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Seychelles

You are planning a trip to the Seychelles? What luck! Mother Nature was very generous with these 115 islands scattered in the Indian Ocean and spoiled rotten. Undoubtedly, the beaches are the big draw, and what beaches: exquisite ribbons of white sand lapped by topaz and supported by lush hills and glacis boulders. And not a crowd in sight.

What island has to go to? Do not worry about the mass decision. Whether it’s one of the three main islands of Praslin, La Digue or Mahé – its mountainous interior being home to Morne Seychelles National Park – or any remote island, you win the gold.

With an idyllic setting, the Seychelles is, as expected, a place of choice for a honeymoon. But there is more to do than simply cracking open a bottle of champagne with a loved one in a luxury hotel. Having earned a reputation as a paradigm of ecotourism, the Seychelles is a high point to watch birds and giant tortoises in their natural habitat. And a great living world is under the turquoise waters, calling divers of all levels. When you tire of the beaches that you can venture inland on jungle trails, enjoy a meal or enjoy the sublime calm tempo.
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And the time has come to spread the word: yes, this paradise is accessible to us all. At the top ultra-luxurious options, Seychelles has a lot of curious, accessible kitchen facilities and guest houses, often located in some of the best land. Although it remains an expensive destination, tourism authorities aim not millionaires, the promotion of these options in the economy. But never fear: the mass tourism that will never be.

Mauritania

Wild Coast dunes of the Sahara is. That should be enough to lure you in Mauritania. If you still shy of a limited amount of hyperbole can have an echo to the dunes, magnificent ancient cities swept by sandstorms, deep canyons and plateaus rapidly amazing, seas of sand over more than a small European country and a phalanx of the oasis of charm.

Sure, you can find similar landscapes elsewhere in West Africa, but few are on the same scale as those of Mauritania. And few are as varied. Where else can you find an amazing game of the dunes and the ocean? If it is tranquility you are looking for, do not worry: unlike Senegal, Mauritania’s coast is completely unspoilt – There are kilometers of sandy beaches, without recourse to the eye. It will remain for ever: a vast expanse of ocean is protected, meeting National Park Banc d’Arguin as one of the best birding spots in the world – Nouadhibou, a fishing port on the Atlantic coast, is a good gateway to this region. Nouakchott will get you out after a season in the desert with abundant fresh seafood. For the types of outdoor adventure-, Mauritania offers a complete list of hiking options and exciting camel rides amidst surreal landscapes, not to mention balloons in the Adrar.

But not everything is about the nature, landscapes and adrenaline: Mauritania is also a strong historical interest, with a pinch of Heritage caravan cities, all evidence of ancient civilizations. Culturally, Mauritania is a place apart, people are divided about equally between Muslims of Arab and black African. It is a Muslim country with a touch of black African. This amazing combination is part of its appeal.
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If you’re more inclined to ecotourism to mass tourism, Mauritania is the Shangri-la.