Three times the size of Germany, Mauritania consists of over 90% desert. There are Plenty of opportunities to travel a few kilometers on the ship of the desert in the Sahara. In addition to tea, Chinguetti, the singer Dimi Mint Abba, clothing such as boubou and hawli, and, of course, Sunni Islam, the camel (Arab. ǧamal) is a core factor in Mauritanian identity. Camels, or more precisely the one-humped dromedaries, originated in the Arabian Peninsula and were brought to West Africa at the latest with the expansion of Islam. For a long time, they were the only means of locomotion and transport. For centuries, the entire trans-Saharan trade was handled by camels. They transported salt, dates, gold and practically everything that was traded from one place to another. Even today, there is a salt caravan at Tichitt which travels south every year. Until a few decades ago, the Islamic pilgrimage, the Ḥaǧǧ, was also made from Mauritania by camel. It is said to have taken six months from Chinguetti to Mecca.
In addition, the camel also has another significance: their milk is drunk, the meat is consumed as a premium culinary dish, the skin is processed into leather. Now in Bilad Shinqit there are dromedaries in almost every village and countless places worth discovering by camel trekking. Tours can be organized flexibly in terms of time and place. A one hour ride on the beach of Nouakchott is possible as well as a trip of several days from Chinguetti to Ouadane. Whether the palm oasis of Terjit, the Ben Amira or the giant dune of Nouakane - we cover the most beautiful places of the country with our caravan. Even trips longer than a week can be realized. We integrate camel trips into our tour or plan a completely new one, which is oriented to your ideas. Two points are especially important to us. First: Animal welfare first. We pay strict attention to who we work with, how the dromedaries are treated and kept and what distance we can expect an animal to travel per day. Second, a desert tour can be exciting and fun, but should never be planned lightly. In any case, you are always equipped with a local guide and modern GPS devices. This way you won't miss anything and at the same time we make sure you don't miss us.