Cascades d’Ouzoud Waterfalls

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Ouzud Waterfalls are situated nearby the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, in the province ofAzilal, 150 km northeast of Marrakech, in Morocco.

Cascades d’Ouzoud Waterfalls

Cascades d’Ouzoud Waterfalls

Ouzoud means “the act of grinding grain” in Berber. This seems to be verified by the recurrent mills in the region.

The bottom of the falls is obtainable through a shaded path of olive trees. At the peak of the falls, there are a dozen old small mills that are still in use. One can also chase a tighten and complicated way heading to the road of Beni Mellal. Whereas going down the ravines from the “wadi el-Abid” in a canyon occasionally one does not discern the bottom which is practically 600 metres down.

Cascades d’Ouzoud Waterfalls is the most visited tourist destination of the region. In close proximity, mills, green valleys, orchards and a superb circuit of the ravines of the El Abid River  are found. Several local and national groups lead projects to keep and protect the place.

On the other hand, the Imperial city of Marrakech, lies one of the most splendid waterfalls set among a Berber village within Morocco. Morocco’s well-known waterfalls, Cascades d’Ouzoud  are claimed to be the most photographic falls within this geographically flourishing green region.

The falls are so stunning that even a beginner photographer can capture their fundamental nature. When it comes to the cascades, an image is really worth a thousand words and the falls come into view at least as eye-catching in real life as in print. To come across the natural exquisiteness of Cascade d’Ouzoud one has to pass through the tiny Berber village of Ouzoud. The mentioned village is situated 18  kilometers from Marrakesh-Azilal road.

Most vacationers arrive by private 4×4 straightforwardly if on a trip. It has been reported that the best time to capture the Cascades d’Ouzoud waterfalls is between mid to late afternoon. Frequently rainbows appear, creating the waterfalls even more astonishing and giving photographers with magazine excellence photos. To capture the widest rainbows head towards the bottom of the falls.

Mohamed Dekkak

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