A journey to another world
It is indeed a completely different world that will pass before your eyes during your stay in the High Atlas. The beautiful beaches and tropical forests of Morocco give way to vast expanses of deserted land blushing at dusk. In the background are the snowy peaks of the highest mountain in North Africa.
Also known as the "roof of Morocco", the High Atlas, 750 km in length, separates Saharan Morocco from Mediterranean and Atlantic Morocco. This natural border is thus adorned with an astonishing landscape, sometimes arid, sometimes verdant.
Because despite its hostile aspect, the High Atlas hosts a few waterfalls and a beautiful lake softening its inhospitable character. In order to take a closer look at this splendid contrast, allow yourself a break in the village of Bin el Ouidane, where the lake of the same name is located.
Want to see more? Take a long stroll to the famous waterfalls of Ouzoud, located in the Middle Atlas. Located 150 km from Marrakech, the waterfalls are among the highest in Morocco. Away from the arid land, there is a little greenery flourishing around the waterfalls exceeding 100 metres high.
Life in the High Atlas
Do not be fooled by the hostile nature of this Moroccan mountain range. For if the steep ocher cliffs present superb waterfalls, they also host many species of animals and plants.
While lovers of these lunar landscapes will wander at the foot of the Jebel Saghro, located in the High Atlas Oriental, lovers of nature will get lost to the West and the centre of the High Atlas. It is in these regions that you can admire some mammals like the magot, a monkey occupying the gorges of the High Atlas.