Foum Zguid is a city located south of the Anti-Atlas in the mountains of Jebel Bani. The municipality is attached to the province of Tata and is about 135 km north of the latter and 170 km south of the city of Ouarzazate. It consists of 16 villages named: Tabia, Boudlal, Bouguir, Ummhanch, Igranassouk, Tamzaouroute, Wagrout, Wayftout, M’hamid, Amzrou, Lghwanem, Elmahrouk, Ouladboukdir, Oulad Jamaa, Oulad Hammou and Smira. The city stretches along the palm grove of the Tamantt River, a tributary of the Draa.
Iriki National Park
Iriki National Park which lies between the Draa River and the foothills of the south Anti-Atlas near the Algerian border, 150 km south of Ouazazate and 80 km southwest of Zagora. This lake is nowadays mostly dry. It was the favorite place of southern gazelles. The park consists of desert landscapes. The vegetation is characterized by a wooded steppe and acacia savanna. In wet periods (October, November, December), Lake Iriki is a stopover and wintering place for many migratory birds such as flamingos and geese.
You leave foum zguid in the morning and discover the ocher tracks of the desert to reach Lake Iriki, in the middle of the national park of the same name. Today dry, it was once the natural habitat of a rich and wild wildlife: gazelles, ducks, gulls, flamingos … You spend the rest of the day discovering lac iriki and its surroundings, at the gates of the border with Algeria.
Day 1 – Meeting in Foum Zguid
Meeting in Foum Zguid, then you will spend your first day in a traditional Bivouac, with local Bedouines
Day 2 – Guest House Zaouia
After the breakfast, we leave the Bivouac on the dunes by camels to the Guest House Zaouia, then we cross the lac of Iriki to North, to the Oasis of Zaouia. We visit the Old Ksar Sidi Abd Enabi, then we visit the Tomb of the father of the tribe
Day 3 – Explore local fossils
We will enjoy sumptuous landscapes such as Lake Iriqui, the passage of the beautiful mountains. You will have the opportunity to collect fossils and complete your collection! We will have lunch in the first village. Then we will go back to Foum Zguid in the afternoon.
4 the village of zaouit sidi abd Enabi- foum zguid
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Foum Zguid / Foum Zguid / Mhamid elghazlane|