop travelling after sunset.