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Churchill’s visit – empire travel

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Introduction Travelling to Morocco in the 1930s would have been pioneering. The French spent the 1920s developing tourism infrastructure and promoting tourism to its colonies (more on ’empire tourism’ in a future blog). Travel to French Morocco by Europeans was for the privileged few, not the masses. It seems fitting…

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Moroccan Birds – Guest Blog

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When keen birdwatcher Ollie Wright contacted us to book a tour through the Sahara desert to finish at the Coast, he had several bird species on his wish-list. Importantly, north of Agadir, the Tamri estuary offers one of the best places in the world to see the endangered Northern Bald…

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On tour with Wild Morocco – exploring new frontiers

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As I sat companionably chomping on apricots in harmony with hubbie and our guide, Salah, it struck me that eating these delicious little fruits wasn’t the only new experience I was having this week. Apricots and tours. Two things that haven’t really featured in the vocabulary of the Conversant Traveller….

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‘Le village au bout du monde…’

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…or, the village at the world’s end, as a friend fondly describes it. It’s, in his words, not a remarkable village, but it’s the dramatic location and seeming remoteness of the place that have lent its title! Well, the promise of getting off the beaten path and not seeing any…

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Self-Drive Adventure – through the heart of the High Atlas & Sahara Desert

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For those who want to get off the beaten path and experience a desert safari, we’ve tailored a 4×4 self-drive itinerary down to the Erg Chigaga region, with the highlight of the tour being a private encampment at the remote Erg Sedrar dunes (to the east of Erg Chigaga great…

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Dar Tigamino & Desert Camp – bespoke Morocco

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Combining two exclusive properties in sought-after locations in Morocco, the foothills of the High Atlas near Marrakech and the heart of the Sahara desert. A seven night bespoke package will appeal to those looking for pure escapism, adventure and genuine discovery of another culture. Stay in a private desert encampment…

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The Berbers of North Africa

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Only as recently as the 2011 Constitution did the Moroccan Berbers see their ‘language’ (Tamazight, one of the Berber languages) recognised as official in Morocco alongside Arabic. There is also now a Royal Institute of Amazigh (Berber) Culture in Morocco, separate TV and radio channels dedicated to Berber-language productions, and,…

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