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Wildlife holidays in Morroco

Tell me about Morocco …

Morocco offers an exotic environment at a ‘short-haul price’. However, situated just a 3-hour flight from London, there is much more to Morocco’s popularity than this.

Sitting on the edge of the great Sahara, with both an Atlantic and a Mediterranean seaboard, and the highest mountains in northern Africa, Morocco has a variety of scenery and climate unrivalled by other Mediterranean countries.

Between the end of Roman rule in AD 253 and French takeover in 1912, Morocco was able to develop as a fiercely independent nation with a unique and powerful culture of its own. Few other countries have remained as separate entities, with their borders unchanged, for so many centuries.

Few Muslim countries today can offer such a flavour of Islam with so few accompanying restrictions on visitors. Being so close to the West, Morocco has a fine understanding and tolerance of our ways.

Our Morroco specialist recommends...

"I recommend our 10-day ‘Southern Morocco’ tour where we can enjoy the best of North Africa’s birding. Some stand-out species include the Bald Ibis and Tistram’s Warbler plus many other specialities."

Andy Tucker
Operations Manager

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Erg Chebbi dunes (Tim Melling)Moroccan traders, Erg Chebbi (Simon Woolley)Bald Ibises (Tim Melling)Merzouga (Geoff Carr)White-crowned Black WheatearView from el Kelaa (Simon Woolley)Bald Ibis (Bob Dawson)Oued (river) Massa (Toby Albrehart)Greater Flamingos (Toby Albrehart)Hotel Ksar Massa (Toby Albrehart)Greater Flamingos, Tamri (Tim Melling)Bald Ibis watching (Tim Melling)View back to Tiziane (Colin W Hughes)Across from the refuge at Oukaimeden (Colin W Hughes)Anaclcus pyrethrum v.depressus (Colin W Hughes)Anagallis monellii ssp collina (Colin W Hughes)Aquilegia vulgaris v. ballii with a number of pollen beetles (Colin W Hughes)Argan tree (Colin W Hughes)

Whats special about its wildlife?

It is Moroccos combination of varied habitats and climate which give rise to its excellent wildlife. A few highlights include:

  • Birds – specialists of oases, mountains & deserts
  • Rarities such as the Bald Ibis
  • Spring flowers of the High Atlas

Naturetrek tours to Morocco

Naturetrek offers a range of wildlife holidays and natural history tours to Morocco. Heres a selection:

  • Bird watching in Southern Morocco
  • A short break to look for the endangered Bald Ibis
  • We go in search of birds, flowers & butterflies in the deserts, oases & mountains of southern Moroccos kasbah country
  • Trekking in the High Atlas Mountains

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Morroco HOLIDAYS

D.M.
Northumberland
Southern Morocco

I would particularly like to commend Andy Smith as a brilliant leader. Not only was he excellent at spotting birds, even from a moving van, he was always most helpful at getting people to see the birds themselves. As I was a novice with a telescope, he was both encouraging and attentive, and would always check that I had 'got onto' the bird.
In my opinion, this was a magical trek and an amazing experience. It was a definitely superior to any walking trek I have done before and was my first real introduction to both birdwatching and botany! I loved staying in the Riad in Marrakech with it's shady courtyards and roof top garden (a good spot for viewing storkes!) I found Essaouira very attractive with its amazing beach and sand dunes...it was a lovely place to end the holiday. I am truly grateful to David, Mohammed the guide, Mohammed the cook, the muleteers and, of course, the mules for such an interesting and exciting holiday.

Mr & Mrs T
Kent
Southern Morocco

We have just returned from our first Naturetrek tour and our first trip to Morocco. We enjoyed the tour and the tour leader worked hard to make the trip a success.