BIRDING TOUR IN MOROCCO – THE SOUTH: Marrakech, High Atlas and the Sahara Desert
November until May
Max. 12 people
On this 8-day tour we will explore the southern half of Morocco, from Marrakech to the High Atlas and the Sahara. We will look for most of the birding specialties of the region while enjoying the most varied and spectacular landscapes in the country. The Pharaoh Eagle-Owl, the Egyptian Nightjar, the Crowned Sandgrouse, the Blue-checked Bee-eater and the African Crimson-winged Finch will be some of the species that will guide our steps in one of our favourite and most frequented birding destinations.
This trip includes a 4×4 excursion through the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Moreover, we will have the chance to visit different UNESCO World Heritage Sits, such as the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou and the mythical Jemaa el-Fnaa square in the Medina of Marrakesh.
The places we will visit are very welcoming and relaxed. Winter and Spring are the most suitable time to visit this region, both for the pleasant weather and for the variety and combination of species, including multiple endemics of the Maghreb region.
- Guides: Javi Elorriaga, Yeray Seminario.
- Length: 8 days.
- Maximum number of participants: this tour is designed for a small group, maximum of 12 participants, in order to maximize the experience in the field.
- Lodging:From modern to traditional, charming hotels, comfortable with private bath.
- Food: very good, traditional Moroccan cuisine and picnic lunches in the ﬁeld.
- Weather: moderate temperatures throughout most of the journey. Warm clothes are recommended for evenings and during our stay in the mountains, where snow is to be expected.
- Difficulty: easy, short walks and gentle pace. Due to distances to cover, there are some long drives.