4×4 and boat trip
Beaches, desert, fishing villages, making bottarga, migratory birds, excursion with the fishermen.
We drive on the road from Nouakchott to Nouadhibou, to reach the village of Arkeiss at the foot of Cape Tavarit in the Natural Park Bay of Arguin. Accommodation in a hostel with “jaimas”.
The nature reserve Bank d’Arguin is one of the largest parks in the world of migratory birds. Its extension is about 200 km along the coast with many islands. We sail in the rudimentary boats of the Imraguen, a black fishing community, that depending on the time of the year, is fishing with the help of dolphins. Also we observe various colonies of birds that inhabit these islands. Accommodation in a hostel with “jaimas”.
In the morning we have time to swim or stroll along the beach. In the afternoon we return to Nouakchott.
• 2 nights, 3 days
• 2 nights in hostels with tents
• From 2 Persons
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner (no alcoholic beverages)
• Camping gear (Haima (nomadtent), igloo tent, matresses)
• Transport in 4×4
• Boat excursion
• Entrance fees
• Air Ticket and fees
• Visa for Mauritania (120, – Euro at Nouakchott Airport)
• Travel insurance
• Any other unspecified cost
Due to the special nature of the trip, the itinerary may be changed at the discretion of the guide if there are justified grounds to do so. Travelers must be aware that conditions during the itinerary are not always predictable. Potential delays at border, mechanical problems and the poor state of the highways can give rise to undesirable adventures. We will, of course, do everything within our power to minimize any possible inconveniences.
The itineraries include descriptions of four types of accommodations:
– hotels, in which you will always be in double occupancy tourist class rooms,
– guest houses with collective rooms, where we try to have maximum two persons
– guest houses with haimas (the typical nomad tents) which are the typical guest houses found in small cities with collective haimas where people sleep in sleeping bags,
– camping in the haimas we take along as part of our equipment or in igloo tents.
The guesthouses generally have common bathrooms and the provision usually includes enough water for a daily “shower” except on long trips where the guide will indicate the scarce water days.
Breakfast consists of coffee or tea and bread with jam or cookies. Lunch is picnic style with sandwiches, salads and fruit. In the cities, dinners will be at restaurants where we sample typical dishes such as couscous and rice with fish. On the camping trips, there will be rice, pasta, etc. with vegetables, fresh fruit and of course the typical “mechoui”, roasted lamb.
The guide will provide orientation and information throughout the trip as to what is most interesting to see and visit. He will organize the trip and resolve any unexpected events related to the route that may occur.
The make-up of the group can be quite varied. There may be people of very different ages, experienced and inexperienced travelers, people traveling alone, couples or groups of friends.
Due to the nature of the trip, we suggest having a certain spirit of camaraderie and cooperation in specific tasks such as setting up and taking down tents, clearing up camping equipment, etc.
This tour can be done at any time.
You can also extend with our other trips.
440,- Euro per person
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