is situated at the southern end of the Draa Valley.
Surrounded by lush oases and palm trees, it makes a
good base for heading out into the Sahara Desert,
less than 20 miles (35km) away.
Camel caravans from the south would
once stop at Zagora before continuing their journey
north or east. Indeed, there is still a sign in the
town, saying Tombouctou 52 jours (by camel, of
Zagora is the main market town of
the area and, although inhabited since the 13th
century, it is today a modern, thriving
administrative centre and a popular tourist