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Nature / Park
Plage de Nouakchott , Nouakchott
Boogie boarding and parasailing opportunities draw most visitors to Plage de Nouakchott, a long and wide stretch of soft golden send gently s
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Pier / Boardwalk
Port de Peche , Nouakchott
Watch fishers bring in their daily catch sold on the spot at Port de Peche, a beach and a bustling fishing wharf in the capital. The wharf an
Religious Site
Saudi mosque , Nouakchott
Saudi mosque dominates the city's skyline and with its slender minarets, which can be seen from afar. Enter the mosque outside prayer hours a
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Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Nouakchott city is the national capital of Mauritania, the city located on the Atlantic coast of the Sahara desert. Then, it is one of the largest cities in Sahara. Next, the city also serves as the administrative and economic center of Mauritania. In addition, it was a small city till it was chosen as the capital in 1958. The city provides multiple interesting sights for visitors. Therefore, this tour gives the best of the city in a way that allows exploring how Mauritanians live and move around the capital. Furthermore, the client will drink Mauritanian tea (sweet and minty green tea), see how the people dress, and learn what and how they eat. Also, the client will visit the city’s markets, the fishing port, mosques, and the national museum. Our main points of visit will be the followings:Fishing portCamel marketThe National MuseumSaudi and Ibn Abbas MosqueCentral MarketGalerie ZeinartCraft workshopsZooBeach of the Atlantic Ocean near the fishmarket
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Farmers Market
Galerie Zeinart , Nouakchott
Purchase unique pieces of art made by celebrated African artists at Galerie Zeinart. In addition to photography and paintings, the stylish ga
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Civic Center
Learn about French culture in Mauritania by spending some time at Centre culturel francais St Exupery. The center regularly organizes a numbe


Piers & Boardwalks · Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara. Once a small village of negligible importance, the city expanded rapidly after 1958, when the fledgling nation selected it as capital. With a baffling mix of urban and nomad lifestyles, a tour of Nouakchott reveals idiosyncratic connections of Saharan traditions, where tents and street markets juxtapose mosques and government buildings. Meanwhile, massive sand dunes encroach at the borders, adding to the intriguing sense of flux. Use our international travel planner: Nouakchott and all its delights await.

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The nomadic nature of Nouakchott shows understanding of the ways of travelers and provides numerous lodging and accommodation options. The high-end hotels offer a luxurious and relaxing experience near the palace in the city center. Meanwhile, mid-range and budget-friendly hotels and hostels cater to most tourists--look around Tevragh Zeina, but also across the rest of the city. Mauritanians enjoy a reputation as good hosts, and safety and service take precedence in the hospitality sector.
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