North Africa has always been one of the best and most exciting travel destinations, ever. For many travelers and adventurers, being able to visit North Africa is a blessing. This part of the world offers many exciting activities such as surfing, diving, desert riding, hiking, desert crossing, unique train travels, and many more.
Whether you are planning to explore every nook and crazy or simply enjoying a Sahara Desert trekking adventure, North Africa will always be the place to start and end your adventure. And if you are looking for some ideas of where to visit in North Africa, then you are in the right place.
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Merzouga and the Sahara Desert
Let’s start the list with one of the absolute best places to visit in North Africa, the Sahara Desert. You can find this epic desert in many countries in North Africa, and also in the eastern part of Morocco. If you are planning to go to the desert from Marrakech or Fes, prepare to go on an eight-hour journey, but it is absolutely worth it.
Merzouga is where you will finally realize how beautiful the Sahara Desert is. Many travelers are shocked when they finally get to Merzouga. The sand is orange, the whole area is 100% open, the wind is blowing and the dunes ripple in the breeze. At night, the sky is completely bight with many stars being visible.
Riding through the Sahara Desert on a camel is also fun, and you get to see far away on the horizon. Also, don’t forget to use this chance to stay with Bedouins in a desert camp.
Egyptian pyramids are simply one of the most mysterious and amazing structures ever created on earth. Seeing them up close is something that every traveler must experience at least once in their lifetime.
Seeing all these wonderful structures can be eye-opening to some. The whole area is also perfect to enjoy the open air of the desert while enjoying the sight of Morocco in the background. Prepare to lose yourself in the powerful energy of this area, or you will regret it.
The Atlas Mountains
The Atlas Mountains are a mountain range that stretches through Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco. You can find the highest peak of the Mountains in Mount Toubkal, which is located in Morocco. If you love hiking, then you absolutely must hike the Atlas Mountains while visiting Morocco.
To start your hiking journey, you can go to the most popular place which is the Imlil village. You will also find many guest houses there, and many guides who are ready to guide you while hiking. Many shops can rent you any equipment that you need for hiking.
Besides hiking, Imlil is a beautiful and peaceful village where you can simply relax and enjoy the scenery. There is also the Imlil waterfall that you can visit.
If you have had enough of the desert or mountains, you can always visit Marrakech. Marrakech is the busiest and most exciting city in Morocco or even the world. This city is a great place for people and adventurers who love shopping, stunning architecture, mingling with the locals, and eat delicious food.
You can start your journey from the main square called Jemaa el-Fnaa. From there you can already many people selling and buying all kinds of stuff. Expect to find many unique and exotic lamps, rugs, jewelry, spices, and shoes. And of course, if you are planning to shop there, don’t forget to bargain to get better prices.
After Marrakech, you can visit Fes. Fes is less touristy, so you get to see how the local life is like and see the real Morocco. The city of Fes is divided into two parts: modern and traditional. The traditional part of the city is called Fes al Bali, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is the heart and root of the city.
Visiting North Africa is always exciting and fun. Many adventurers have visited North Africa, and they still want to go back. The scenery, air, locals, architecture, and so on are all breathtaking. Do as much as you can and stay safe.