Khénifra is a central Moroccan Middle Atlas town, with reddish colors, built on both banks of the Errabia River and between the central plateau and the Middle Atlas (Fazaz) and the western part of the Middle Atlas. It is 160 km from Fez and 300 km from Marrakech and has a population of 300,000.
A grandiose landscape, preserved traditions and welcoming population, Khénifra is full of potential for the development of accommodation projects and tourism activities, especially those related to new forms of tourism mountain, green, rural and adventure. It is considered as a privileged destination for ecological tourism by the beauty of its reddish mountains , its lakes and its majestic cedar forest.
The history of Khénifra has its origin in two historical monuments, the only ones still partially existing and classified as national heritage: The Kasbah of Mouha or Hammou Zayani, initially the Kasbah of Oulaidi, the only listed historical building at the level of the city of Zayanes, the famous bridge over the Oum Errabiaa said “Portuguese”, legends were woven around its construction and the Kasbah of Adekhssal this old fort is a piece of the mosaic of the history of the region.
The region of Khenifra has always been considered as the largest water reserve of Morocco because two most important rivers of Morocco are born there, in particular Oum Errabiaa and its tributaries Chtouka, the periphery of this city conceals the most attractive tourist sites of the Middle Atlas including the sources of Oum Errabiaa, Lake Aguelmame Aziza, Lake Tiguelmamine, Lake Ouiouane , Aguelmame N’Miaami, Lake Aguelmame Abakhane, the water of the Tanafnit El Borj dam and the plateau of Ajdir Izayane.