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About Casablanca

Casablanca is a city in Morocco. With a variety of attractions and sights to see, Casablanca budget travel offers a lot for visitors to this beautiful and romantic city.

Airports

Casablanca airports include the following:
•Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport

Birdlife

Casablanca birdlife is fairly diverse, with number of birding habitats including key fresh water wetlands, desert and woodlands, with a number of covered ecosystems ranging from shrub to woodlands, marshes, deserts and forest areas. With a range of beautiful birding areas and a fascinating culture, Casablanca remains one of the most popular bird watching areas in Morocco.

Conservation

With a number of wildlife and bird species facing extinction, and a high deforestation and desertification rate, with additional problems such as urbanisation, land abuse and over-grazing, Casablanca conservation is key to preserving the precious ecosystems within the country. A number of efforts are in place to try and address the city's conservation problems however.

Malaria

Casablanca malaria information includes the following:
•Malaria is not endemic in Casablanca
•You will not need to take malaria medication unless you have entered Morocco from a malaria zone country
•Speak to your doctor if you are travelling between non-malaria and malaria countries
•Do not ever take malaria medication if it is not required, as side effects can be serious

Plants

Casablanca plants vary from beautiful forest areas with trees such as juniper, pine, cedar and oak, to dry shrub and grasslands with sparse desert areas in between. Wetland areas contain marsh vegetation, and there are also a number of palms to be found throughout the country. With a varied climate, Casablanca's plant life is mostly fast growing and strong, although the area also faces problems from deforestation and desertification.

Safety Tips


•Avoid large crowds or protests that could turn violent
•There is a fairly large terrorist threat in Casablanca so be on guard at all times
•Road safety is a big concern and accidents are common
•The crime rate is fairly low but is growing, especially in busy parts of the city
•Do not walk around alone after dark and keep all valuables safe and out of sight when walking in the daytime

Travel Books

Casablanca recommended travel books include the following:
•Morocco Eyewitness Travel Guides by DK Publishing
•Casablanca Travel Guide by Offbeat Guides
•Picturing Casablanca: Portraits of Power in a Modern City by Susan Ossman
•Footprint Morocco Handbook : The Travel Guide by Justin McGuinness
•Lonely Planet Morocco by Paula Hardy, Mara Vorhees, and Heidi Edsall

Visa Requirements


•The peak tourist season in Casablanca is July and August
•Winter months run from November to March
•The best times are the months before or after peak season
•July and August are the hottest months
•Many businesses and restaurants close during Ramadan

Wildlife

Casablanca wildlife is fairly minimal, as the city has a fairly high urbanisation rate however there are a number of small mammals and rodents found around the city. There are about 18 highly endangered mammal species in the country as well as a small number of endangered reptiles. There are a number of beautiful national parks nearby where a wide range of species can be seen, including rare monkeys, oryx, jackals and many other species.

 

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