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Morocco

High Atlas & Sahara

3 April to 12 April 2018

Leaders: David Walsh and local guides

Maximum of 10 clients.

2018 Cost £2,099 single room supplement £100

Morocco is just a short flight from the UK but has birds, culture and scenery which seem a world away! Our spring tour focuses on the mountains and deserts of inland Morocco, avoiding the long drives to and from the coast, and as such it provides a perfect complement to our autumn trip based in Agadir. April is an excellent time to visit the country, as we will not only see a superb array of sought-after resident species, but also a range of migrants heading north from sub-Saharan Africa to Europe. The variety of scenery on this trip is truly awe-inspiring! During our stay we will visit a wide range of habitats: high mountains, inland lakes, pine forests, spectacular gorges, stony desert and, perhaps most exciting of all, breath-taking sand dunes on the very edge of the Sahara. We hope to see some real specialities including African Crimson-winged Finch, Levaillant’s Green Woodpecker, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Pharaoh Eagle Owl, Egyptian Nightjar, Spotted Sandgrouse, Desert Sparrow, African Desert Warbler, Creamcoloured Courser, Fulvous Babbler, Moussier’s Redstart and several wheatears and larks. Ornitholidays has now visited this country over 30 times, and the tour will be led by David Walsh who has been to Morocco on 19 occasions.


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Outline Itinerary
Day 1 Fly to Marrakech
Day 2 Marrakech
Day 3 Ouarzazate
Days 4-5 Boumalne du Dadès
Days 6-7 Merzouga
Day 8 Ouarzazate
Day 9 Marrakech
Day 10 Depart Marrakech