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
Excellent leader, very knowledgeable and helpful when identification was tricky. Good sense of humour also made this trip a joy to be part of.
We recently returned from our Morocco trip and had a fascinating time. We are certainly glad we opted for the extension and it was really interesting to see the Kasbahs and the troglodyte-storage/housing and the salt mine operation. We paused the second day with a picnic on the edge of Skoura Palmerie in a beautiful spot of absolute peace, with the snow-capped High Atlas in the distance against a blue sky and male Tristram's Warbler in the tamarisk above our heads. Our appreciation to the two guides for their friendly assistance and knowledge.
I am not a birdwatcher but came with my wife to see the country and birds. Peter and Stuart were excellent leaders. I was made welcome and never felt 'left out'.