Chinguetti, Mauritania

Travel Blogs from Chinguetti

Chinguetti Travel Blogs (8)
Mer de sable et bibliotheques, chinguetti, Mauritania travel blog

Mer de sable et bibliotheques

A travel blog entry by vmarchal


... c est d aller a la piscine entouré de palmiers et des dunes de sables autour de soit. En effet, il y a beaucoup de puits a chinguetti et on peut remplir des reservoirs d eau rien que pour soi et pour se detendre. Si vous voulez voir des dunes de ...

Camel Trek in the Sahara, Chinguetti, Mauritania travel blog

Camel Trek in the Sahara

A travel blog entry by parleusted


... view of the surrounding desert with dunes large and small. Looking in the direction we had come, we spied the town of Chinguetti in the distance.  After a small breakfast (which included the bread that was baked the previous night), we started the ...

The Land of Chinguetti, Chinguetti, Mauritania travel blog

The Land of Chinguetti

A travel blog entry by parleusted


... on one and let our taxi go.  Surrounded and sometimes nearly engulfed by the shifting dunes of the western Sahara, Chinguetti was established in the thirteenth century and lays claim to being the seventh holiest city in Islam. Like Ouadane, ...

Chinguetti, Mauritania, October 19 - 20, 2007, Chinguetti, Mauritania travel blog

Chinguetti, Mauritania, October 19 - 20, 2007

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67


... for the trip from West Africa to Mecca.  The 16th century stone Friday Mosque in Chinguetti's old town is considered the national symbol of Mauritania while five old libraries contain valuable Islamic manuscripts from the town's glory days.  ...