West Africa - Mauritania (Chapter)
This is the Mauritania chapter from Lonely Planet's West Africa guidebook.
Mauritania offers caravan towns, ancient cities, resort-free beaches, the full slate of trekking options and exhilarating camel trips through surreal landscapes. Viewing Mauritania's grandest scenery from a hot-air balloon? Highly recommended.
- experience the Sahara's magic, sleeping beneath a star-studded sky amid the saffron dunes of the Adrar region
- get up at the crack of dawn to catch a glorious sunrise from the labyrinthine lanes of Chinguetti's old city
- transport & directory
- hop on the world's longest train, and get ready for the most epic journey of your life!
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Nouakchott, The Atlantic Coast, Nouâdhibou, Parc National du Banc d'Arguin, The Adrar, Atâr, Azougi, Terjît, Chinguetti, Tanouchert, Ouadâne & around, The Tagânt, Tidjikja, Matmata, Tichit, The South, Rosso, The Road to Mali, Oualâta.
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