Solo Female Travel in Morocco- 7 Must-See Places – Safety Tips

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Morocco is a Muslim country situated on the northern part of Africa. Its known for its unique hospitality, diversity, and beautiful landscapes. From the hustle and bustle of Marrakech with its bustling medinas and vibrant souks to the tranquil beauty of the Atlas Mountains and majestic deserts, the country offers a diverse array of attractions for solo female travel.

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If you are planning solo female travel in Morocco, get ready to feed your eyes with the most amazing yet cultural places in the world. With Morocco’s beautiful landscapes, this trip would be the best you’ve ever had. If you’re looking for a comfort zone to relax, get a riad or a hostel.

Here are seven must-see places in Morocco and some tips to ensure your solo female travel in Morocco experience is unforgettable.

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These 7 Must-See Places in Morocco Would Leave Your Jaw-Dropping

Merzouga

Solo Female Travel in Morocco- 7 Must-See Places – Safety Tips
A typical Merzouga street. Image source Wikimedia. Licensed Under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Merzouga is a small Moroccan town at the entrance of the Sahara Desert. Take a camel trek into the Sahara Desert and spend the night in a traditional Berber desert camp. Taking in the splendor of the sunset and stargazing in the desert are some of the most spectacular experiences you can have.

Its an ideal destination for solo travel and peace of mind. Along the streets of this town, you will notice the Moroccan women dressed in hijab and having a scarf on their heads. Don’t attract unwanted attention by exposing your shoulders and legs.

Marrakech

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Sunset in Marrakech. Image source wikimedia. Licensed Under CC-BY-SA-4.0

Marrakech, also known as the “Red City,” is one of the most visited places in Morocco. It is home to the largest souks (traditional markets) in Morocco. Also, its orange-red buildings are a popular tourist destination, making it the perfect blend of history and modernity.

Discover world-class bars, restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs in its neighborhoods, Gueliz and Hivernage. 

Remember most countries in North Africa are Muslim. And for this lets share this warning, dress modestly while walking in Moroccan cities. Their local women don’t expose their bodies; they expect female tourists to be in long skirts/shirts or maxi dresses. No short shorts and tank tops while walking around.

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Draa Valley 

Touring Draa Valley. Video credit visit Morocco

The Draa Valley is yet another stunning tourist destination perfect for adventure seekers. It is a paradise of palm groves and undiscovered Berber villages, with the large Draa River winding through it, making it the ideal location to be away from civilization.

Ifrane

Solo Female Travel in Morocco- 7 Must-See Places – Safety Tips
Ifrane Morocco. Image source Wikimedia. Licensed by CC0 1.0 Deed

Ifrane, one of the most touristic places in Morocco, is located in the Middle Atlas Mountains and surrounded by the world’s largest cedar forest. It is well-known for its mild climate, diverse lakes, springs, and waterfalls.

Here, you can take a hike, swim, or fish. Once you visit, you’ll have a good time watching the Barbary Macaques’ famous performers. And if you visit in the summer, you’d be lucky to get a horse ride to the waterfalls.

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Dakhla

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Dakhla-morocco. Image source wikimedia. Licensed Under CC BY 2.0

Dakhla is simply one more illustration of how diverse Morocco’s landscape is. It is situated in the southern region of Morocco, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Sahara Desert. If you love a sliding adventure, Dakhla is a place to visit. Its beautiful beaches and temperate climate make it a popular destination for lovers of sliding.

Ouzoud falls

Solo Female Travel in Morocco- 7 Must-See Places – Safety Tips
Ouzoud falls in Morocco. Image source wikimedia. Licensed Under CC BY-SA 4.0

One of Morocco’s most breathtaking sights is the Ouzoud Falls, a group of several waterfalls that empty into the gorge of the El-Abid River. This popular tourist destination lies 150 kilometers from Marrakech at the base of the Middle Atlas Mountains near Tanaghmeilt. It is a natural preserve where visitors can bathe, hike, camp, or simply sit and unwind. 

Besides the waterfalls, the next best thing is the Berber food at Ouzoud. When you visit, treat yourself to a meal at one of the many restaurants scattered about as you take in the beautiful scenery.

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 Chefchaouen

Visiting Chefchaouen. Video credit World Wild Hearts

Your trip to Morocco wouldn’t be complete without visiting Chefchaouen, the “Blue Pearl of Morocco.” Chefchaouen is a small, tranquil town in the Rif Mountains of Northwest Morocco. Its buildings and streets are painted in various shades of blue, creating a stunning visual effect, which makes it the perfect attraction for solo female travelers.

Its one of the main attractions in Morocco.

When you visit, take a photo shoot to capture the stunning scenery as you stroll through the streets and soak in the peaceful ambiance of the city. And if you like, you can hike around the mountain paths. 

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7 Safety Tips for Solo Female Travelers in Morocco

Solo female travel in Morocco can be a truly enriching and exciting experience. However, while Morocco is a relatively safe destination for solo female travelers, it is crucial to be aware of your surroundings and take the following necessary precautions to stay safe:  

  1. Dress modestly by covering your shoulders and knees and avoiding low-cut or revealing clothing, especially when visiting religious sites or more conservative areas of the country. 
  1. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid deserted areas or streets, especially at night. This will help you avoid sexual harassment.
  1. Keep a copy of your passport and vital documents separate from the originals.
  1. Use a money belt or hidden pouch to keep your cash, phone, cameras, and valuables safe.
  1. Respect local customs and traditions, the Moroccan culture. Be mindful of your actions and behavior to avoid offending anyone.
  1. Learn some basic Arabic or French phrases to make it easier for you to communicate and navigate in Morocco.
  1. Purchase a local SIM card for your mobile phone to stay connected and to be able to call for help if needed.

By following these tips and visiting these must-see tourist destinations, you will make the most of your trip and stay safe while at it.

In a nutshell, Morocco is a safe country even for a solo woman traveler. It’s also one of the most preferred destinations for tourism in Africa. Be ready with your backpacks and sunglasses and enjoy your adventure in this country.

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Adesua Okoeguale
Adesua Okoeguale
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