About MarrakechMarrakech is a famous city in Morocco. Marrakech backpacking tours offer a thrilling blend of cultures, with a range of ancient shrines and mosques.
AirportsMarrakech airports include the following:
BirdlifeMarrakech bird life includes a number of endemic and migratory species, ranging across a number of habitats from mountain to woodlands, desert and botanical gardens. One of the most common birds to be seen across the city and surrounds is the House Bunting, which is a common sight in gardens and on rooftops.
ConservationMajor Marrakech conservation projects include re-greening projects as well as domestic animal protection, which caters to the large number of mules, donkeys, camels and other livestock.
MalariaMarrakech malaria information is as follows:
•Malaria is not endemic in Marrakech
•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
PlantsMarrakech plant life varies, with a number of beautiful botanical gardens and parks including Majorelle Garden, home to hundreds of exotic plants and cacti. Common plants include trees such as juniper, pine, cedar and oak, with dry shrub and grasslands and sparse desert areas in between.
Safety TipsMarrakech safety tips include the following:
•Avoid large crowds or protests that could turn violent
•There is a fairly large terrorist threat in the city 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 cities
•Do not walk around alone after dark and keep all valuables safe and out of sight when walking in the daytime
Travel BooksMarrakech travel books include:
•Morocco Lonely Planet Country Guide by Paul Clammer
•Morocco Eyewitness Travel Guide by DK Publishing
•The Rough Guide to Morocco by Mark Ellingham, Daniel Jacobs, Hamish Brown, and Shaun McVeigh
•Culture Shock! Morocco: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette by Orin Hargraves
•Frommer's Morocco by Darren Humphrys
When To Go
•The peak tourist season in 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
WildlifeMarrakech wildlife is fairly limited due to the busy nature of the town, however camels, goats, donkeys, mules and horses are a common sight. The city is also close to national parks where a wide range of species can be seen, including rare monkeys, oryx, jackals and many other species.
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