Terjit Travel Guide

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    terjit oasis mauritania adrar
    by johnsakura
  • terjit oasis mauritania adrar
    terjit oasis mauritania adrar
    by johnsakura
  • terjit oasis mauritania adrar
    terjit oasis mauritania adrar
    by johnsakura

Terjit Things to Do

  • Again sand & mountain

    I have to show you this again, I just cant stop puting them here on the must see activity tip, cos for me it is a MUST SEE! Rock along with sand are one of my favorite things to see in landscapes, it has a special magical ambiance that I cant really explaine. In fact apart from everything, they are just great to see. dont you think so?

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  • Black Rock formations

    I've showed you the big brown rock formations, these are other kinds of them that you'll also find on the way to Terjit. I just love the way sand get to the tops of the rocks. An unusual scenery everywhere else where you have big mountains of rock. Sand is usually missing so here you have both. In this part of the road you also have lots of...

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  • Hot spring

    Here you have a picture of the hot spring in Terjit. You have a pipe that gets the water from the upper pool and makes a kind of small waterfall (comming from a pipe hehe) with wamr water. Very nice indeed. Water is running 24hours a day, non stop so it is very clean.

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  • Tents

    You can rent this tents to rest or just to spend the night. Along with the perfect shadow given by the rock formations above you and the enormous number of palm trees make the perfect spot to have a good time to relax.

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  • Terjit the Oasis

    Here on the picture you have the whell and the little river that runs all the way up from the rocks. You have lots of different pools and wheels and rivers. You can choose from hot water to fresh one. You can drink also the water that runs down from the rocks.

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  • Tents

    People decorate their houese with thsee kind of coloured tissues which create very cheerful environment constrast with the colour of the rocks. these cloths are habd painted of course and usualy are made by female youngters or old women. Houses are build sometimes combining these two materials, rocks and tissues.

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  • Nomads

    Here in the region people are nomads. Since the last times that a big portion of people actually settelt in fixed houses, many still remain traveling place to place in order to feed their animals, in this case some goats and dromadaries. Goats to give the milk and dromadaries to transportation and for the meat also. Nomads travel kms and kms until...

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  • Mountain & orange sand

    Isnt this the perfect combination? I always wated to see such landscape which I only thought existed in South Algeria, but since South Mauritania is not that far here I have it. Amazing. And I didnt knew about it so it was a nice suprise. I like to be surprised by landscpaes when I travel. Thos rock formation have hundreds of metres. You can see...

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  • Mountains vs vegetation

    Along the way to Terjit you'll notice lots of different vegetation. Some animals can be seen but the majority will be lizards and dromadaries. Many palm trees, I mean, a lot. In Terjit you have hundreds of palm trees together making a very nice shadow for you to relax. This road to the oasis is very worth seeing if you go to the region of the...

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Terjit Restaurants

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    You'll be the one cooking if you want. I know that you can also ask the camping staff to make you some food, which i think should be very varied, something like pasta spaguetti along with carrots and camel meat, how about this? how many you want to order?

    Favorite Dish: I rememer we cooked some lentils with rice with seaweed, also mushrooms i think...hummm...

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Terjit Nightlife

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    by johnsakura Written May 24, 2004

    This is a good idea. it will be fresh in the oasis due to the water and the all day shadow, so expect a bit of cold, but inside the hot spring pool its great.

    Dress Code: swiming suit

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Terjit Transportation

  • 4wd

    you can rent a 4wd, or just get someone in a tourist office to take you there. you can also get a taxi that will cost you maybe 1500 or 2000UM to the road point to atar to terjit. maybe after you can alk a few kms or just pay the taxi to take you there. road is hard though.

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  • opel corsa

    here it comes again, big machine this one. hehehe, it went everywhere in mauritania. people went crazy when we arrived places with such a small car. usualy places are only accessible with 4wd cars.

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Terjit Local Customs

  • Houses

    This is the way some people build their houses here. The lack of materials and money can be tough on people in the region.

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  • Local clothes

    people usually protect themselves from the sun with stuff on their heads. women usualy have strong colours. unless their husband is dead and they dress black.

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  • Group od local houses

    Groupd of local houses in Terhit village before you reach the oasis. The village and the oasis are separated by maybe 1.5km i think. maybe only 1. im kind lost here.

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Terjit Warnings and Dangers

  • Nails on the car tyres

    bacause i said i didnt have anything to give, they put a big rock below the car without me noticing that and when i departed, i hit the rock strongly below the car. and also a few km after i had to change the tyre cos i think they also did something to it like a nail of something...i had to stop here to wait for my friends. they had to leave the...

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  • children

    im sorry to say children are dangerous. but if you open your window or if you go outside they will grab you with their nails and make blood on your skin. children will stop you and start asking you for things. beware because these ones here were very violent to me. i was surprised with their violence.i said i didnt have anything to give and they...

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Terjit Tourist Traps

  • Police

    Police here have nothing much to do. They just let mauritanians pass, and you tourist, they stpo you and ask for things, and make you rest there almost 20 minutes...

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  • children pulling things out of your car

    becareul cos children will start pulling things out of your car like rubbers, mirrows, washing gears etc etc...

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  • Children

    children will stop you and start asking you for things. beware because these ones here were very violent to me. i was surprised with their violence. close your windows dont stop

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Terjit Off The Beaten Path

  • The Oasis

    Go for a walk in the oasis and find special little place with water and palm trees. You can climb the rock up the source opposite to the village and its very nice to see.

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  • Pre historic paintings

    You have some pre historic paintings 6km from the oasis. you have to pay someone to show you them. I didnt go there but if ou're interested you might go there and tell me how they are. I didnt go by lack of interested but by lack of time. we have to leave by mid day so, maybe next time.

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