The site is a tourist attraction for quad (other desert-vehicle) driving as per written in this Travel.Ad.2013.PDF (Fra.) so probably these are parked desert vehicles, waiting for the next tourist groups.
The more it is plausible as (parallel) vehicle tracks can be seen all over the landing site on satellite imagery, however not clear how could such motored fleet be preserved from evil circumstances of the Sahara? Could these be covered with something (even if vehicles...)?
Rondavels?! Whoa, thanks for this lovely piece of wisdom willi1 !
At the same time I have to express my boubts about that:
Most important, I think it would be nonsense to set up such amount of Rondavels (I have not counted, but hundreds) for a low number of visitors that expected around such exotic places at one time. Other sort of thing that these are vary in size on quite a big scale, also not the same shapes by clusters / subclusters (note the many elongated objects).
I do not state, that there is no Rondavels amongst these swarms of objects, but also I do not believe, that all should be your sort of huts...
Let's agree on quads, (other desert vehicles(?)) and Rondavels! ... (?) (:
In my opinion, those are almost certainly dome-shaped. They could possibly be tourist camps, but there aren't well-worn tracks between them, or leading from the landing strip to them, so that doesn't make sense. I don't see any points of interest that would draw tourists, either. (I went to GE for a better look, Zoom Earth doesn't show much.) The Richat Structure ("Eye of Africa") and the ancient ruins of Ouadane are 100 and 130 mi. away, respectively. That's a very long trip on the sand for tourists.
Mauritania's nomadic people use pointy, light weight cloth tents, usually white. Rondavels are for settled people, but no sign whatsoever that those are settlements.
Military bunkers wouldn't be out of the question, but I think they would be much closer to the border with Mali or Western Sahara. No one is going to invade Mauritania from its center. There is a history of warfare between Morocco and Western Sahara. Refugee camps? Again, they would be closer to borders.
Later... Okay, I just took another look at the ones north of your site. There is a sand trail south of each round object, so wind comes from the north. Many shapes are quite a bit less evenly domed, more like rounded rocks. The further north you go, the more worn away the shapes are. I also notice that vehicle tracks angle every which way around these sites, as if people are looking at them, but not driving up to them. I am very confused...could they be natural, not man made? Nothing comes up with an image search for "dome shaped rocks in Mauritania."
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Hi Diane (diane9247 )! Glad, to see you around and thanks for the thought awakening response!
Yep, also I have thought of natural formations as well, but clearly rectangular, custom shapes in smaller-object-groups made me to reject this concept. ... Probably an other story, but have spotted these two objects cca. one kilometer to SE of the landing strip and 99% I am sure that these are truck-wrecks for example.
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