Nkob is a village in the south of Morocco, between Ouarzazate and Tazzarine. The village has 45 kasbahs of which nowadays a couple of these kasbahs have been renovated and become hotels. Nkob is known as the capital of the Ait Atta tribe and was once on the edge of the caravan route. Nkob itself is a small oasis belonging to the province of Zagora. The municipality of Tazarine is located 30 km from the village, another commune on the N12 direction Alnif, a paradise for fossil hunters.
What to do in the Nkob area
Near Nkob you can go for a walk in the oasis full of green palm trees or make a short trek in the Saghro mountains. You can visit the rock carvings of Ait Ouazik, located about 40 km away from the village. In the surrounding, a few camel trekkings are organized by various travel agencies. This is not very well known by tourists. You can admire the very interesting daily life of the Berbers in one of the Souks on your way to the desert. Hereafter you find the days where souks take place:
- Monday souk in Alnif and Tinghir
- Wednesday souk in Tazzarine
- Thursday souk in Agdz
- Sunday souk in N’kob, Zagora, and Erfoud
Where to Stay in the Nkob area
If you are looking for a typical Kasbah in the surrounding, about 20 km from Nkob is located in a very quiet villlageTamsahelte, a Kasbah called “Kasbah Riad du Sud“. The Kasbah is an old farmhouse that has been renovated and today has become a charming hotel where you have a very nice view over the mountains. The Kasbah offers 27 beds. In their restaurant, you can enjoy tasty couscous or tagine.
How to get to Nkob
As you may all know, the Moroccan system created a cheap way to travel from one city to another: the “shared Taxi”. From Marrakech, there is a daily bus that departs at 10 o’clock from the CTM station. This bus stops at all CTM stations on the way. Or you can travel by taxi with departure from Bab Dakala in Marrakech to Ouarzazate then to Tansikht. From Tansikht you can take again a shared taxi to Nkob. This way is cheaper but it takes a lot of your time
Where to eat in Nkob
Nkob has good restaurants where you can enjoy typical Moroccan cuisine. One of the best in the whole town is restaurant Raj Raj or better known as Restaurants Station Ziz or Nkob restaurant. In this restaurant, you can taste these very delicious Moroccan tagines, salads, or kebabs in a beautiful garden