MAURITANIA



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Mauritania is a transit route, a crossroads of cultures, an amazing meeting of the Maghreb and Black Africa, a space of intermingling of peoples and civilizations. Its population, of Muslim religion in its totality, is composed of communities of both Arab-Berber and Negro-African origins, whose history has closely entangled their destinies.

 

 

The "socio-ethnic" groups (Moors, Soninkés, Haalpulaar'en and Wolofs) which compose the country remain deeply entrenched to their traditional lifestyles while sharing similar or even identical social systems and cultural and moral values and also having cultivated socio-cultural specificities that give to the cultural diversity of the country a particular charm.

This unity / diversity of cultures blends in a variety of natural environments. Mauritania is subdivided into four major ecological zones: the Saharan zone; the Sahelian zone; the river valley; and the coastline.

Each of these zones is rich of its own diversity: the large dunes of the desert and the embedded rocky heights of the Adrar and the Tagant dressed with greeneries springing from rocks; the spotless beaches of the coastline extending to infinity, and the paradise of the birds of the Banc d'Arguin; the lazy course of the river with its curve runs and banks hosting  vibrant and colorful life.

Even though, we are only a few hours flight from Europe, we feel like we are at the end of the world when we are in many places of Mauritania. Mauritania is one of those countries in which we can still enjoy the infinite spaces, the feeling of a freedom without any restrictions or limits.

Come to discover this magnificent country, go to meet the nomadic populations, share with them very emotional moments around the ceremonial of the tea. Go to assault dunes on foot, on camel back or onboard all-terrain vehicle, Laze on its sandy beaches, behold the thrilling spectacle of thousands of birds of a thousand different species of the Banc d’Arguin. Walk the country up and down, and if fortune is on your side, you may encounter one of the last caravans that came from a distant past and who continue to unroll the ancient timeline that has forged the close links between the Sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb.

 

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