The Agafay Desert and Ouzoud Waterfalls are two natural wonders worth exploring on your next trip to Morocco. Nestled in the Middle Atlas Mountains, these stunning sights offer adventure, beauty and a glimpse into Moroccan culture.
The Agafay Desert sits at an elevation of nearly 6,000 feet, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Anti-Atlas range. Consisting of sand dunes as well as black and red volcanic rock, the Agafay desertscape shifts and changes with the light. The desert is best explored by 4×4 vehicle or camel trek, with the opportunity to spend the night camping under the starry Moroccan sky.
Just a short drive from the Agafay, the 15 meter (50 foot) Ouzoud Waterfalls tumble over volcanic rock and plunge into refreshing pools – the perfect place to cool off after exploring the desert heat. The Ouzoud Waterfalls area features a picnic park and hiking trails that wind through shaded forests of arar, cedar and oak trees.
A trip to the Agafay Desert and Ouzoud Waterfalls offers a true taste of the natural and cultural diversity that makes Morocco so unique. The sounds of Berber Gospel music blend with the soothing rush of water over stone, while the shifting sands and jagged peaks of the desert are forever etched in your memory. If you’re searching for an experience of authentic adventure in Morocco, look no further than Agafay and Ouzoud.