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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

A.G.
Oxfordshire
Southern Morocco

This was a wonderful tour largely thanks to the fact that Chris Murphy is an absolute star in every way; the other guests were all great too. Mohammed, our driver, was magnificent and fed us wonderfully every day. The itinerary was great in covering so large an area. The birds were terrific and I personally saw every species that I had wanted to see on the tour (with more than ten lifers, which is rare for me these days in the Western Palearctic) and, on the whole, the hotels were great. I'd just focus a bit more on two of these points. Birding with Chris Murphy was an absolute joy. He is a fantastic birder with terrific knowledge, but the way he affirms everyone in the group and gave huge encouragement to inexperienced and experienced guests was simply inspirational. I hope very much to tour with him again with Naturetrek.
Lear Massa was a wonderful hotel, staff were friendly, rooms clean and spacious and the food was divine! It really added the touch of luxury were looking for!

R.R.
Cheshire
Southern Morocco

I really enjoyed the variety of habitats we saw across Morocco, and was not too bothered by the distances travelled, especially as we normally had plenty of stops to break the journey. Mustafa was a great driver and had a great personality, with no end to his talents. With all his knowledge of the country and where to go and who to see, he could soon run the country! Tim was great – full of infectious enthusiasm all the time, which kept our spirits up. His birding skills were great, and his knowledge of natural history in general was amazing, as was his willingness to share his knowledge. I found this a particularly enjoyable feature of the trip.