Want to discover Tiznit? There are a thousand ways to do it. Having preserved its Berber authenticity, Tiznit suggests another face of Morocco, a country with a many face, rich in its regional diversity and multi-thousand-year heritage. Between its Argan trees, olive trees and palm trees, the region of Tiznit presents itself as the meeting place of the sea and the desert.
Tiznit is a privileged place of the beautiful region of Souss, where one breathes the serenity and the happiness of living. Tiznit is a town in southern Morocco and the capital of the province of Tiznit in the Souss-Massa-Draa region.
The population of the city, which was 80 000 inhabitants in 2014, is largely Berber. Tiznit is 15 km from the Atlantic Ocean, 81 km south of Agadir, 203 km south of Essaouira, 271 km southwest of Marrakech and 553 km south of Rabat.
The province is a must-see tourist destination at the gates of the desert and 90 km from Al-Massira international airport, with the beautiful Tiznit, Tafraut peaks, Tazekka rock carvings, oases and lush valleys, including Aït-Mansour, flowered plains, peaceful haven with sea views for Mirleft Caravaning fans and mountains.
The city was restored in 1882 by the Alawite sultan Hassan the first who has endowed it with a long wall still encircling the old Medina. Tiznit is a line of ramparts 7 km long and 8 m high, flanked by 56 towers and pierced by five historic gates.
The chosen site offers strategic advantages such as proximity to the coast (15 km) and The situation on the trade route linking Essaouira to the Sahara so the city is 16 km from the Atlantic Ocean, several beaches are easily accessible as well and the Souss-Massa National Park is immediately north of the city.