Banc d'Arguin is one of Mauritania's two national parks and the only place in the country with UNESCO World Natural Heritage status (since 1989). The coastal area between Nouakchott and Nouadhibou is extremely diverse in flora and fauna - apparently endless sand dunes, a breathtaking mudflat landscape and, last but not least, the 8 km long Arguin sandbank that provides the park with its name. Tens of thousands of migratory birds have been wintering in this protected and fish-rich area since the year one. For example, Banc d'Arguin is considered one of the most important wintering grounds in the world for the whimbrel bird. Northern Europe's wading birds also find a home here during the - in Mauritania - not so cold season. Water birds such as cormorants, pelicans and flamingos, which have their nesting place here, can be observed all year round. But the nature reserve is also home to mammals and reptiles - dolphins, monk seals and dorkas gazelles also live in the coastal region. From Cap Timiris in the south to Cap Blanc in the north, Banc d'Arguin covers an area of 12000 km². We also afford overnight stays on site. If you like, we cover a part of the route on the Ebbsand track instead of asphalt - so even the journey becomes the reward. Banc d'Arguin is embedded in two of our tours and can be added as a destination to other tours if you like- for example as the terminal point of a trip to the Adrar.