When I never had been in Morocco, I had no idea that Morocco had so much diversity in landscape. Now you know that I love Morocco.
Because it’s a rainy Sunday morning and my daughter is staying at her aunt, I have time left to do nothing. Of course I have never time to do nothing, but sometimes you have to take it. It was a while since I watched our old photos.
One of the places where we have been in Morocco in 2008 are the Ouzoud waterfalls (Cascades d’Ouzoud). You really don’t aspect that there are also big waterfalls in Morocco. It’s almost like a postcard.
When we went to Ouzoud we didn’t know what to expect. On our way to Ouzoud we thought we where wrong or something. There was only drought and all streams were dry. Once arrived at the top of the mountains a guide took us to the waterfalls. It was a very hot day and our guide decided not to take the default route. It was very nice route, but also pretty heavy. I remember that at the end of route I drunk a gallon of water in a few seconds. We were not prepared at all for such a walk.
The Cascades d’Ouzoud lie in the small town of Tanaghmeilt in the Atlas mountains in the province of Azilal, 150 km northeast of Marrakech. The falls are approximately 110 meters high. It’s a beautiful wooded green environment filled with olive trees. The word ouzoud means “olive” in Amazigh language. In the mid afternoon when the sun starts to hit the waterfalls we saw fabulous rainbows.
At the foot of the waterfalls you can make a cool dip, or just enjoy the beautiful surroundings leg bathed. It’s also very popular with the Moroccan family’s. They come here very often in the weekends and high summer season.
And if you are lucky you’ll see a glimpse of the Barbary Apes. And we have spotted one!
It’s a pity that I didn’t make a little film of my own, because you really have to see and hear the waterfalls.
Images by Melanie el Haddad and film via youtube.