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
I have been on several birding holidays as this is my husband’s passion – not mine! However, your guides made the whole experience interesting. I especially enjoyed the chance to see some of the history and culture of the country.
David is a superb leader. He had a range of personalities and issues to deal with in the group together with exceptional and challenging weather conditions. David provided calm confident leadership and works through the circumstances; all of this and a detailed grasp of the natural history. Mohammed was a real asset, particularly in helping us understand the cultural aspects of the tour. He is a good birder and helped those with birding enthusiasms see what they may have heard. Mohammed Ben Ali, our cook, was outstanding. this could have been marketed as a culinary tour with walking and wildlife. The food was simple, wholesome and very tasty. Despite the terrain in which it was cooked and eaten the presentation was up to, and beyond, the standards of fine restaurants. The Riad in Marrakech is a really good choice. In the heart of the city yet peaceful. The staff and service were excellent. We didn't really get to know our muleteers well. However, when we needed their help and expertise it was there in abundance. A really good team.