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
Every day was well organised and even on the days when we were travelling, we had plenty of stops and saw some fantastic birds, inlucidng Scrub Warblers. This was a fabulous trip where I saw some amazing birds, wonderful scenery and experienced a part of Moroccan culture. Our leader Richard Bashford was excellent and I learned a great deal through his expertise.
Thank you to everyone at Naturetrek who played a part in making this holiday such an excellent experience. In particular I would like to say a huge thank you to David for being such a superb leader. I was so impressed by the way he handled all situations so camly and confidently. David's ornithological and botanical knowledge was first rate and he so patiently gave us names for plants despite us asking the same questions time and time again! I really appreciated the way David enlightened us in all sorts of subjects; the holiday wasn't simply an opportunity to see different species - we all learnt about the varrous habitats, farming practices of the Berber traditions and culture, impacts on the environment etc. An excellent couple of weeks. Thank you very much.
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'.