Alnif, in search of fossils and meteorites
Alnif is the first stop on the road that joins the Tafilalet to the Draa Valley. The small town of Alnif is organized along the main artery with a petrol station, pharmacies, banks, grocery stores, cafés, restaurants, cheap hotels and some souvenir shops specializing in fossils and minerals.
The weekly souk takes place on Tuesday in an old compound in the centre of the village.
Alnif is located in the heart of an environment rich in meteorites and fossils. Amateur or confirmed geologists will be delighted to discover, among other things, Trilobites, the marine animals that inhabited the primary era oceans (from 500 to 250 million years ago) or to discover rock carvings in its rocky and arid plains.
On the spot it is possible to organise an expedition to the surrounding sites by contacting one of the specialist shops. Alnif is also famous for… its potato, the best in Morocco! It is said…
Alnif and its surroundings
Numerous small palm groves where the famous Alnif potatoes are grown among other crops.
About fifty kilometers from Alnif, in the direction of Rissani, lies the ruins of Sijilmassa, the ancient capital of Tafilalet in the Middle Ages.
Leaving towards the Draa valley, we discover N’kob and its famous caves and kasbahs overlooking the road that leads from Agdz to Zagora.
The National 12, the main road that crosses this small town of the Anti Atlas, houses most of the shops.
In addition to a college, a high school and some hotels, Alnif has a garage, a gas station, a post office, several telestores, a bank and a pharmacy.
And of course, the traditional restaurants in southern Morocco. Tuesday’s weekly souk, attracting neighbouring populations, is located in the centre of the village.
Rent a car and join Alnif
There is no car rental in Alnif, the nearest ones are in Errachidia, Tinejdad or Tinghir…
Hotels in Alnif
2 cheap hotels are facing each other in the city centre. Otherwise, on the road a few kilometers to N’kob, there is a camping hotel with the air of a holiday club.
The restaurant is particularly bad, but it has the advantage of serving alcohol to amateurs.
Coming to Alnif
Bus and transport to Alnif
Minibus and large collective taxis to Tinghir, N’Kob, Tazzarine, Tansikht, Rissani.
A bus passes every other day towards N’kob, Tazzarine, Zagora and in the opposite direction towards Erfoud the other days.