Fly To Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech is the largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat. It is among the most visited destination in all of North Africa because of its rich tourist attraction. This scenic city is located close to the foot of Atlas Mountain and few kilometers from the Sahara Desert This beautiful city is has two separate sections, the old city is a UNESCO protected site filled with traditional Souks with its historical quarter that ooze of exotic flavor. The new city known as Gueliz has European styled modern buildings.
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Requirements for Entry to Marrakech
A Kenyan Passport with a minimum period validity of 6 months beyond the intended period of stay is needed at the time of travel. A Tourist Visa is required for Kenyans and can be obtained at Visa application centres located in Nairobi.
Getting to City Centre from Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK)
Visitors at the airport have various options for transfer to the city or their final destination which include no 19 shuttle bus which leaves the airport every 30 minutes. Car rental companies also offer their services at the airport however the fastest Transport to and fro the airport is by use of petit taxi.
The mystery and charm of this beautiful city attracts the tourists in their numbers annually. Among the top attractions are:
Djemaa el Fna: this renowned landmark of the city is a large open space at the centre of the city. Different performer take the centre stage daily first the orange juice hawkers, then the henna-tattoo artists and healers, who give way for the astrologers, acrobats and cobra charmers to perform. As these make their way out the storytellers and male belly dancers start their performance.
The Jardin Majorelle: this captivating botanical garden was created by the French artist Jacques Majorelle. When in the garden you could have a romantic stroll around exotic flowers, green vegetation lining beautifully around ponds. Display of special blue colour is visible from every corner.
The Saadian Tombs: this is the original burial ground of Saadian Princes. The lavish decorations epitomize the splendor of Morocco in their era.
The El Badi and the Bahia Palaces: these palaces were once believed the most spectacular palaces in the world. The grandeur of the palaces can still be attested to by the beauty of its ruins still standing today. They were first built in the 16th century.
Other attractions include: Draa Village, The Koutoubia, Souks of Marrakech and The Koutoubia.
Things to Do
Take an orange flower oil massage at a domed hammaam.
Picnic at the Menara Garden and allow the aura of this awe-inspiring city to soothe your soul.
Visit the souks in for a glittering and colorful array of trinkets, spices, kaftans and other astonishing delights.
Hotels and Accommodation
The hotels in Marrakech usually have gardens surrounding with gorgeously decorated rooms. No matter your taste and budget you will find a suitable hotel for your stay in Marrakech.
The tour of Edinburgh is pleasurable with a car rental service otherwise known as car hire. Car rental companies at the airport include: ADA, Avis, Budget, Europcar, First, Hertz, Morocco Rent a Car, National, Sixt, and Tourist Car
Best Time to Visit
The best times to visit Marrakech are from March through May and from October through November if you want to avoid crowds and have lower room rates. The summer, from June to August, however is the most popular time to visit Marrakech.