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north africa in summer?

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1. Posted by virgirasol (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Hi travellers!

Quick question... I'm planning to travel Morocco and Egypt in summer (mid-july till mid-sept). I'm Spanish from Madrid (therefore used to high temperatures and steep drops and ups); still I'm a bit concerned about temperatures in those countries...
Could I get some advices on how bearable is it to travel North Africa in summer?
Also, I'd like to fly from Morocco to Egypt, any help with that will be highly appreciated..

Many, many thanks!!
Virginia.

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Although Madrid can get up to around 40 degrees in summer, some parts of Morocco and Egypt can get way warmer, up to around 50 degrees in the central desert parts.
And remember, that most parts of those countries, especially Egypt, will be hot ALL days, Madrid can get cool at night with daytemperatures around a bearable 30 during the 'cooler' summer days.
really, travelling in north africa in summer is not advisable, although Morocco is slightly better to do. But if you like heat and don't mind to take longer siestas than you are used to, it might be ok.

3. Posted by virgirasol (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Many thanks for your help!

I guess you are right. The thing is that I don't have a choice, I'll have to travel in summer... Maybe I should change the destination... :(

Thanks again!

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Maybe focus on Morocco instead of combining the two countries?
In the Rif and Atlas mountains you can cool off a bit and also along the Moroccon coast temperatures are much more bearable than along the Egyptian coast.
Or if you have too much time, try to visit Tunisia? It's nice and small as well and although temperatures in the desert can get high, it's till better than Egypt which hasn't got any cool(er) days.