For those wanting a tour with the emphasis, less on animals but more on history, culture, religion, people, famous iconic landmarks etc, then North Africa is ideal. Morocco is the place of legends from its famous iconic cities like Marrakesh and Fes to the desert areas of Erfoud and Ouuarzazate.
Geographically, Morocco is characterised by a rugged mountainous interior, large tracts of desert and a lengthy coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. It has a population of over 33.8 million and an area of 446,550 km2. Its capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca.
The geography of Morocco spans from the Atlantic Ocean, to mountainous areas, to the Sahara desert. Morocco is a Northern African country, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and the annexed Western Sahara. It is one of only three nations (along with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines.
The country's Mediterranean climate is similar to that of southern California, with lush forests in the northern and central mountain ranges of the country, giving way to drier conditions and inland deserts further southeast. The Moroccan coastal plains experience remarkably moderate temperatures even in summer, owing to the effect of the cold Canary Current off its Atlantic coast.
Best time to travel: Mar - May / Sep - Nov
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