Mauritania: the country of the great desert

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a country in Northwest Africa. It is the eleventh largest sovereign state in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest.
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Mauritania & Mali: Sahara Tribes and Bandiagara Fault

Travel to the most enigmatic desert in West Africa and to the country of the Dogon.

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Mauritania: Nomad tribes and Sahara Heritage

Mauritania is a wild land of spectacular deserts and sand blown historic towns, picturesque oases and nomads living in goat hair tents, eking out an existence in the way of their forefathers and adhering strongly to the traditions of the Sahara of old. This unique trip takes you to a country that has been little visited by travelers in recent years, full of hidden gems that will excite even the most experienced traveler. We start in the capital Nouakchott and head to Adrar region, where we hope to meet nomadic groups and learn about their lives here in one of Africa’s most unforgiving landscapes. The highlights of this trip are saved until near the end as we visit the historic towns of Ouadane and Chinguetti, once important centers of scholarship that played an important role in the trans-Saharan caravans of old. Here we discover ancient mosques, crumbling citadels and wander the sandy streets, soaking up the Saharan atmosphere and almost travelling back in time. On our way back to Nouakchott we spend our final night in the delightful oasis of Tergit, with its lush palm groves and springs. An exciting, unique and surprising trip through an utterly captivating land.

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