Morocco Whitewater Rafting – Ahansel River

1st May 2012

Whitewater rafting was only pioneered in Morocco less than 15 years ago, by Water By Nature. The Atlas Mountains hold the hidden secrets of the spectacular valleys and rapids of the Ahansel River. Home to turtles and monkeys as well, the Ahansel is a perfect getaway from the UK and Europe for a long weekend. The trip is frequented by families, school groups, scout groups, stag and hen weekends. Starting from the picturesque Tilouguite the season is at its best from February until June, with warmer temperature generally experienced later in the season.

With spectacular camps set up on the riverside, groups get the chance to relax and explore the area led by a team of international river guides from New Zealand,  USA, South Africa, Australia and the UK.  We paddle past ancient Casbahs high on the hillsides above us while tackling the best whitewater Morocco has to offer. On the final day of the trip, we raft through spectacular canyons 100’s of metres high, taking the only mode of transport to see this spectacular part of the Morocco. Rafting trips need not be “hardcore” This whitewater experience on the Ahansel River is one of the best on offer and certainly better than tackling the cold rivers of the UK!

by Hamish McMaster

Hamish McMaster is the Water By Nature owner. He has spent the past 25 years exploring and playing on the world's great rivers. He still loves nothing more than getting out there and sharing adventures.


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