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."
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
This was my second trip with Naturetrek and with Richard Bashford as leader. Richard has an unrivalled knowledge of birds and is an excellent leader, not too fussy and with the confidence to vary the itinerary. The journey to the desert was good in that Richard organised a very good breakfast at the Medina after making the most of the desert experience.
We were met with nothing but kindness & efficiency in Morocco, a superb country for Naturetrek to visit.
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.