Morocco is known as the jewel of the Northern Africa and it is seeing more and more visitors each year, despite the regional safety concerns, so what is it exactly that travellers to this mysterious country find so fascinating?
5. The Coastline is one of the truly beautiful area of Morocco. It stretches from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The fishing town of Essaouira is located on the coastline, and it is here where Morocco becomes the world’s largest exporter of sardines!
4. Moroccan cuisine is perhaps not the most well-known cuisine in the world, yet it is full of surprises to the budding food connoisseur, and the more adventurous you are, the more you will appreciate everything that Morocco has to offer. From simple light bites like couscous to exotic local fare like sheep’s heads, there is something for everyone on the table!
3. Sahara Trekking is arguably one of the most popular reasons people come to Morocco. A good 4 hour journey outside of cities Marrakech or Fes, the Sahara Desert is a true wonder of the world, and the chance to experience this incredible landscape on the back of a camel is too good a chance to turn down!
2. Berber culture is prevalent in the central and eastern parts of Morocco. The Berbers are peaceful and indigenous people that now live in detailed villages in the Atlas Mountains. This is a chance for you to get away from the regular Moroccan life and experience a major change of pace!
1. Markets are the main reason you will want to visit Morocco. Whether you love them or hate them, you cannot deny that Moroccan marketplaces, especially those in Marrakech like Jemaa el Fna pictured above, have an identity all of their own. You need to keep your wits about you but at the same time cannot help but marvel at the hustle and bustle!