In the end of December 2001 Henrike and I visited Mauritania (Africa) to see
the heaviest and longest freight trains in the world under the most severe desert conditions. Click on a picture to enlarge
We -of course- also made non-train pictures: Click on a picture to enlarge
If you really got excited seing the Mauritanian train pictures, you can get closer to the subject yourself by asking
two of the best travel agencies which hire trains in Mauritania for their programmes:
Point-Afrique: the French travel agency which organizes train trips in Mauritania (which was our excellent travel agency);
Transnico: international travel agency for train enthusiasts travelling to and in Mauritania. The next trip will take place from 22 February till 6 March 2002.
For more information about SNIM and Mauritania you can visit the SNIM website.