The beautiful Ouzoud Waterfalls or Cascades D’Ouzoud are North Africa’s highest waterfalls, at 110m high. They are located in the province of Azilal, in the Atlas Mountains about 150km from Marrakech and are definitely worth a visit!
The waterfalls are made up of several tall cascades that descend into the El-Abid river gorge.
There are monkeys everywhere and they don’t seem remotely fazed by all the tourists.
There are little stalls the whole way around selling everything from souvenirs to food. It is very busy, although a lot of the tourists seem to be local.
General accessibility information
We had been told on many occasions that the falls are not accessible for wheelchair users. In fact, whilst the descent down into the gorge itself would not be feasible, there is a path that runs around near the top of the falls for less mobile people. This is mostly accessible – there are steps in places but the majority of the time there are slopes alongside for wheelchair users. There are a couple of parts with only steps to gain access, but on the whole enough can be seen to make it a worthwhile visit. The waterfalls themselves are stunning.
Disabled toilet facilities
Toilet facilities are limited at best and no accessible toilets were available.