Off the beaten path: Mauritania

Mauritania is a country of endless dunes of the desert and the ocean. The desert landscapes are stunning, and if you want to travel off the beaten path, you should be aware that the travels will be lengthy. You can visit the city of Chinguetti, the historical trade and Islamic scholarship center, explore the weird Blue Eye of Africa, ride the world's longest train, visit the oasis city of Oualata, and more.

Richat Structure - the Eye of Sahara

Richat Structure in Mauritania is a giant circular bull's eye on the surface of the Earth, which still remains a mystery - there are various hypotheses of how it was formed, but the answer is yet to…
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The ancient libraries of Chinguetti

Chinguetti libraries in Mauritania hold valuable ancient manuscripts from the long gone heyday of the city, dating back to the 12th century. This used to be a city of books and knowledge, where…