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.


Recent posts

Falling In Love In The Great Outdoors


Valentine’s day, when all those people who are loved up feel awesome about that special person in their life while others who perhaps are not feeling quite so fortunate after disastrous online dating experiences are wondering how the hell you get to meet someone. We have a secret to tell you. Many a relationship has […]

Let’s Go For Spring And Summer!


At no point in time has there ever been more demand for people leaving for an adventure. For the past two years, we have been busy dreaming about the next trip we all want to do, but now is the time to go. We have always absolutely loved what we do, running rafting and sailing […]

Why Morocco Should Be On Your Travel List In 2022


We are absolutely delighted. Morocco is re-opening its borders to travellers from 7th February 2022. As has been the case with so many countries during the pandemic, so many have been affected by the pandemic, from the hotels we use and their staff to the stall holders in the Djeema El Fna where we take […]