Banc d’Arguin Adventure

10 Hours

  • Knowledgeable, Insightful, Friendly
  • Private 4x4 Transport
  • Yes
  • English, French, Arabic
  • Available
  • Lunch
  • Hotel in Nouakchott
  • Optimal from October to March but can be enjoyed year-round.
  • Payment Due on Tour Day

Join us for an unforgettable day trip from Nouakchott to El Mamghar in the Banc d’Arguin National Park, a sanctuary of stunning natural beauty and vibrant wildlife. This journey promises a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion in one of Africa’s most remarkable locations.

Our adventure begins with an early morning departure at 7:00 AM from Nouakchott, as the sun rises over the horizon. The 200 km drive takes around 3 hours, offering scenic views of coastal landscapes and the diverse terrain of Mauritania. By 10:00 AM, we arrive at the breathtaking Banc d’Arguin National Park, renowned as one of Africa’s most important bird sanctuaries. Here, the gentle waves of the Atlantic Ocean and soft sandy beaches greet us, setting the stage for a day of exploration and tranquility.

We start our day with a traditional Mauritanian tea on the beach, allowing us to soak in the serene surroundings. The rich, sweet flavor of the tea enhances the peaceful atmosphere, creating a perfect moment of relaxation. Following this, we dive into birdwatching, a highlight of the trip. Banc d’Arguin is a haven for bird enthusiasts, home to numerous species of migratory birds. The sight of flamingos, herons, and other colorful birds is truly captivating.

At 1:00 PM, we enjoy a delectable seafood lunch in a local house. The fresh, locally-sourced seafood is cooked to perfection, providing a taste of the region’s culinary delights. This meal not only satisfies our hunger but also offers a glimpse into the local culture and traditions.

After lunch, we start our journey back to Nouakchott around 2:00 PM. The drive home offers time to reflect on the beautiful experiences and sights we encountered throughout the day. This trip to El Mamghar in Banc d’Arguin is a day filled with adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty. Whether you are a nature lover, a birdwatcher, or simply someone who appreciates a good day trip, this journey is not to be missed.

Discover Banc d'Arguin: A Day of Nature & Culture

Discover the pristine beauty of Banc d’Arguin on this one-day trip from Nouakchott to El Mamghar. Begin your adventure with a scenic drive through the coastal desert landscape, arriving at Banc d’Arguin National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Sip traditional Mauritanian tea on the beach as you watch a rich variety of migratory birds and wildlife in their natural habitat. Enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh seafood in a local house, offering an authentic taste of the region. This unforgettable experience combines nature, culture, and culinary delights, making it a must-do excursion for any visitor to Mauritania.

Unwind in Banc d'Arguin: A Day Trip of Natural Beauty

  • Scenic Desert Drive: Journey through the stunning coastal desert landscapes from Nouakchott to El Mamghar.
  • Traditional Tea on the Beach: Savor Mauritanian tea while enjoying the serene beauty of Banc d'Arguin's coastline.
  • Birdwatching Haven: Experience the rich diversity of migratory birds in one of the world's premier bird sanctuaries.
  • Gourmet Seafood Lunch: Delight in a locally prepared seafood feast, featuring the day's fresh catch.
  • Cultural Insights: Connect with the local culture and traditions of the region for a truly immersive experience.
  • Tranquil Coastal Views: Revel in the breathtaking scenery of sandy beaches and peaceful waters.
  • Relaxing Return: Reflect on your day of discovery as you head back to Nouakchott.

Itinerary

7:00 AM: Depart from Nouakchott

Begin your adventure with an early morning departure from Nouakchott. The three-hour drive to El Mamghar offers scenic views of the coastal desert landscape.
10:00 AM: Arrive in El Mamghar

Arrive in El Mamghar and take a moment to soak in the serene atmosphere of Banc d'Arguin.
10:20 AM: Mauritanian Tea on the Beach

Enjoy a warm cup of traditional Mauritanian tea on the beach, surrounded by the calming sounds of the ocean waves.
11:00 AM: Birdwatching Experience

Embark on a birdwatching adventure in one of the world's most important bird sanctuaries. Watch for flamingos, herons, terns, and other migratory species.
1:20 PM: Gourmet Seafood Lunch

Indulge in a delightful seafood lunch at a local house. Savor the fresh catch of the day, prepared with traditional Mauritanian flavors.
1:45 PM: Cultural Immersion

Spend some time interacting with the locals and learning about their customs and way of life. This cultural insight adds depth to your trip.
2:00 PM: Begin Return Journey

Bid farewell to El Mamghar and begin your journey back to Nouakchott.
5:00 PM: Arrive in Nouakchott

Arrive back in Nouakchott with wonderful memories of your day trip. Reflect on your experiences and the natural beauty of Banc d'Arguin.

Trip Inclusions

  • Guide
  • Hotel Pickup in Nouakchott
  • 4x4 Vehicle
  • Experienced Driver
  • Fuel Costs
  • Park Fees
  • Seafood Lunch
  • Bottled Water

What time does the tour depart from Nouakchott?

What time does the tour depart from Nouakchott?

The tour departs from your hotel in Nouakchott at 7:00 AM.

What type of vehicle is provided for transportation?

You’ll travel in a 4×4 car with an experienced driver.

Is lunch included in the tour?

Yes, a fresh seafood lunch is included and will be served at a local house.

Are park fees included in the tour price?

Yes, admission fees for Banc d’Arguin National Park are included.

What should I bring on the tour?

It’s recommended to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, binoculars for birdwatching, and a camera.

Is the tour available year-round?

Yes, the tour is available all year, though the best season is from February to March for optimal birdwatching.

How can I pay for the tour?

Payment is due in cash on the day of the tour.

Is there a guide on the tour?

Yes, a knowledgeable guide will accompany you, providing insights into the park’s wildlife and local culture.

What wildlife can I expect to see?

Banc d’Arguin is known for its rich birdlife, including migratory species such as flamingos, terns, and herons.

How long is the trip?

The trip is a full-day excursion, departing at 7:00 AM and returning to Nouakchott around 5:00 PM.

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