Nouakchott is the capital and largest city of Mauritania. It is one of the largest cities in the Sahel. The city also serves as the administrative and economic center of Mauritania. Nouakchott was a mid-size village of little importance until 1958 when it was chosen as the capital of the nascent nation of Mauritania.
Things to do Nouakchott city tours
Like any other capital city, there will be staff to look out for while there, and below are some of the things you can do on a city tour.
Port de Pêche
No matter what time of the day or what day of the week, Port de Pêche is always hectic. There are always fishing boats setting off and others returning, with the daily catch quickly unloaded and taken the market on donkey-drawn carts.
Galerie zeinart is a place where local artists can showcase their work to a large audience. The place itself is relatively small; an L-shaped room of no more than 500 square feet in total, but the quality of the art on display is impressive.
Ibn Abbas mosque
The interesting mosque, inside the city, the architecture is quite nice, but it is in a chaotic area of traffic, it is a great monument, but it can be seen.
How to get to Nouakchott city
Travelers using Mauritania airlines or Algeria airlines can fly to Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport (NKC) is one of 2 airports with scheduled flights in Mauritania. However Nouakchott–Oumtounsy is one of the smaller airports in the country. The next passenger airport by size in Mauritania is Nouadhibou International Airport.
Getting around Nouakchott city
The normal fare in a shared taxi is 100 UM, but taxis around town for non-set routes can cost up to 300 UM per person.
You can use the Mauritanian version of Uber called “ClassRide”, download the app available on the App store and Play-store, or call the call center 1122 to book a ride with a comfortable vehicle, the fares start at 1000 UM (for rides less than 4 km), and then counts 200 UM for each km.
Where to stay In Nouakchott city
Being the main capital city of Mauritania some of the places to look out for include Auberge triskell hotel, Terjit Vacances hotel, Auberge Samiraa hotel, and Azalai hotel.