Luggage and bags:
Small city backpack with bottle(s) of cold mineral water inside (take a special, light container to keep water cold).
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: For heat and against sun: shorts above knee or too large summer trousers (many pockets :-), T-shirt(s), sandals or good and comfortable walking shoes, sun-glasses, a hat/cap.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun-block - use it before you go outside.
Photo Equipment: I needed better camera (with macro + a tripod) to take better pictures of butterflies in Chellah.
- 24-hr average monthly temperature
- average monthly rainfall
- 10-days weather forecast for Rabat
Miscellaneous: i feel silly mentioning sunblock, but unless you want a bad farmer's tan... slab it on! And, also, i thought it was really really reaaaally helpful to have my lip balm handy; your lips can become very dry in the heat... i noticed very few clouds in the sky while i was there, so if you like hats, i advise to bring one too...
Play it real safe here in Morocco. Keep your clothes looser and longer especially when you're out shopping in the souks or even, walking along the streets etc. Believe me, in cities like Fez and Marrakech, the men will not hesitate to gawk at you... It's like they could literally undress you with their stare! Eeks!!
Over here in Rabat, the folks are more westernized and hence, you won't be sticking out that much like a sore thumb. Phew!
It is not uncommon to see Moroccan women dress in colorful kaftans (is that what you call those long flowing outfits?) and covering up three-quarters of their faces along the streets and in the souks. So, this is a signal for you to also dress conservatively. Leave those shorts at home... Or you can use them when you're trudging on the sands of the Sahara Desert O.K.?
'Travel - to go, move or journey from one place to another.' - Anonymous