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Mauritania

Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in Northwest Africa. It is the eleventh largest sovereign state in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

Places To Visit In Mauritana:

1. Chinguetti:

As discussed earlier it is not one the most modern cities of Africa. You will find old and traditional architecture. A really good place for an avid photographer. It is a UNESCO world heritage site.

2. Nouakchott:

It is the capital of Mauritania. And one of the little urban places in Mauritania. As Mauritania is mostly a desert, though Nouakchott is developed, you will still find nomad tents in public places. It is quite a sight.

3. Parc National du Banc D’arguin:

It is a bird sanctuary and very popular amongst bird lovers all across the world. It has a very (may be the largest) number of migratory birds in the reserve. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site.

4. Ouadane:

It is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Mauritania. You should remember to take a stroll around the wadi and the fort. Otherwise you will mostly find the remnants of once powerful ouadane in form of rubble and stones.

5. Tidjikja:

It is one of the quietest towns of Mauritania. Hop in for a peaceful ride. It as a caravan town, most of the travellers are nomadic. The ride we just spoke about is a caravan. It is a thrilling experience.

6. The Coast:

Virgin beaches, most of them still remain undiscovered. Mauritania has a long stretch of beaches. It is only the sun, the sand and the clear ocean here. A very relaxing atmosphere for everyone weary of travel and work. Dolphins add a bonus point.

7. Adrar:

You may need to take a guide along to the region of sand dunes, Adrar. You might also need to check with the local government if you can travel and pass through these regions. Though the temperature is as hot as the sun, there are oasis and trees which can give some relief to a heat sick traveller or the animals.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritania

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