Katchie Nzama’s #BreakingBorders Journey Takes Her to Morocco
By Katchie Nzama
Best T in the City has been following the #BreakingBoarders journey where travel content creator, Katchie Nzama, is travelling to 24 countries across the African continent. Here she shares her experience in Morocco and Mauritania and the interesting history she’s learnt about the countries.
Morning. I’m in Nouakchott now. I managed to visit the Mohammed V mausoleum, which is where royalty is buried. I also got to learn that North Africans are not Arabs, they were colonised by the Arabs but they are the Amazigh people with their own calendar and language and culture. The Amazigh language was only recognised in the Moroccan constitution as a language in 2011.
After Rabat, I went to Chefchaouen, in northwest Morocco, known as the blue pearl of Morocco. The whole village is painted in various shades of blue. It is up in the Rif mountains of North Morocco. Also managed to do a four and a half hour hike in Ackhour to find the Ackhour Grande Cascades right in the middle of the mountains which is a very popular tourist activity out in Chefchaouen. While in Chefchaouen, I met a lot of other travellers at the hostel, about 12 of us from different countries and I was the only African. And out of all of us, I was the only one who needed a visa for Morocco.