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Akhfenir

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Akhfenir (also Akhfennir, Sidi Akhfenir and Sidi Akhfennir) is a small town in Tarfaya Province, Morocco. It is located between Tan-Tan and Tarfaya.

Understand[edit]

Akhfenir's touristy past is over since the Rally Paris-Dakar moved to South America. But it can be a convenient stop for the night and is used as such by a lot of truckers. It even has 2 hidden gems for nature lovers (see below).

Get in[edit]

Either by any of the buses that serve the Agadir-Dakhla route or by private car.

Get around[edit]

The village is small enough for exploration on foot.

See[edit]

  • The regularly beautiful sunsets at the beach, just behind the hotels at the main road.

Do[edit]

  • Visit the Khnifiss National Park with its beautiful lagoon 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south - follow the main road N1 due south until structures emerge in the west, turn westwards, towards the structures.
  • Visit the oasis a few kilometers in the east and its wild donkeys. Follow the asphalt road from the village center eastwards, up the hill, past a giant wind energy park to your right. After a few kilometers an old tire marks the spot where to leave the road to the left and park the car. The oasis is about 100 m north of the road. As this can be hard to find, asking a local in Akhfenir might be your best bet.

Eat[edit]

Several restaurants are lined up on the main road - fish is a good bet since it is caught locally.

Drink[edit]

Tea. Alcohol is not readily available.

Sleep[edit]

Several hotels at the main road offer accommodation. Clean rooms with WiFi, satellite TV and hot shower can be had for 150 dirhams.

Go next[edit]

North to Tan-Tan or south to Laayoune

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