Trip Reports

Central Morocco March 2011

The group assembled at Menara Airport at 8pm and after visiting the bureau de change we met our driver
Ahmed who guided us to our bus, we then set off for our hotel in the Ourika Valley. It was dark so no birds were 
recorded on this first day. We sat down for dinner at 9pm and enjoyed our first meal of chicken tajine, it was 
delicious. 

We awoke to a glorious day with a clear blue sky, no wind and a cool temperature but not too cold! As we left 
the hotel foyer we discovered what a fabulous position the hotel was in, we could see right up the valley to the 
snow covered peaks of the High Atlas. A morning mist enshrouded the peaks and a bright half-moon peaked 
through the mist to add a touch of mysticism to the scene. As a Nightingale sang we savoured the wonderful 
Moroccan ambiance, then Harvey shouted out “I’ve got a Great Tit here” and the magical spell was broken! 

 

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