If you require removals to Africa, you will most probably be excited, but also apprehensive about your move. However, Greens Removals have 40 years experience in relocations including removals to Africa and, whether you are undertaking a domestic or commercial move, we will ensure it all runs smoothly.
Greens are British Association of Removers (BAR) registered for international removals, so you know you can rely on us to safely move your possessions and valuables. We offer a full range of services for removals to Africa, including shipping to Africa in 20 ft or 40 ft full and part load containers, air freight, long and short term storage, packing and unpacking at your destination. Our shipping to Africa services are tailored to suit your requirements and we also provide removals to Africa of specialist items such as vehicles, antiques, artwork and other valuables.
However, if you prefer to do your own packing for removals to Africa, we can help with that too. Greens Removals supply and sell strong boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap and other packing materials so you have all you need to pack your household items safely for your move. To give you complete peace of mind, we have a range of insurance options to cover your possessions from door to door.
In addition to packing, storage and removals, we will also help with paperwork in relation to removals to Africa and shipping to Africa, such as customs rules and regulations.
If you need any more information or have any queries about our domestic and commercial removals to Africa and shipping to Africa, contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer all your questions.
Living in Morocco, North Africa
The Kingdom of Morocco, which is its official name, has a very diverse and dramatic landscape: from the Sahara Desert to the snow peaked mountains. Europe is also within easy reach, as Gibraltar is just a 35 minute journey on the fast ferry from Tangier.
The official language in Morocco is Arabic but Berber (a dialect) is also spoken as is French, which is often spoken in business. If you are settling here with family, you will find both British and French schools, and these are of an excellent standard. The international schools are very good, but the country as a whole has a low literacy rate with only 60 per cent of Moroccans able to read and write.
Expats generally have a good standard of living with affordable domestic help, which frees up your leisure time. Many people enjoy an outdoorsy style lifestyle, which features hiking, skiing and biking among the leisure activities.
The Moroccan people as a whole are both friendly and welcoming. However, as it is a predominantly Muslim country (99 per cent Muslim) it is important to dress conservatively and respectfully.
Weather in Morocco
Morocco has a Mediterranean climate in the north, with hot and dusty summers and cool, mild winters. It also has a Maritime climate around the forestry area, which allows for the growth of rich plants and greenery.
Religion in Morocco
Morocco is a 99 per cent Muslim country and most of the population follow Sunni Islam. Although non-Muslims form the minority, freedom of other faiths is also accepted and the country has a minority of Christians and Jews.
Population and Economy in Morocco
Morocco has a population of more than 30 million people and its capital is Rabat, however, the largest city is Casablanca. If you require removals to Africa to settle in Morocco, other big cities are: Tangier, Marrakesh, Fes, Sale, Oujda, Nador, Tetouan, Meknès, Kenitra and Agadir.
Morocco has a very diverse economy; it is the largest exporter of phosphorus reserves in the world and also exports fruit and textiles. The country has a growing tourist industry and attracts about 8 million tourists a year and most of these are European.
Food and Culture in Morocco
If you are moving here, you won't be disappointed by the Moroccan food, which has lots of flavour and spices. As well as traditional fare such as tangine and couscous, you can also get fusions with French and Spanish influences.
You would normally eat your meal with your right hand and you can expect to see bread served with every meal. Among some of the most common spices in Moroccan dishes are: saffron, mint, coriander, cumin and also turmeric.
Meat is widely eaten and the most popular type of meat is lamb, chicken and rabbit. You may also find seafood and camel on the menu.
Your meal would be followed by a glass of mint tea.
Lifestyle and Etiquette in Morocco
If you require removals to Africa to settle in Morocco, it is important to find out more about the customs of the country you are moving to.
A greeting in the form of a handshake is common between sexes, but if it is a greeting between a man and a woman, a woman will either extend her hand first, or the man will bow his head as a greeting.
If you are invited to a person's home you would bring a gift to the hostess and a small gift for the children. Remove your shoes at the door and dress smartly. Shake everyone's hand to greet them.
Use the washing bowl to clean your hands before and after the meal and don't start eating until your host has blessed the food. It is likely that water will be served in the form of a communal glass. If this is the case, ask for a soft drink if you would prefer not to drink out of the same glass as everyone else.