Guinea is loud and unpredictable; the countryside is raw and overwhelming; its people are friendly yet reticent; and its roads, dear God, its roads ……
Mauritania for three or four days, longer, perhaps, for those with some particularly niche interests, is a tremendous opportunity and a very interesting place to visit.
Driving across the Sahara Desert may appear to be an odd thing to do, and perhaps it is. This journey started, as all good adventures do, in a wine bar.
West Africa is not the most visited region of the world, and for those who are frustrated by the phenomenon of “overtourism”, it could be an ideal destination.