Difference between revisions of "Chinguetti"
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Chinguetti is a city in Saharan Mauritania.
Chinguetti has some of the more postcard perfect sand dunes in the Sahara. You can hire a camel and guide to walk you and your things around the desert, but you won't be actually riding the camel. You can also hire a 4-wheel drive. a better option might be to just go on a hike on your own.
There are plenty of auberges, with beds for as low as 1500 ouguiya. You can also easily walk 5 minutes out of town and camp in the desert.
My recommendation would be to stay at the Auberge Zahar. It is 2500 per night, however it is run by a man called Abdou who speaks better English than any other Mauritanian I met in the region. This makes him excellent for arranging camel or four by four tours or cars for you, he is relatively fair with prices. He is also a good cook, which is handy because Chinguetti has no restaurants.