Mauritania, Trans African Overlanding

One Night on Top of the World’s Longest Train

Riding the World’s longest train was somethinng I had wanted to do ever since watching Palins Travels. What he did though was to go in one of the passenger carts, but I wanted to get the full experience of riding for free on top of the over 2 kilometers of iron ore carts. We had […]

Mauritania, Trans African Overlanding

Atar and the Oasis of Terjit

As the security situation in Mali had worsened we were told that we would go through Senegal to enter Mali at a different border than originally planned. As it was weekend with embassies not opening before Monday we had a couple of extra days to kill which five of us decided we wanted to spend […]

Mauritania, Trans African Overlanding

The Mauritanian Capital Nouakchott

Rarely capitals can be said to be a highlight from visiting a country, but for Nouakchott it could. The city is Africa’s youngest capital with its fifty years, but that does not mean that it is modern with tall buildings etc. The city center itself was pretty much like Nouadibou with just a market, a […]

Mauritania, Trans African Overlanding

Nouadibou- Our First Meeting with Mauritania

The border crossing between Morocco/ Western Sahara and Mauritania went smoothly. We had to wait a cou ple of hours on each side and pay a hefty visa fee of 120 euros each and we were through. On the other side we could feel that there was a whole new adventure awaiting. People were different. […]