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The ancient Mauritanian trans-Saharan trading town of Chinguetti is a Desert lovers delight. Set amidst the rolling dunes of the magnificent Sahara, Chinguetti and its ancient mosque afford the traveler a rare glimpse of a lifestyle that has hardly changed over the centuries.The stone built...More
One of Mauritanias best known sights. Although it is in the desert, this is a spot to really be close to mauritanian culture. Around the mosque in the old city you will find plenty of the ancient libraries.
There were two Mosques to see. One in the old town was still active. We saw this Mosque from a strategic high point amongst rubble but we were not allowed to enter it.
The other Mosque was the historic one standing on the very old...More