The Banc d’Arguin National Park is a must see for all bird lovers and a fascinating place for anyone else. The region is a major breeding ground for both European and African birds. The park is right between Nouakchott and Nouadhibou, but most people will make the trip from Nouakchott. Unfortunately it is rather hard to visit the park en route from one to the other. This is mainly due to regulations for visiting the park and the extreme wilderness of the region: there are no regular roads to take you here and back.
To make the trip you need permission from the national parks service and an official guide. You can get this in Nouadhibou at the Parc National de Banc d’Arguin office (tel 45851) or in Nouakchott.
For the protection of hatchlings visitors are not allowed near the birds during mating seasons (April-July and October-January).