Mauretania X/XI '11
here are some photos and short films from the trip to Mauretania organised by me and Bartosz this year.
-2 cars + 1 bike (8 adults + 1 child)
-Mauretania is definitely worth visiting, its vast expanse of untouched desert strikes imagination
-the piste from Bon Lanuar area to Choum along the railway (Olaf's Maroco map works well here) is a good place for a novice to gain some basic sand-driving experience and do some silly
mistakes (like burning clutch disc) without grave consesequences
-Passe d'Amogjar in some places might be difficult to pass with a vehicle wider than ordinary 4x4
-driving along the beach from Nauakchott to Nouamghar was very nice
-Chinguetti itself & Parc National du Banc d'Arguin were somehow disapointing
-we were unaware that camping on the piste or driving at night in the desert in Mori is forbidden nowadays
(you are obliged to leave a fiche in every small village and sleep by the gandarmerie's post)-
we thought it was rather strange and constraining regulation unless we read that two blokes that we had met along the way (that is Stephen Gown on XT600E and Jacobus Ruke in HJ61) were kidnapped in Tombuctou.
-you do not realize the danger (with regard to terrorism) unless it affects people you know...
Hope it ends well