About Kasbah Meteorites – Hotel Alnif
Kasbah Meteorites came up when Ait Ouoch family decided to upgrade their previous hotel Bougafer in Alnif, and, knowing about the fossil and geologic importance of this region they decided to associate the rocky surrounding landscape with their hotel name. Working in the tourism industry for more than 20 years, Ait Ouoch family proposes you a great hotel in the middle of the rocky desert, on the gates of Sahara Desert. Kasbah Meteorites offers great restaurant services, fully equipped accommodations, swimming pool and excursions around the region. The primary idea of building this hotel far away from any town was to insure total tranquillity and to provide lodging and food to the many tourists travelling the southern road heading the desert. The road to Kasbah Meteorites follows the Marrakech – Merzouga route, passing in Ouarzazate, Agdz, Nkob, Tazzarine, Alnif, Rissani and finally Erg Chebbi Dunes. Reputably being one of the most beautiful roads in Morocco, it should be in your travel plans where you can enjoy impressive landscapes and empty steppes with camel herds surrounded by volcanic rocky mountains. Learn more about this road and how to get to us in our location page. Visit us and spend the best night on your way to Sahara Desert.
About the region
Geographically speaking, Alnif is located on the junction of 3 different Moroccan regions of Ouarzazate, Errachidia and Zagora and geologically belongs to the eastern Anti-Atlas Mountain Range. The region population were nomads from around Jabel Saghrou Mountain that chose to settle permanently in the many existing oasis since the 19th century. It was after the Battle of Bougafer in 1933 that the country witnessed the resistance of the people of the region, who fought fiercely against the European colonies. Since then its tribal law disappeared and was quickly replaced by constitutional law. Alnif is a reference area for geologists and archaeologists, to the particularity of its geological history. It is a very interesting place to scientists and adventure lovers as it provides the chance of quite a few pleasant excursions. Come with us and explore the river bank, palm groves and countless fossil beds where many workshops for fossil extractions are placed. The fossil richness of Alnif is reputed and known around the world, especially for its extraordinary trilobites which probably are the second-most famous fossil group after the dinosaurs. Read more about this subject in our Trilobites in Morocco special page. Kasbah Meteorites can arrange oasis and fossil excursions with qualified guides that can give details about all the history behind the region and its fossil period. Archaeology sites are few yet important and nevertheless interesting. Despite the deterioration of many sites, the region still contains impressive and unique rock carvings and other important archaeological sites as well as the ruins of the old Jewish Ksar of Achbarou and the ruins of Talmakhtart.