We are two female university-students in our early twenties and will be spending 2 weeks in Morocco. We have given ourselves 3 to 4 days to travel from Marrakech to Khamlia/Merzouga through the Atlas mountains. Our plan was to rent a car in Marrakech and share the drive between us.
There are two factors, however, that make us slightly hesitant about driving ourselves. Firstly, we do not have International Driving Permits (although, we read on another thread that this is not such a problem). Secondly, we are used to driving on the other (left) side of the road.
We have both travelled quite a lot, and are not scared about adapting to new environments or rules. We are native English speakers, will have basic Arabic and one of us speaks very good French.
We have seen other options advertised about hiring private drivers or taking group tours, however, we would prefer to have the freedom and reduced costs that come with driving ourselves.
Are we naïve in thinking that, with the help of a good map, we can drive this route by ourselves? We've read other TA threads, and there has been a suggestion that the trip is doable. For those with experience on Morocco's roads, do you think driving is a sensible and feasible plan for two girls in our situation? Do you have any recommendations?