Off to West Africa's largest colony - home to countless water birds
What can't be done in two days? How about a visit to Nouakchott's camel market? Or maybe horseback riding on the beach while the fishermen at the Port de pêche once again pull their traditional pirogues ashore in chord? If you like it green, then take a look at the municipal garden. Or do you prefer the National Museum of the capital? Well, if you can't decide, maybe Banc d'Arguin would be something for you? The richness of species in the national park is almost unparalleled. Pelicans, flamingos, waders, whales, dolphins, dorkas gazelles and idyllic sunsets? We suggest you not to miss any of it. Just do it all. Because all of this and more is part of our versatile BANC D'ARGUIN NATIONAL PARK tour.
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Port de pêche
Tea at the Beach
Cap Iwik (whale skeleton)
4x4 Beach Tour
Total distance: 500 km
The early bird catches the worm - also in Nouakchott. Mauritania´s capital is an agglomeration of different ethnic and cultural groups, giving you an impression of the country's diversity. For instance, things get hectic at one of the largest camel markets in West Africa, which also offers cattle and goats for sale. But you still catch the biggest fish in Sebkha. The beach atmosphere is chaotic like much of the country. Fishermen pull the beautiful pirogues out to sea, couples sit enjoying tea in the sand, next to them camel riding and Chara, shooting at cigarette butts. A visit to the city garden, Marché Capitale and Tea at the Beach are also on the agenda for your stay in Nouakchott.
Day 2Banc d'Arguin
We'd better get up early, as we have a three-hour drive north ahead of us. After all, there is a lot to see in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania's best-known national park. Whether flora, fauna, landscape or adventure. Banc d'Arguin has a length of 170 km to discover. Whatever your focus, we have the right spots for you. Sand roads for an adventurous 4x4 drive, kilometers of shell piles, dunes, marshes, islands. Plus animals on land, in the air and in the water. Imraguen fishermen are also unique, having developed a very special fishing method that makes dolphins their partners. This is how diverse the Atlantic coast in West Africa can be.
Day 3Banc d'Arguin
The third day is dedicated to the free discovery of Banc d'Arguins and finally the return to Nouakchott.