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  • Attractions

    There is certainly no shortage of great attractions in Morocco. The country enjoys a strong sense of culture and a long and ancient history. The cool blue water flowing over the sand of the beaches is a direct contrast with the hot white sands of the desert, while the greens of fertile valleys contrast with the browns and whites of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. The country is romantic and ...

  • Wildlife

    Birds

    Most people don’t envision Morocco as being a top birding spot in the world, but this country actually has a great variety of birds. What’s more, many of these species are incredibly rare or even globally threatened. This makes Morocco quite a hot spot for spotting rare and endangered birds and should lure more and more bird enthusiasts to the country.

  • 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.

  • National Parks

    Tazekka National Park

    There are a number of great national parks in Morocco where you can experience the country’s wildlife to the fullest degree possible. The Tazekka National Park is one of them. Created in 1950 with only 580 hectares of land, it was hoped that the park would help to protect the many natural resources that could be found at Jbel Tazekka in the Middle Atlas mountain range. The park has certainly ...

  • National Parks

    Arganeraie Reserve

    The last barrier that lies between desertification and Morocco is the Argan Forest. Even though this forest is dense and is home to many wildlife species, it is threatened by the market value of the Argan trees (Argania spinosa). The Argan trees produce oils used in cosmetics while its wood is used for various purposes such as the creation of medicines. The area the forest is situated on is ...

  • National Parks

    Mediterranean Intercontinental

    To establish a biosphere reserve that spans over two countries is certainly an enormous undertaking. Through UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Program the establishment of the Mediterranean Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve in 2006 was made possible. The two counties, Morocco and Spain, both share a similar cultural history and have ecological and geological similarities. Biosphere reserves ...

  • 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 ...

  • National Parks

    Oued Massa Reserve

    When people think of Morocco they think of sprawling whitewashed villages, noisy souks and miles and miles of sand. But Morocco is actually much more varied than that and, in fact, the country is home to dozens of spectacular national parks and nature reserves. Since the 1930s the local government has been improving government law regarding the protection of national parks so that natural ...

  • National Parks

    Souss Masa National Park

    The Souss Massa National Park, also spelled Souss Masa National Park, was established in the year 1991 and is located near the city of Agadir in Morocco. There are many national parks in Morocco, but none provide a more spectacular variety of bird species than the Souss Massa National Park. Although the increase in population numbers does cause concern, the park and the Moroccan authorities ...

  • Area Guide

    The SaharaThe Sahara is the world's largest desert. Only a small part of the Sahara is fertile and it is here that corn, dates and other fruits grow. These parts are fed by underground rivers and oases. The Sahara can be an inspirational experience at night, with the air being crisp, clean and clear and the stars being so close you can almost touch them.