West Africa - Mauritania (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Mauritania chapter from Lonely Planet's West Africa guidebook.

Just as impressive as the cultural diversity is Mauritania's grand scenery. On offer are epic sand dunes, eye-popping plateaus, ancient caravan towns, and Parc National du Banc d'Arguin, a renowned (and World Heritage-listed) birdwatching site.

  • wake up at the crack of dawn to catch a glorious sunrise from the labyrinthine lanes of the old city in Chinguetti
  • maps
  • experience the magic of the Sahara and sleep beneath the star-studded skies at the saffron dunes in the Adrar
  • transport
  • hop on the iron-ore train - one of the world's longest trains - and be ready for the most epic journey of your life
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Understand Mauritania, Mauritania Today, History, Culture, People of Mauritania, Arts & Crafts, Food & Drink, Environment, Directory, Transport, Nouakchott, The Atlantic Coast, Nouâdhibou, Parc National du Banc d'Arguin, The Adrar, Atâr, Terjît, Chinguetti, Ouadâne, Tanouchert, The Road to Mali, Oualâta, The Road to Senegal, Parc National Diawling.

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21 pages

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