Morocco’s climate varies a lot from one region to another and temperatures from North to South can be very different. Having said that, if you’re going to Morocco any time between March and September, this little list of ‘extras’ will come in handy, especially if you’re thinking of making a stop in the desert or coming on a photo tour with us!

  • Lip Balm

    If you’re one of those people that always carry lip balm, then this one might be obvious. However, I personally don’t use any and boy did I wish I had some when I was there. Morocco can be very dry and that plus the extreme heat in places like the desert can really get your lips screaming for some moisture!

  • Thin Scarf

    or scarves, plural. The scarf in Morocco is handy for a number of reasons: 1. Evenings can get cool even in summer and a scarf will often do the trick, plus it’s easier to carry around than a sweater. 2. Even if you have put sunblock on and are wearing a long-sleeved t-shirt, I can promise you that on a 1-hour camel ride into the desert the sun will find that little unprotected spot. Enter scarf. 3. Unexpected sandstorms. 4. Only for women: Although in many places it is not necessary to cover your shoulders and head, it still is a Muslim country and dressing modestly is recommendable.

  • Loose-fitting pants

    Again, especially important if you are headed to the desert. Jeans, especially the darker ones are a bad idea because it you’ll feel like you’re melting into them, and I say this from experience.

  • Swimsuit/Swimming trunks

    Many places in Morocco have pools and even if the hotel that you are staying at doesn’t, you can often go to one that does and have a dip. If you are coming on the photo tour with us, swimming gear is a must!

  • Duct Tape

    It’s a strange item I know, but I find that duct tape can solve many things, from fixing your charger into a faulty electrical socket in the wall to patching up a hole in your backpack or shoe or even getting out a splinter or protecting a blister (make sure you put a gauze before though!)…it has many uses and I always seem to find new ones on my trips.

by Christelle Enquist

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