Mauritania Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 44%, Mauritania can be pretty well summed up with two words - sand and sea. Imagine the massive sand dunes of the Sahara plunging down to the Atlantic coastline in a transition that is as stunning as it is abrupt. The transition between ecosystems can perhaps be viewed best from the UNESCO-listed Banc d'Arguin National Park - hands down one of the best places to birdwatch in the entire world with migratory visitors from all over the world. Another fantastic way to experience Mauritania's amazing landscapes is to take a trip on the Iron Ore Express, a train that runs along the country's Northern border, from the iron mining center of Zouerate to the Nouadhibou Peninsula, where you can see gorgeous sand beaches and visit the Bay of Levrier. Go back towards the interior with a side-trip to Ben Amera, one of the world's largest rock monoliths. The trekking options around the base are another classic that will bring the beauty of the desert into stark contrast with the stunning blue skies of the Sahara. This place is pure adventure and is guaranteed to fuel your travel dreams for a long time.
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If you are a friend of our feathered friends, then a trip to Banc d'Arguin National Park should already be on your "wishlist" of travel destinations. This UNESCO-listed national park provides an important breeding ground for a l....
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- Location: Mauritania