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1. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'm thinking about going to Morocco in february. Is it a good time to go there? Will the weather be too cold? Would I be able to go to the desert?



2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5655 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Not too cold to travel, but in the deserts and in mountains temperatures can drop well belowe freezing of course. So take some warm clothing at least!

3. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I've been to Tunisia in December and did a 4 day trip through the desert. The weather was really nice, about 16C but during the night it got really cold! Take a good sleeping bag with you and some warm clothing for the night.
Also, put your warm night clothes (eg. tracksuit) on while the sun is still out as it gets very cold very quickly once the sun sets.

4. Posted by stompa (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Was in Morocco at Xmas and NY. Days were great, especially Essouira. Days were only really cold in the Atlas mountain (it snowed) and in the desert at night. The camel trek we did was awesome (normally I hate those organised things, but this was tops and well worth it), but at night it was real cold. Had a kak night's sleep on the hard thin mattresses in the bedouin tent.

And you share the tent with other folk, so no warming up the good old fashioned way with my wife.

Still, never a need for anything more than 2 shirts and a warm jacket.

5. Posted by jza80 (Full Member 54 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Morocco in February would be fabulous. It wouldn't be too hot. If you're spending time in the desert, it can get cold during the night.

You can go to the desert all year round. If you're heading up the high atlas, remember to bring extra clothes, it's awfully cold and windy up there at night.

6. Posted by Kamar (Full Member 32 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

February in Morocco is not so hot, still tehre is snow on Atlas :)
If you want to go in hot month, you can go in yhe end in March or April.
About teh desert :it is fantastic so don't to lose to visit it :)

In what area of Morocco do you want to go ?

7. Posted by markwillen (Budding Member 80 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

February is an ideal desert month. You'll have clear sky, little likelihood of a sand storm, and comfortable temperatures.

Below freezing is very unusual; I've seen it once, in very early January. It can certainly be chilly at night, though, so take a fleece.

To get from Marrakech to the desert you have to cross the Atlas, and climb to over 6,000 feet. The passes do occasionally get blocked by snow and it will be below freezing up there!

Most bivouacs don't use shared tents. Traditional nomad tents are used, but you should normally get as many as you need. Some have blankets on the ground, some have good linen and double beds. Pay your money and take your choice.

The classic destination is Merzouga, with the highest dunes in Morocco. I still prefer M'hamid, but getting there is harder. Let me know if you'd like a recomendation for bivouacs etc.

8. Posted by foggyidea (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I, too, am visiting Morroco in Feb. 2007.

Just how cold does it get in the Sahara in Feb.? We will be taking a trek for one night out of Oarzazate to M'hamid, then Zhigaga. Are we talking 40's? farenheit that is? Also what sort of daytime temps might one expect?

thank you!


9. Posted by timsaah (Inactive 6 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

February and March are considered the best months to visit Moroco and the desert in particular. It's not hot or cold, the temperature is around 40 dgrees farenheit.
Chaggaga and Mhamid are great to discover, it might be a little bit chilly at night though, so you got to bring a jacket with you and make sure who ever will organise the overnight camel trip for you has enough warm bedding for you.
Watch out who you do this through, there are a whole bunch of touts posing as Nomads, blue men or Touareg, etc......
If you need more info on this, don't be shy to ask;)

10. Posted by Kamar (Full Member 32 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

True. I arrived in Marrakech the 25 march and the temperature was 38 degrees.