Extremely unpopular attractions in Mauritania. Even if you asked the average inhabitant of the planet Earth, where is the country of Mauritania is unlikely to respond you. However this poor country is located in West Africa 29 spot area in the world.
The biggest part of Mauritania is occupied by desert landscapes. Low rocky hills and lack of any water make people's lives impossible. The lowest point is the Salt Lake Sebkhet Te-n-Dghamcha - 5 meters below sea level and the highest point is Mount Kediet Idzhil - 915 m . In places the soil is clayey , overflowing with sand dunes.
No vegetation can not live under these conditions. Inside Mauritania average annual rainfall is zero. The climate is desert, very high temperatures during the day to 40 degrees, and at night the temperature drops to minus 10 degrees. Attractions in Mauritania are very popular, except for the historical fact that here is the country of the tribe Berbers.
The road is very long in the wilderness, and gave this reason traders have gradually shifted to the current capital city of Mauritania - Nouakchott. Located on the Atlantic coast, about a third of the population lives in it. The beaches of Mauritania are inhospitable to tourists.
The only exceptions are places around the capital. Another interesting event that every year attracts the few tourists rally Paris-Dakar, which passes through this African country. There are several sites which are protected by UNESCO and are the ruins of the city of Chinguetti.
This city has been the path of merchants across the desert and people went to pray in Mecca. Much of the old buildings have been destroyed by sand and natural elements, but it is preserved main mosque five libraries keeping precious Arabic manuscripts.
Another historical monument listed as a UNESCO city Oualata. Located in southeastern Mauritania, known for its interesting facade painting and decoration of the doors of the houses. The village originated around the 5th century on the site of a large terraced oasis where the caravans were drinking water from several wells.
Natural attractions in Mauritania should mention must Banc D'Arguin National Park. This is the largest protected area in Africa, which includes both land and sea. The park has a wide variety of birds, dolphins, turtles, and of terrestrial mammals are roe deer, gazelles, wild cats and jackals. The plant species most common are white mangroves.
National Park Banc D'Arguin can visit it all year round, but it is advisable to do so in the months of November - March Moving done with off-road jeeps due to bad roads that are covered with sand. The preferred language for speaking in Mauritania is a French and Arabic.