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Mauritania Travel Guide: 647 reviews and 2,156 photos
For many years allready I was thinking of visiting Mauritania and finally in November 2004 I did it.
In this country of nomads I liked especially to visit the oasis towns and desert towns and to cross the desert in the area between Tidjikja and Atar.
Another wish I had was to cross the Sahara from tropical Africa to Europe. In this trip I could combine both. My visit to Mauritania was a part of this transsahara crossing, starting in Gambia and ending in the south of Spain. During the trip we visited Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Western Sahara and Morocco.
We did this trip with two old 4WDs of Marius Dussel, a reporter from Leeuwarden, having a small Dutch organisation Transsahara at that time. The two days we crossed the desert from Tidjikja to Chinquetti, we needed a guide to show us the way. Baba Ulabdi Nega from Tiddjikja was an excellent guide, knowing the area as his backyard.
The off-road trip was very hard for the two old cars, but we were lucky to have Johan as fellow-traveller, who knew a solution for every problem.
In the desert we encountered sand, gravel and rocks, but the most spectular was the crossing of the sanddunes.
At the mainstreet, not far from our campsite, we found finally a place where we could sit outside in the shade in the... more travel advice
When you go into the desert, especially the route between Tidjikja and the Adrar Region (Atar/ Terjit/ Chinquetti), you... more travel advice
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