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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

Bob Dawson was an outstanding tour leader. He was very helpful, caring, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, observant and not a bit pushy or over the top. The Kasr Massa is also outstanding, with delightful people running it. The food was terrific, as was the service. Our driver (Mohammed) was another great plus – a calm and sensible driver, always polite and charming.

M.G.
Bristol
Southern Morocco

Once again this was a thoroughly enjoyable Naturetrek holiday. Andy is a brilliant leader, not only finding and identifying the birds but pointing out their unique features for identification. I learned a tremendous amount.
The tour leader, Bob Dawson, was excellent as a guide and had an amazing ability to identify birds at a great distance. He knew where to find the birds – in particular the Bald Ibis and we saw several dozen on the ground at close distance. The location of the Hotel in Souss Massa was excellent and we were not distracted by too many tourists or locals, which meant we could concentrate on the birdwatching.