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Wildlife holidays in Morocco with Naturetrek
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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."

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


Southern Morocco

We had a fabulous trip and our group was very sociable. The experienced birders passed on their knowledge to the less keen. Richard Bashford was an excellent guide - very patient; he reminded everyone every day to hand in their room keys, put on sun tan cream, drink water, check luggage etc. And collected lost hats (mine) and one lens cap (my partner's). He was enthusiastic and we all viewed the birds through his amazing telescope. We learnt a great deal from him and he made sure the inexperienced birders were not ignored. Our driver, Mohammed, drove us safely the whole trip and I never felt anxious once and I am a really nervous passenger! A wonderful experience and I'm so glad I took the plunge to go on the trip. Our first tour of this sort.

Southern Morocco

I really enjoyed the variety of habitats we saw across Morocco, and was not too bothered by the distances travelled, especially as we normally had plenty of stops to break the journey. Mustafa was a great driver and had a great personality, with no end to his talents. With all his knowledge of the country and where to go and who to see, he could soon run the country! Tim was great – full of infectious enthusiasm all the time, which kept our spirits up. His birding skills were great, and his knowledge of natural history in general was amazing, as was his willingness to share his knowledge. I found this a particularly enjoyable feature of the trip.

Southern Morocco

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.