Ouzoud Falls: Majestic Grand Atlas Waterfall

The last full day in Morocco, and we decided to take a trip out to the Ouzoud Falls. They are located in the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, and the name Ouzoud comes from the Berber word for olive, as olive trees surround the area.

As was the case for each of the day trips out of Marrakech, we were greeted with beautiful scenery, that was quite different to what we had seen before in the country. It was one of those days where you stop and think that maybe we try to complicate life too much, and perhaps things would be simpler if we quit the rat race and just relaxed in the countryside and swam in the lakes. A naive and fleeting thought perhaps, but needless to say the fact that this area makes one contemplate such things is all that needs to be said about how beautiful and serene it is.

ouzoud falls morocco

ouzoud falls morocco

ouzoud falls morocco

ouzoud falls morocco

The waterfalls are 110 metres high (and supposedly used to be much higher) and you start about mid way and work your way up to the top slowly before coming back down.

ouzoud falls morocco

ouzoud falls morocco

ouzoud falls morocco

ouzoud falls morocco

ouzoud falls morocco

ouzoud falls morocco

Time for a much needed swim! The force coming from that little section of the waterfall was surprisingly strong when I tried to swim towards it.

Eating lunch surrounded by monkey, and a few cats and chickens.

This rainbow was absolutely stunning in real life.

Fight!

I’m sorry, hug!


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