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About Rabat

Rabat is the capital city of Morocco. Rabat backpacking tours offer a vibrant mix of cultures and activities.


Rabat airports include:
•Rabat-Salé International Airport


A number of Rabat birdlife can be found within the Mamora forest, just a few kilometers outside of the city, as well an array of species within the aviaries of the beautiful Exotic Garden. Storks are a very common sight around the beaches and city, with a number of common Moroccan endemics such as House Buntings also to be found.


Rabat conservation is mostly limited to efforts within the Temara Zoo, as well as protected areas such as Mamora forest which offer pristine forests and woodlands with an array of plant and bird species.


Rabat malaria info is as follows:
•Malaria is not endemic in Rabat
•You will not need to take malaria medication unless you have entered Rabat from a malaria zone country
•Speak to your doctor if you are traveling between non-malaria and malaria countries
•Do not ever take malaria medication if it is not required, as side effects can be serious


Rabat money and banking info includes the following:
•Moroccan Dirhams can only be obtained in Morocco, usually through ATMs
•Banking hours are Monday-Thursday from 08h30-12h30 and 15h00-18h30 and Friday from 08h30-1200 and 15h00-18h30
•Dollars, Pounds and Euros are cheapest and easiest to exchange
•Credit cards are accepted in the larger hotels, restaurants and shops


Rabat plant life varies from sparse desert areas to scrub, lush woodlands and forests, coastal vegetation and marshlands. A number of key habitats and plant species can be found within the Exotic Garden and the nearby Mamora forest also has an array of natural habitats. Plant species include palm trees, birds of paradise, orange trees and cork trees.

Safety Tips

•Avoid large crowds or protests that could turn violent
•Tourists are fairly minimal, and market sellers can be a bit persistant
•Road safety is a big concern and accidents are common
•The crime rate is fairly low but it is best to take basic precautions to ensure safety
•Do not walk around alone after dark and keep all valuables safe and out of sight

Travel Books

Rabat recommended travel books include:
•Marrakesh, Fez, Rabat by Barnaby Rogerson
•Morocco - Culture Smart!: a quick guide to customs and etiquette by Jillian York
•Morocco Eyewitness Travel Guide by DK Publishing
•The Great Rabat Cope Book (Spiral-bound) by Rabat, Morocco American Women's Association
•Splendours of Morocco by Izza Genini, Jacques Bravo, and Xavier Richer


Rabat wildlife can be found within the beautifully laid out Temara Zoo. Wildlife species found within the zoo includes rare species such as Atlas lions, as well as giraffes, panthers and a number of reptiles including snakes.


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