Morocco.com

Tag: desert

  • Kenzi Hotels

    Kenzi Club Oasis

    The Kenzi Club Oasis in Marrakech can be best described as a hotel oasis in the heart of Morocco, bringing the majestic beauty of the desert to the doorstep of the hotel. Its location in the city of Marrakech gives the Kenzi Club Oasis the advantage of being near to attractions such as the Ben Youssef Mosque, Marrakech Museum and the Djemaa El Fna. However, it is the fact that this ...

  • Attractions

    Dakar Rally

    In 2009 the Dakar Rally was moved to South America with the route traveling through Argentina and Chile. The 2010 Dakar Rally was once again hosted by these South American countries.The Dakar Rally has an international following and is known as one of the biggest and most dangerous challenges of endurance in the world. It is probably due to the unpredictability of the course that so many ...

  • Sport

    Horse Riding

    There is something so incredibly beautiful and enigmatic about Berbers mounted astride their noble horses as they cross the sea-like deserts of Morocco. The sight inspires and impresses. Not only do these people have incredibly beautiful horses, but survival of both horse and man likely depends on a strong bond of friendship, trust and respect. The Barb and Arab horses used in the country ...

  • Wildlife

    Camels

    To say that there are camels in Morocco is open to discussion. This is because traditional camels have two humps on their backs and the camels used in Morocco only have one. Camels in Morocco are therefore known as Dromedaries, which are a part of the camel family. Dromedary camels (Camelus dromedaries) are rarely found in the wild and most of those seen walking around the landscape do ...

  • Wildlife

    Dorcas Gazelle

    The Dorcas gazelle (Gazella dorcas) is a fairly small and common and occurs throughout Africa, Arabia and northern India. The gazelle feeds on vegetation and can usually be found in grasslands, steppe, wadis, desert or semi-desert climates and is therefore quite easily spotted in Morocco. In fact, there are quite good populations of Dorcas gazelle in many of Morocco’s national parks.

  • Wildlife

    Egyptian Cobra

    Not everyone will be all too pleased to meet up with an Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), but travelers to Morocco should be aware that it is the most common variety of cobra in North Africa. This somewhat attractive but deadly snake lives in hot, desert-like regions and much of Morocco fits that description. Still, the Egyptian cobra in Morocco does not go out of its way to make contact ...

  • National Parks

    Oasis Du Sud Marocain

    The Oasis Du Sud Marocain Biosphere Reserve spans over a region of seven million hectares and is vital in the battle against desertification. One of its most successful weapons against the encroaching desert are oases. The communities that live within the boundaries of the Oasis Du Sud Marocain Biosphere Reserve depend on agriculture for their livelihoods as they are not tourist or craft ...

  • Sport

    Trekking

    Though not everyone may view the physical effort involved as being something pleasant, there is definitely something to be said for the way that trekking allows you to experience a foreign country such as Morocco. Taking your time to walk from place to place can open your eyes to the beauty of a landscape or give your mind time to meditate on the culture or people that you have just ...

  • Travel

    Tours

    Morocco is a land of mystery, a place where the sun is warm and the people are enigmatic. To many it is a far away place where the cry of worship is heard at the rising and setting of the sun and the gentle winds blow sand and water about in a peaceful manner.

  • Souss-Massa-Draâ

    Ouarzazate

    Morocco's own special home of film, Ouarzazate lies in a valley at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Most of its visitors are tourists who are making their way to the Sahara Desert. They stop here to stock up on provisions before making their way out to one of the greatest desserts in the world. Whether you are visiting just to see the sights or if you too are headed out to the Sahara, you ...