Observation of the Souss Massa National Park’s wildlife


The Souss-Massa National Park was established in 1991. It is located 60 kilometers south of Agadir and 40 kilometers north of Tiznit. The park is 33,800 hectares in size and is located at the entrance of Oued Massa. It is a one-of-a-kind ecological site and one of the protected natural zones with high biodiversity and considerable tourism potential.

The park has a rich biological diversity of uncommon species, including 46 species of mammals, 40 species of reptiles and amphibians, 9 species of fish, and over 260 species of birds, as well as an environment and stunning landscapes that adapt to desert and maritime climates.

Since a vast number of bird species shelter and migrate through the entrance of the Oued Souss (Souss river), the entrance of Massa is located on an important path for migratory birds, for example, the Red-necked Ostrich, White Stork, Greater Flamingo, Black-winged Kite, Lanner Falcon, Avocets, Collared Dove… and more, giving it a worldwide significance. It is also important to note that the site is home to the last generation of the iconic Bald Ibis, which faces the threat of extinction.

If you are planning a stay in Souss Massa, it is highly recommended to visit the park. Below are things you can do in the park:

  • Stroll around the park and immerse yourself in the stunning nature: mountains, valleys, lakes, palm trees…
  • Birdwatching at the park.
  • Visit the park’s mammal reserves
  • Visit the park’s monuments, including its famous castle, as well as the houses and rooms constructed into the rock of the mountains.


the surroundings