DRIVEN SHOOTING / PARTRIDGE / MOROCCO / THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS

DRIVEN PARTRIDGE SHOOTING IN THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS

Extend your season in style: exceptional hospitality, great sport, a stunning location. Morocco’s Premier Partridge Shoot.

LOCATION

Widiane Chasse, Morocco

TRIP DURATION

From 2 Nights

GROUP SIZE

Up to 10 people

FOOD & DRINK

Breakfast, Lunches, Dinners and Some Drinks Included

NEAREST AIRPORT

Casablanca Or Marrakech

TRAVEL TIME FROM ENGLAND

3.5 Hours Flying + 3.5 Hours Driving

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

25°C

QUARRY

Barbary Partridge

SEASON

October 1st to March 31st

BAG SIZE

100 to 800

SHOOTING STYLE

Driven Shooting
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GUNS AND AMMUNITION

Cartridges Included

DIFFICULTY

Novice – Experienced

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

Basic

From £48 Per Bird

Customise Your Trip

From £1,500

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Varied and challenging driven shooting in the sun.

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Exceptional hospitality and accommodation.

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Extend your season in style with a February or March trip.

INFO

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The Estate

The Widaine Estate is a 70,000-hectare sporting estate based on the banks of Lake Bin El Ouidane in the Azilal province of Morocco Atlas Mountains.

The area is renowned for its steep and undulating topography and hosts a vast range of unusual flora and fauna that you will struggle to find anywhere else in the world, including Barbary partridge, boar, quail, pigeons, and doves.

Lake Bin El Oudine covers 1,300 hectares of the estate. The lake is approximately 7 kilometres long, and its clear waters and scenic views make it a popular destination for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts. The lake is also known for its fishing, with species such as carp, black bass, and pike being found in its waters.

The Widiane Hotel

Overlooking the stunning Lake Bin El Ouidane. The Widaine hotel is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and offers guests a unique and unforgettable experience.

The hotel has over 30 spacious rooms and suites, each of which is elegantly furnished and decorated in a contemporary Moroccan style. All rooms feature modern amenities, including air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. The suites also have private balconies or terraces with stunning views of the lake and mountains.

The hotel has a range of facilities to ensure guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. There is an outdoor infinity pool, which is heated in the winter months, and a spa offering various treatments and therapies. The hotel also has a fitness centre and three restaurants that serve delicious Moroccan and international cuisine.

One of the highlights of the Widiane Hotel and Spa is its stunning location. The hotel is on a hill overlooking Lake Bin El Ouidane, providing a beautiful and peaceful backdrop for guests to enjoy. The lake is ideal for fishing, boating, and swimming, and there are also opportunities for hiking and trekking in the surrounding mountains.

The hotel’s staff are also a significant asset, providing warm and attentive service to guests throughout their stay. They know the local area and can recommend and organise activities and excursions.

Overall, the Widiane Hotel and Spa is a beautiful and luxurious retreat in the heart of the Atlas Mountains. Its stunning location, elegant accommodation, and excellent facilities offer guests an unforgettable experience and a chance to escape the stresses of everyday life.

Barbary Partridge

The Barbary partridge (Alectoris barbara) is a game bird species native to North Africa, including Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

Barbary partridge are medium-sized birds, typically measuring about 32-36 centimetres in length and weighing around 400-600 grams. They have brown and buff plumage with distinctive black and white markings on their heads and faces. They also have short, rounded wings and robust and sturdy build.

The shooting season in Morocco runs from October to the end of March. They are becoming very popular game bird due to their extended season and fast and agile flying ability. These birds are typically found in rocky, arid habitats like hillsides and mountainous regions like the Atlas Mountains.

They are primarily herbivorous and feed on various plant materials, including seeds, fruits, and leaves. They typically breed between May and July, with the female laying a clutch of around 10-15 eggs. The male and female both take turns incubating the eggs, which hatch after about 23 days.

A Day In The Field

Shootdays start at 08:30 with a buffet breakfast on the top floor of the hotel, overlooking the lake. At 09:30 we will load into 4x4s and head to the first drive where you will be introduced to your loaders and shown to your pegs.

