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.
A great trip. Bob was an excellent leader, with his ability to communicate his knowledge and enthusiasm to our various levels of expertise. The Ksar Massa was a great location and the swimming pool was the final ingredient for my ideal holiday, so often missing in natural history tours. Marrakech and the Riad were an amazing experience.
Bob Dawson was an outstanding tour leader. He was very helpful, caring, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, observant and not a bit pushy or over the top. The Kasr Massa is also outstanding, with delightful people running it. The food was terrific, as was the service. Our driver (Mohammed) was another great plus – a calm and sensible driver, always polite and charming.