Welcome to Tazzarine
The small desert town and oasis of Tazzarine is located in the heart of the Aït Atta tribal area, midway between Alnif and Nkob. Despite many years of drought, the palm groves and henna fields are still a pretty sight. Although there is little to stop for in the small straggling town, a few kilometres southwest you’ll find the prehistoric site of Aït Ouazik with its wonderful petroglyphs clearly depicting images of elephants, giraffe, buffalo and antelope. They date from about 5000 BC when the area had a savannah-like character. Also south of Tazzarine is the small, but picturesque dunefield of Foum Tizza, an area of sandy sahel contrasting with blue-black rocks. The dunes are rarely visited and offer travellers a chance to appreciate the désert profond on a small scale.