Typically we shoot 4 or 5 drives with a break after the 3rd for a traditional Tagine, BBQ’d partridge, and a selection of local side dishes. The shooting is challenging, we make full use of mountain valleys and paths the partridge will either be flying fast downhill or towering off of the steep cliffs.

There are 55 separate drives on the estate so if you wish to shoot back-to-back days, you won’t shoot the same drives twice.

At the end of the day we head back to the hotel, usually around 16:00. You will have time to get changed, relax and use the hotel’s spa, pool, or other facilities before we meet for drinks, watch the sunset over the lake and have dinner.

What's Included

 

 

Included

  • Airport collection and drop off
  • Hospitality
  • Meals (with some drinks at meal times)
  • Cartridges
  • An English host
  • Unlimited black bass fishing
  • Loaders
  • Secretarios
  • Local Hunting Licenses
  • Assistance With Gun Importation
  • Arabic / French / English Translator 
  • 5 Star Hotel Accommodation 
  • Transport On Shoot Days
  • Photography Of Your Trip

Required

  • Flights
    You will need to organise your own flights to Marrakech or Casablanca
  • Personal Insurance
    Each person shooting will need travel and shooting insurance. We can organise this through our partnership with CCC3 if you don’t already have it.
  • Tips & Gratuities
    Tips are optional, but if you have a good day it is customary to tip the team.

Optional Extras

  • Additional night at the Widiane Hotel – £300 per person
  • Additional Activities – Please Enquire
  • Gun hire – £50 per day
  • Drinks – POA
  • Spa treatments – POA
  • Watersports equipment hire – POA
  • Guided fishing – POA
  • Boat hire – POA

 

Getting There

 One of our te Our trip starts and ends at either Casablanca or Marrakech airport. One of our team will be there to collect your group and drive you to the Widiane Hotel. You will have a choice between cars or a comfortable mini bus. We can also organsie helicpoter transfers.

Example Packages

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2 Nights - 1 Day Shooting - 100+ Partridge - 8 Guns - £1,500 Per Person

Hospitality
– 2 nights at the Widiane Hotel
– Welcome drinks upon arrival
– All meals
– Refreshments while shooting
– Airport reception
– Transport from and to Casablanca or Marrakech Airport

Shooting
– A 100+ partridge day
– Transport to and from the shooting grounds
– A Moroccan hunting licence
– Assistance with gun importation formalities at the airport
– All cartridge
– An English host
– A Loader and secritario

3 Nights - 2 Days Shooting - 600+ Partridge - 8 Guns - £4,800 Per Person

Hospitality
– 3 nights at the Widiane Hotel
– Welcome drinks upon arrival
– All meals
– Refreshments while shooting
– Airport reception
– Transport from and to Casablanca or Marrakech Airport

Shooting
– 2x 100 partridge days
– Transport to and from the shooting grounds
– A Moroccan hunting licence
– Assistance with gun importation formalities at the airport
– All cartridge
– An English host
– A Loader and secritario

4 Nights - 3 Days Shooting - 1000+ Partridge - 8 Guns - £7,450 Per Person

Hospitality
– 4 nights at the Widiane Hotel
– Welcome drinks upon arrival
– All meals
– Refreshments while shooting
– Airport reception
– Transport from and to Casablanca or Marrakech Airport

Shooting
– 1000 partridge over 3 days
– Transport to and from the shooting grounds
– A Moroccan hunting licence
– Assistance with gun importation formalities at the airport
– All cartridge
– An English host
– A Loader and secritario

Optional Extras

 

– Additional night at the Widiane Hotel – £300 per person
– Additional Partridge – £48 per bird
– Gun Hire – £50 per day
– Tips and Gratuities – Discretionary
– Drinks – POA

 

Customise Your Trip

From £1,500

FAQ’s

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Are flights included?

No, you will need to organise your flights to Morocco.

Can I come on my own or with friends?

Yes, bookings are completely customisable. Just mention your requirements when you enquire.

Can I bring a non-shooting guest?

Yes, a single non-shooting guests is welcome.

Do I need a shotgun licence and insurance?

Each person shooting will need insurance, we will organsie local hunting permits

We can organise insurance through our partnership with CCC3 if you don’t already have it, simply mention that you require insurance when you enquire.

Do you offer upgraded hospitality?

Yes, private bookings are completely customisable. Just mention your requirements when you enquire.

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