Morocco is as hypnotic as a snake-charmer’s flute and its varied qualities work magic the moment you land here. Morocco is in many ways a country apart. It nestles on the north-western tip of Africa, and is separated from the rest of the continent by the Atlas Mountains and by the Sahara desert. It is the most westerly of the North African countries. For travellers, its rugged mountain interior with fantastic landscapes is irresistible. The best way to get the feel of this country is to travel by road; obviously it is a bit daunting to cover the whole lot, all of 446,550 square kilometers, but with a good plan, one can cover the most interesting places within a few weeks and see what this country is truly like. A large part of Morocco is mountainous. The Atlas Mountains are located mainly in the center and the south of the country. Desert, mountains, valleys and sea – the country has so much to offer although the trip dates has to be wisely chosen – the climate in Morocco is dry and hot, although small amounts of rain do fall between November and March.