Cascades d’Ouzoud

The Ouzoud waterfalls, or the Cascades d’Ouzoud, are arguably the most beautiful in Northern Africa. In the local Berber language,”Ouzoud” means the act of grinding grain. The water falls into a big pool of water from about 100m up (328ft) and flows on through the valley.

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We left our bus at the beautiful Campground Zebra and took a ride around on bicycles. The place was full of people, tourists and vendors alike, and every five minutes there was someone coming up to us trying to sell us everything from crystals to hashish.

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The next day we took a long hike to a tiny village in the mountains.

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Being here was like going back in time. The people who live here have only had electricity for seven years, and many still live in the old traditional way, doing everything by hand.img_1935

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When we woke up the following morning we took another hike in the opposite direction; upstream this time, to the source of the stream. The path was lined with these little huts made of reeds.

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On the way back we stopped for Bessara in the village.

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One more look at the falls before moving on. The color of the rock is so intense when the sun is setting.

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Onward!

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