Africa - Mauritania (PDF Chapter)
This is the Mauritania chapter from Lonely Planet’s Africa guidebook.
Mauritania has some of the continent’s grandest scenery. The Saharan Adrar region, with its caravan towns, is currently off-limits for security reasons, but the desert is a constant presence elsewhere, pushing hard up against the Atlantic Coast.
- track down a rare colony of charismatic Mediterranean monk seals in Réserve Satellite du Cap Blanc in the country’s remote north
- taste Mauritanian cooking in Nouakchott’s best and most atmospheric restaurant, La Tissayade
- observe vast flocks of birds from a traditional pirogue in Parc National du Banc d’Arguin
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Nouakchott, Atlantic Coast, Nouâdhibou, Parc National du Banc d’Arguin, The Adrar, Understand Mauritania and Survival Guide.