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Wildlife

Are there any wildlife tours or safari run from marrakech? Looking for a real David Attenborough type experience!

marrakech
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1. Re: Wildlife

Hi,

What kind of animals are you hoping to see?

manchester uk
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2. Re: Wildlife

Not sure! Perhaps good bird life, reptiles etc.

London, United...
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3. Re: Wildlife

So far this trip I've seen a tortoise and a snake crossing the road. I stopped to move the tortoise to the verge. The snake didn't need my help.

Morocco's last wild panthers, bears and Barbary lions are long dead. I once saw a gazelle, and I've seen a dozen or more wildboar. I've not seen scorpions, but an army of the Processionary Pine Caterpillars which are potentially quite nasty due to irritation from the hairs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvEDHi0466c

Wild monkeys in the cedar forests are easy to find: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Be8M5lDnTE

Winter time is popular with twitters, especially in Souss Massa National Park.

Stockholm, Sweden
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4. Re: Wildlife

Scorpions can you see in the desert, some "Max", one ugly poisonous spider is often in the Spring there I think, then you can see fox but unfortunately not that they run themselves out there, but most are there little guys that keep them and will show you them for some dirham :). Flamingo maybe if you are lucky there in Sahara lake too and other rare birds. But it is long way from Marrakech so I don't know how much time or how long you stay and what you plan to do.

Edited: 12:39 pm, February 05, 2013
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manchester uk
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6. Re: Wildlife

Thanks guys!

Agree tim....very droll!

In marrakech for 5 nights so perhaps we will have to be satisfied with the local donkeys, cattle and storks.

:)

Marrakech, Morocco
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7. Re: Wildlife

Brightly coloured frogs and terrapins in the Majorelle gardens and at the Menara. Birds including blue banded buntings, black capped bulbuls, house sparrows, ring collared doves, town and woodpigeons, the odd passing raptor and once, a hoopoe. That's about as exotic as it gets!

manchester uk
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8. Re: Wildlife

Thankyou,

It's a start! Perhaps we will get lucky, best keep our eyes pealed!

Will report any exciting sightings on our return. :)

Tweed Heads...
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9. Re: Wildlife

And please, please do not pay to see captured animals such as the desert fox. One is tempted to pay for them to be released but this of course defeats the purpose, as they will just go out and capture more to be either petted, photographed or released. The idea is if they can't make any dirham out of it, they will stop doing it.

manchester uk
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10. Re: Wildlife

No worries.....we donot participate in any sort of tourist animal exploitation