Africa - Mauritania (Chapter)
This is the Mauritania chapter from Lonely Planet’s Africa guidebook.
Mauritania has tremendous secrets to reveal. Just as impressive as the cultural diversity is some of the continent’s grandest scenery. The Adrar and Tagânt regions hide ancient caravan towns behind epic sand dunes. On the coast, the Parc National du Banc d’Arguin is a renowned birdwatching site.
- wake up at the crack of dawn in order to catch a glorious sunrise from the labyrinthine lanes of the old city in Chinguetti
- experience the magic of the Sahara and sleep beneath the star-studded skies at the saffron dunes in the Adrar
- pack your binoculars and observe vast flocks of birds from a traditional pirogue in Parc National du Banc d’Arguin
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Nouakchott, The Atlantic Coast, Nouâdhibou, Parc National du Banc d’Arguin, The Adrar, Atâr, Terjît, Chinguetti, Ouadâne, Tanouchert and Parc National Diawling.
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