Getting some fresh air at Ouzoud Falls

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On Friday the 18th we took another daytrip with the guys from Sahara Desert Kingdom, this time to get some fresh air at Ouzoud Falls.
The Ouzoud Falls are located about 150 km from Marrakech in the Middle Atlas.

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We had the privilege of having a private jeep with driver once again, which gave us the opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery along the way.

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Olive trees grow abundant in the area.

When we arrived at the village of Ouzoud, our private guide took us through a market to a small walk that leads to the first viewpoint over the waterfalls. They are about 110m high and best to be seen in springtime, when the melting water of the mountains makes them more abundant.

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Fresh fruits.

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Some meat.

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Sheep and olive trees – peaceful area!

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Riverside walk.

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Local wildlife!

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And loads of turtles as well 🙂

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First sight on the falls!

We were then taken on a walk down to the foot of the falls, providing more spectacular views on them each time around. The walk is fairly easy for adults, but we did have to carry Febe for the most of it. The path is not accessible to any kind of stroller – so take that in account if you are visiting with a young child 😉

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Overview. Spot the “boats”?

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Walking down!

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Our lovely private guide! He was great with Febe and explained a lot on the way – here about fossilised tree roots.

Along the path there are plenty of places where you can stop for a drink. Even a lot of campsite are available, for those of you who would want to spend the night there.

At the bottom of the falls it gets busier. A lot of restaurants, local kids jumping in the water, some sort of boat tour offered… and the obvious souvenir stalls.

Happy travellers!

Happy travellers!

When you climb back up, you can spot the lovely colony of barbary macaque monkeys that live near the falls. We treated them a healthy grain biscuit and they loved it!

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Febe feeding a monkey.

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Enjoying his treat!

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Making contact.

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More monkeys show interest…

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A last look on the spectacular falls!

After all that walking down and back up again, we were offered a very nice dinner. At the beginning of our tour, our guide gave us the option to dine with the waterfalls in sight – in the more touristy restaurants along the track – or to dine a little further away in a Kasba restaurant. We choose the last one, and didn’t regret it one bit! The food was excellent and the host superfriendly. You can also stay overnight there, certainly a good option if you are looking into accomodation in the area.

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Enjoying the dessert – with homemade cookies.

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Our little group at the roof terrace of the Kasba.

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Nice location for a sleep over if you ask us 🙂

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Contact details on the Kasba: Kasba Oum Hani – Maison d’Hôtes – kasbaoumhani@gmail.com

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