Posted: 21-03-2024 Written by: Editorial office Reading time: 7 minutes
Camping in Morocco: Safe Travel through beautiful nature

Camping in Morocco: Safe Travel through beautiful nature

With a camper to Morocco you choose adventure. In addition to comfortable warm weather, even in winter,  Morocco is also pleasantly affordable. A camper also offers the opportunity to visit all the beautiful places. The crossing from Spain is easy. Morocco is a country full of fairytale surprises. Versatile nature, from a vast desert to the Atlas Mountains and cities as real gems in between. In the city there is always a cozy center in a maze of narrow, hectic streets with colorful markets.

The most beautiful areas

In addition to all the beautiful cities, there are beautiful areas to discover such as the Atlas Mountains. A popular destination thanks to its location near the capital Marrakech. In the mountainous area you will find a combination of high mountains, gorges, riverbeds, mountain villages and rich flora and fauna. Despite the heat, it is not barren and barren everywhere. In the green areas, waterfalls and rivers provide a lot of vegetation. Some mountain peaks are even covered with a lot of snow. Quite special in this warm environment. The Atlas Mountains are located in the center of Morocco. To the north is the flat part of Morocco, to the south is the Sahara desert. A huge plain with sand dunes may seem a bit boring, but the true desert feeling is a unique experience. The area offers nice places such as oases, gorges and even forests.

The Todra Gorge

According to many, one of the most beautiful nature reserves. The enormous rock walls provide an impressive walking area. Thanks to excellent paths you can walk across the bottom of the deep gorge with the 300 meter high rock walls surrounding you. The gorge is 15 kilometers long and sometimes only 10 meters wide. It is located in the eastern part of the Atlas Mountains and is approximately a 6-hour drive from Marrakech.

The coastal areas

Thanks to the summer weather, Morocco is of course also suitable for a beach holiday. You can choose from various seaside resorts with all amenities. You can surf, swim or kite surf there. But there is also a lot to experience here for culture. Well-known seaside resorts are Agadir, Tangier, Rabat, Essaouira, Casablanca and Saïdia.

Toubkal National Park

If the Moroccan heat is a bit too much, you can opt for the cooler and green surroundings of the Toubkal National Park. You will find it in the southern interior, just 70 kilometers from the capital Marrakech. It is a mountainous area reminiscent of the Alps. The highest peak is no less than 4167 meters above sea level. You can even walk among the snow-capped mountain peaks in the summer. It is a beautiful area for walking and you will encounter all kinds of animal species along the way, such as vultures, boars or gazelles. But just as impressive is the mountain landscape with authentic Berber villages. Interesting because of the sometimes quite large cultural differences with the rest of the country.

The most spoken foreign language is French. You can also often get by with English or Spanish. You hear a lot of Spanish, especially in the north of Morocco. The currency in Morocco is called the dirham. Compared to prices in the Netherlands, everything in Morocco is affordable. It is also part of the culture to negotiate the price when you buy something. So you could haggle, that's common. The population is also very friendly, hospitable and helpful.

Due to the diverse landscape, there is not just one all-encompassing climate. The Atlas Mountains, the sea and the Sahara, among others, have their own appearance with a different climate. You will first encounter the Mediterranean climate. This warm climate can be found on the northwest side of the Atlas Mountains. In the High Atlas itself there is a temperate Mediterranean climate together with a warm continental Mediterranean climate. On the north side of the High Atlas you have a steppe climate. There is a dry desert climate in the south of the country.


Another thing you have to take into account in Morocco is the wind. Sandstorms, also called Sirocco, come from the desert as a storm of sand. You can compare it to a wall that falls over the landscape. During a sandstorm the temperature rises considerably. Due to the lack of fresh wind, temperatures remain around 30 and 40 degrees. But Morocco is a country where the sun shines a lot and the temperatures are pleasant. However, the further south you go, the warmer it gets. The sea generally has a cooling effect. Elevation also affects the temperature.

Morocco is known as a safe country. Make sure you adapt somewhat to Islam. This can prevent tensions. For example, clothing that is too naked or public drinking is not desirable everywhere. The roads in Morocco are generally well maintained. The signage is clear and outside the major cities the roads are not busy. You can therefore travel comfortably in Morocco with a camper. The road network in Morocco and the associated facilities are comparable to how you drive around in France. Please adhere to the traffic rules and be alert to frequent speed checks. Especially on the edge of built-up areas and along toll roads, police officers are often stationed with radar guns. The amount of the fines is generally not too bad. It's just never worth making life difficult for the officer. Just follow the calm driving style of most Moroccan road users and you will get from A to B without any problems.

Traveling to Morocco with a camper is less complicated than you might think and highly recommended. Wild camping is allowed throughout the country, but a campsite with all amenities is never far away. There is also a lot of news to see because the culture in North Africa is different from ours. In addition, you can travel far enough south here in winter to still find summer weather.

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