Morocco is an exotic gateway to Africa; its mountains, desert, and coast are populated by Berbers and nomads, and its ancient medina lanes lead to souqs and riads. here is our list of top 17 amazing experiences and things to do in Morocco
Activities and things to do in Morocco
Morocco is arguably Africa’s top trekking destination: walking between Berber villages in the High Atlas is a classic travel experience, the kind you will rave about for years to come. However, with the country’s diverse terrain, numerous other activities are on offer.
Birdwatching enthusiasts, golfers, cyclists, climbers, riders and spa devotees will all find options to challenge, excite and relax. Another bonus: whether you’re skiing, surfing or camel trekking, or choosing between activities, you will certainly enjoy the wonderful Moroccan culture and hospitality.
1. Bird Watching
Talking about things to do in Morocco, we can’t do away with Bird watching. Morocco is a birdwatcher’s paradise. A startling array of species inhabits the country’s diverse ecosystems and environments, especially the coastal wetlands. Around 460 species have been recorded in the country, many of them migrants passing through in spring and autumn, when Morocco becomes a way station between sub-Saharan Africa and breeding grounds in Scandinavia, Greenland and northern Russia.
Other birds fly to Morocco to avoid the harsh northern-European winters. A pleasant time for birdwatching in Morocco is March through May, when the weather is comfortable and a wide variety of species is usually present. The winter is also a particularly active time in the wetlands and lagoons.
2. Organizing a Camel Trek
Travelers with lots of time can organize a guide and provisions in situ. This benefits the local community and counters the trend towards young guides leaving home to look for work in the more popular tourist centers. M’Hamid is probably the most hassle-free of the main desert gateways, although the choice is wider at Zagora and Merzouga.
Try to get recommendations from other travelers. It’s quicker and easier, involving less negotiations and waiting, to organize a trip in advance – either through an international tour operator or a company based in Ouarzazate or Marrakesh.
3. Trekking in morocco
Trekking in Morocco was once the preserve of dedicated climbers, and a few intrepid amateurs, en route to the top of North Africa’s highest peak, Jebel Toubkal (4167m). It is certainly part of the things to do in Morocco
Things have changed: there are now treks for all times of year and levels of fitness. Morocco is blessed with some of the world’s most dramatic and beautiful mountains, many of which see few travelers while others remain unexplored by foreigners.
The broad range of climates is also a blessing for trekkers. When December snows make Jebel Toubkal impossible to trek, Jebel Sarhro, closer to the Sahara on the southern side of the Atlas, is passable. When the summer sun makes the Rif too hot to trek, it also melts the snow off Toubkal, enticing crowds to the summit.
As trekking in Morocco has grown in popularity, so have the options available. You could buy a package, including flights and transfers, guides and food; or turn up at the trailhead, hire a guide and mules, and head off into the Berber heartland. Whichever you choose, trekking is often the highlight of visits to Morocco.