Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

The Banc Arguin, one of the natural jewels to discover during a trip to Mauritania

*The Aquitaine region is known for being the most beautiful region in the world ? We advise you to go to Mauritania, a Saharan destination. This West African country offers a magnificent desert, an interesting historical heritage, exceptional landscapes, exceptional encounters and places that are absolutely worth the detour like the Banc d'Arguin. You will certainly make incredible discoveries and enjoy beautiful landscapes.

What you need to know about the Banc Arguin

The Banc d'Arguin is one of the places to visit during a trip to Mauritania. It is a natural reserve located at the foot of the Dune du Pilat and facing the tip of Cap Ferret and has an area of approximately 12,000 km2. This national park is composed of dunes, small islands, swampy coastal areas, etc.

A remarkably contrasting land and sea landscape awaits you.

The Banc d'Arguin National Park has a desert-like appearance and you will have the impression that you are only looking at sand. But don't worry, this place has a dune-like vegetation and shelters different types of animals. It is well known for its biodiversity.

You can find marine mammals such as the killer whale or the bottlenose dolphin or Tursiops truncatus. There are also species of fish such as rays and on the beaches, it is also possible to see mollusks, crustaceans and insects. But what you will find in this park are numerous species of birds such as gulls, oystercatchers, Caugek terns, etc.

It is also a protected resting place for many migratory birds. And ornithologists consider the Banc d'Arguin as a paradise. You will also be in heaven if you are a bird and nature lover.

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Apart from observing animals, especially birds, the Banc d'Arguin natural park allows you to enjoy a good swim in crystal clear water or simply to enjoy the sun. And after your day in this park, if you love oysters, do not forget to taste them once back on the continent. In the basin of Arcachon, the oysters of Arguin are quite famous.

If this is the case, it is because these mollusks with bivalve shells delight all the taste buds. Your visit will be well spent and you will not be disappointed to have discovered one of the wonderful national parks offered by Mauritania.

How to get to the Banc d'Arguin

If you are interested in visiting the Banc d'Arguin, you should certainly ask yourself how to get there ! So, you should know that to move towards this natural reserve, the means of displacement is the boat cab. The departure is from Arcachon and Cap Ferret. You can either take the boat or rent one.

Anyway, once arrived on the place, you will have to go down with your feet in the water, because there is no port.

However, it is better to find out about the boat schedules before you leave. It is because you may have difficulty finding these means of travel, especially during a meeting’an off-season trip. Getting information about the boats will allow you to plan your day well.