Welcome to Ameln Valley & Jebel L’Kest
Tafraoute lies in a basin, largely surrounded by craggy brown cliffs and rocks. To the northwest lies one such ridge, on the other side of which runs the Ameln Valley. North of the valley is Jebel L’Kest (2359m). From Tafraoute you can make out a rock formation in this range that resembles a lion’s face. Villagers will jokingly tell you that he is there to guard the women while their husbands are away working.
From Tafraoute, the Agadir road (R104) takes you to the valley, dotted with picturesque Berber villages. Four kilometres out of Tafraoute, the road forks with the right branch turning east up the valley towards Agadir.