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Wildlife holidays in Morocco with Naturetrek
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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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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


Mr & Mrs L.
Southern Morocco

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.
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.

South Glamorgan
Southern Morocco

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the holiday...we covered a lot of ground and I feel that we had an experience of the real Morocco. The scenery and birds were superb, far surpassing my expectations. I’m not a very experienced bird watcher but Andy Smith was very patient and made sure that we all saw the bird in sight. He has exceptional birding skills but is also very good with people. A big thank you to him for helping to make this such an enjoyable and memorable holiday. Thank you too to our driver for his cheerfulness and for lovely lunches. This was our first Naturetrek holiday and it wont be the last. Thank you to all concerned.