Morocco, in north Africa, is the only African country with coastal exposure to both the Atlantic Ocean in the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. Its land borders are Algeria to the east and Mauritanian to the southeast.
Morocco has a history of extensive migration. Many towns and cities were settled and developed by other cultures. The region was first controlled by Carthage from an early date. Later, it was the western most province of the Roman Empire. Following the Arab conquest of the late 7th century, the area of North Africa came to be known as the Maghreb – which means West in Arabic. After this conquest, most of the people accepted Islam as their religion.
Morocco is a land of contrasts with many magnificent and interesting cities and fascinating landscapes.wich encorage evry body to take a Tour of Morocco. The largest city and major Atlantic Ocean port is Casablanca, an industrial and commercial centre. The beautiful capital of Rabat lies a short distance to the north on the Atlantic coast. Other port cities include Tangier on the Strait of Gibraltar, Agadir on the Atlantic and Al Hoceima on the Mediterranean. Chefchaouen in the north is “The Blue Pearl of Morocco”. Marrakech in the south is “The Magical Red City”. And Fes is said to have some of the finest souks, or open-air markets, in all North Africa.
The famous Atlas Mountains, the Dades Gorges and the beautiful sand dunes of Erg Chebbi of the Sahara are just a few of the areas showcasing the contrasting geography of Morocco.
The country is rapidly modernizing with a rising standard of living. However, it retains much of its ancient architecture and even more of its traditional customs,that attract Morocco tours.
Morocco is a country of peace and fertility – a land of the IMAZIGHEN or Berbers, an ethnic group indigenous to the Maghreb region of North Africa.
Scenic and fertile, Morocco well merits the praise of its native son Ibn Battutah. This medieval traveller wrote of Morocco – “It is the best of countries, for in it fruits are plentiful, and running water and nourishing food are never exhausted”.