Tendrara Things to Do
The railroad was built by the labor of Vichy prisoners and the camp was located near Tendrara like this one. Now there are only ruins there but it says it is the best-preserved camp along Moroccos eastern border.
Unfortunately I could not go and visit it because it is desolate dirty piste and I had normal car only and for this trip is necessary to have 4x4. But it could be very interesting to see it, so next time ...Related to:
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Tendrara Off The Beaten Path
Between Tendrara and BouArfa is nothing, only you, the desert and blue sky. And train tracks, without train. Only tracks going North to Oujda or South to BouArfa, almost hidden in the sand and gravel. And of course road, paved road following the railroad or vice versa.
You can join the road even if you come from one other side than from Oujda. As for example from Taza via Guercif which felt like a little dirty city, and hot. There are some hotels, but expensive and not so pleasant. But one hotel Complex, some kilometer before the town is pleasant, simple and empty, not so many tourists going there. A couple of restaurants with average food. But nice people.
The you continue to Debdou, small town, on the foot of mountain and is known for its multi-ethnic population, including Moroccan Arabs, Jews and Berbers. But now there are not so many Jews, they were moving to area around there. There are maybe still living Banu Urtajjen, a Berber family related to the Moroccan dynasty of the Wattasids, had their own semi-independent state here from 1430 until 1563.
Debdou is not so far from Tendrara, if you have 4x4 or motorbike you follow N19 over the mountain, it is only 200 km. But if you have normal car, then you have to take P6052 to Merija from where you arrive on R606 to Ain Bni Mathar. And then you continue to Tendrara, but it is longer way.
The whole route is nice and interesting with good way, partly gravel, but mostly paved.Related to:
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