Approximately one hour south of Agadir, Morocco, lies the Souss-Massa National Park. The park is one of the final green enclaves before reaching the Moroccan desert, and it has become an important nature reserve protecting endangered species, forming an ideal ecosystem for pink flamingos, cranes and the bald ibis.
In Sous Massa visitors can get close to endless species of wildlife, both flora and fauna. There is also an interesting swamp and some beautiful beaches in the park; the perfect places to spend a peaceful, stress-free day!
This national park in Morocco takes its name from the rivers Souss and Massa, which divide the park’s near 40 000 hectares into three spits, descending in triangular form to the foothills of the Atlas and Antiatlas mountains. The region in which the park is located is called Sus-Masa-Draa, whose capital is the famous city of Agadir, founded by the Portuguese in the year 1500.
All kinds of Moroccan landscape can be found in the park. Sandy coastlines, crop fields, sand dunes and rocky cliffs, as well as forests of the Maghreb’s typical tree – the argan – interweave the Souss-Massa landscape. The variety of the panorama, which combines areas of high humidity with other, more arid, areas where vegetation struggles to grow, forms a living portrait of deepest Morocco.
It goes without saying that a trip to the Souss-Massa National Park is essential if you are visiting this beautiful land.
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