Morocco holds an immediate and enduring fascination. Though geographically close, it seems very far from Europe, with a culture - Islamic and deeply traditional - that is almost wholly unfamiliar. With its long Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines, near impenetrable Atlas Mountains and remote green oases that lead into that greatest of all deserts, the Sahara, the scenery is never less than breathtaking. Morocco remained independent for centuries while developing a rich culture blended from Arab, Berber, European and African influences. Now, the combination of Berber hospitality and Islamic Grandeur highlight every visit.
Its climate, geography and history are all more closely related to the Mediterranean than to the rest of Africa and for this reason visitors are often struck by the odd sensation of having not quite reached Africa. In the north, its fine beaches, lush highland valleys and evocative old cities reinforce this impression. Yet, as you move south and east, into and over the starkly beautiful ranges of the Atlas Mountains, Morocco's Mediterranean character melts away like a mirage. The Sahara stretches out to the horizon and forbidding kasbahs stare.
Trekking in the High Atlas is one experience not to be passed up, and neither is riding on the wonderful "Godolphin Barb" horses. These experiences will show visitors some of the most spectacular scenery and views in Africa.