The Complete Guide To Visit Ouzoud Waterfalls and Bin El Ouidane Lake

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  • Last update: May 28, 2021, 3:41 p.m.

 

Ouzoud waterfalls are one of the most visited natural sites in Morocco. The nearby Berber village, green valleys, and fruit orchards make this site like a little piece of heaven. 

Ouzoud Waterfalls are in the Azilal region in Morocco, 150 km from Marrakesh. With a height of about 110 meters, Ouzoud waterfalls are the highest waterfall in Morocco. 

For sure, Lovers of mountains and nature will fall in love with this spot.

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How Does It Feel To Be Ouzoud Water?

What Does “Ouzoud” Mean?

How To Get To Ouzoud Waterfall From Marrakech?

When To Go To Ouzoud Waterfalls?

Where To Stay In Ouzoud Waterfalls?

Visit The “Bin El Ouidane” Lake

How Does It Feel To Be Ouzoud Water?

Ouzoud Falls has its charm. During the dusk period, troops of monkeys gather around the waterfall.

monkeys around ouzoud waterfall

Monkeys around Ouzoud waterfall

The landscape, green grasses, and trees will change your mood for the better.

It is an important tourist destination in Morocco and one of the most visited and photographed natural sites in Morocco.

What Does “Ouzoud” Mean?

"Ouzoud" is a Berber word that means the watermill. Close to the waterfalls, you will find a stone that rotates with the force of the water's thrust. Local inhabitants still use this traditional mill to grind cereals.

Watermill near Ouzoud waterfall

Watermill near Ouzoud waterfall

How To Get To Ouzoud Waterfall From Marrakech? 

On the Ouzoud Road, there are many children and teenagers selling fruits and nuts on the side of the highway.

Ouzoud Falls is a well-known area for lovers of mountain tourism. It is the second-largest waterfall in Africa and one of the most charming areas in Morocco. 

You can get to the Ouzoud waterfalls by car, tour operator, or shared taxi.

Go To Ouzoud Waterfalls By Car

The Distance from Marrakech to Ouzoud waterfalls is 150 km. You will need about a 2h40 drive to get to Ouzoud from Marrakech.

To get from Marrakech to Ouzoud, you will have to drive northeast on the N8 road until you reach the R208 road.

Once you reach the R208, continue towards Tanant Village and from there to Ouzoud.

Go To Ouzoud Waterfalls By Tour Operator

Also, you can get a round-trip service with tour guides by one of the specialized tourism companies for 500 MAD (50$) for two people.

Go To Ouzoud Waterfalls By Shared Taxi

Getting from Marrakech and returning by public transport will cost you around 300 MAD (30$) per person.

To reach the waterfalls of Ouzoud, you will need to take a shared taxi from Marrakech to the small town of Azilal. Then from Azilal, take another shared taxi to Ouzoud.

In the same way, by waiting to fill in the shared taxi, you will return to Marrakech.

When To Go To Ouzoud Waterfalls?

You can visit Ouzoud Waterfalls all year round.

It is busiest during the summer, but this is the best time of year to go if you want to swim in the pools at the end of the waterfalls.

There is more water during the winter, and the number of tourists is usually much less.

So if you have no problem with cold weather, winter is probably the best time to visit Ouzoud Falls.

Where To Stay In Ouzoud Waterfalls?

Ouzoud Waterfalls have charming nature, so staying there for several days has a distinct flavor.

Many hotels offer accommodation with a garden, a terrace, and a restaurant.

Also, hotels offer both free Wi-Fi and private parking for their guests.

Visit The “Bin El Ouidane” Lake

Bin El Ouidane Dam is 50 km from Ouzoud Waterfalls (about 1h-drive).

Bin El Ouidane is an arch dam built in the fifties for irrigation and energy production. It is considered the highest arch-shaped dam in Africa and is also the largest for energy production.

Bin El Ouidane Dam

Bin El Ouidane Dam

What To Do In Bin El Ouidane lake?

Bin El Ouidane Lake

Bin El Ouidane Lake

Around Bin El Ouidane lake, the atmosphere is calm and beautiful. 

Here, people practice many activities. You can swim, dive, and ride bicycles or boats.

Boat In Bin El Ouidane Lake

Boat In Bin El Ouidane Lake

You can also fish with a rod in the large river near Bin El Ouidane lake. This river contains a large number of fish such as carp fish and black bass fish. If you are lucky, you can get one that weighs more than 12 kg.

Where To Stay In Bin El Ouidane?

Hotel In Bin El Ouidane Lake

Hotel In Bin El Ouidane Lake

Many hotels have an on-site restaurant where guests can enjoy free breakfast. Free Wifi and parking are also available to guests.





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