Explore the Vibrant Culture of Nouakchott with a City Tour

Discover the vibrant and colorful city of Nouakchott, the national capital of Mauritania, on this exciting and immersive tour. As one of the largest cities in the Sahara, Nouakchott is a bustling hub of activity, culture, and history. And with our local guide, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on what makes this city so special.

Highlights of the Tour:

  • Fish Market & Camel Market: Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the local markets, where you can witness the bustling trade of fresh seafood and the majestic presence of camels.
  • National Museum: Delve into Mauritania’s rich history and heritage as you explore the exhibits of the National Museum, showcasing artifacts and treasures from the country’s past.
  • Mosques: Visit the iconic Saudi and Ibn Abbas Mosques, architectural marvels that reflect the spiritual significance and cultural diversity of Nouakchott.
  • Craft Shops & Galerie Zeinart: Browse through unique local artwork and handicrafts at craft shops and the renowned Galerie Zeinart, gaining insights into Mauritanian creativity and craftsmanship.
  • Atlantic Ocean Beach: Relax and soak in the serene beauty of the Atlantic Ocean at the picturesque beach near the fish market, a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the coastal breeze.

Cultural Experience:

  • Traditional Tea Ceremony: Indulge in the famous sweet and minty green tea, a beloved national beverage, as you partake in a traditional tea ceremony led by locals.
  • Local Lifestyle Observations: Observe the customs, dress, and culinary traditions of the locals, providing an authentic insight into Mauritanian culture and hospitality.

Tour Details:

  • Private Guide & Transportation: Your private local guide will pick you up from your hotel or preferred location in Nouakchott. Travel comfortably in a private car equipped with air conditioning and fuel.
  • Duration & Flexibility: The duration of the tour is 6 hours, with flexibility to adjust the itinerary to your interests and preferences.

Price of Nouakchott city tour: $150 for 1 person

Book Your Tour Today!

Experience Nouakchott like a local and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and history of Mauritania. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the heart of this dynamic city. For more details or custom requests, please contact us.


Tel: + 222 27272759

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Saudi mosque one the largest mosque in Nouakchott
Saudi Mosque
The biggest camel market in Nouakchott
Camel Market
 Nouakchott city tour: Scenic view of fishing boats lined up along the shore near the bustling fish market in Nouakchott
Nouakchott Fishing port
Sand dunes near Nouakchott city
Sand dunes
Nouakchott city tour: Mauritanian  tea on the dunes
Tea on the desert
Nouakchott city tour : Fishermen
Fishermen coming back with fish.
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Mohamed Lemine El Hassen

Welcome to Mauritania! My name is Mohamed Lemine, and I've been passionately exploring the beauty of my homeland since 2004. As a seasoned local guide, I have had the pleasure of introducing countless tourists from around the globe to the wonders of Mauritania.

Throughout the years, I've had the privilege of witnessing the awe and satisfaction on the faces of our visitors as they immerse themselves in the rich culture, stunning landscapes, and vibrant history of our country.

At Mauritania's Best Tours, we take pride in providing exceptional experiences tailored to suit the preferences and interests of each traveler. Our team comprises knowledgeable local guides who share my enthusiasm for showcasing the best of Mauritania.

Whether you're intrigued by the ancient cities, mesmerized by the vast desert landscapes, or eager to discover the unique traditions of our nomadic communities, we're here to make your journey unforgettable.

We invite you to embark on an adventure with us and discover the hidden treasures of Mauritania. Get in touch with us today to start planning your next unforgettable experience.

Contact us at:
Email: contact@mauritanian-best-tours.com
Email: m.hacen18@yahoo.com
Tel/WhatsApp: 0022227272759

We look forward to welcoming you to Mauritania soon!

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(8) Comments

  1. Stephen Johnson

    Awesome tour of Nouakchott. I only had a limited time in the city and a custom afternoon tour was made so I could still see everything I wanted. The guide was on time and spoke English, which helped me gain more knowledge of the city’s history and culture. Go some good souvenirs. Highlight of the tour was the fishing market and traditional tea in the desert. The guide also helped give advice and information on the other sites in Mauritania that I would be seeing. Highly recommend this tour.

  2. Larry K. Abraham

    I had a few days in Nouakchott and was doing a search about how to get to and from certain places in the capital when I happened to see a note on tripadvisor from a guide who turned out to be Mohamed Lemine. It was late at night and I contacted him hoping he would see my message and in the morning he did. I am grateful for his quick response and he was able to quickly plan some sightseeing (for the afternoon and evening of that day) given the very short notice. I was pleased with his tour and guidance. He was very accommodating, understanding, offered good advice, reliable and knew alot. He even took me to some spots to get souvenirs I was looking for and advised whether prices were reasonable or not. I recommend him and his tours.

    As fate would have it, we happened to meet up again (not as a tour guide) a few days later in Chinguetti and even there he was willing to advise and offer assistance. And its because of him I managed to get one of my prized possessions/souvenirs from Mauritania in Chinguetti. Thanks!

  3. Robert & Angela Penna

    My wife and I would like to comment on the fine tour Lemine provided of Nouakchott. At all times we felt safe and secure. He was a gracious host. Not only giving a fine narrative of the city, but also explaining the roles and habits of the inhabitants. He provided an interesting history of the city, spoke English fluently, and understands what a tourist wants to see. My wife and I recommend him most highly. He is the tour guide you should use when visiting Nouakchott.

  4. Four seniors from Finland (more details of our trip on our website)

    Booked this tour based on recommendations from some friends.
    We got quick answers to our questions and the guide were punctual when picking us up from our hotel. We were four adults and we had chosen the option to use only one car and even if it was a bit cramped it was ok as the stops were frequent.
    You might not have time for everything in Nouakchott in one day, but we managed to do the whole list apart from beach and that was mainly because of the weather. The guide was also helpful finding us postcards (hard to find in Nouakchott) and helping us buy stamps in Mauripost.
    We liked especially camel market, fish market and tea time! But also Zeinart in definitely worth visit. Marché Central we did on our on the next day and it might be best like that.

  5. Bharath

    Lemine was a great host and guide on my recent trip to Nouakchott. While I only had one day in town, we covered many major sights as well as having the ability to spontaneously change plans and adapt as the day went on. Very responsive over email in advance as well as WhatsApp to ensure that everything was in order and on time. Would certainly recommend.

  6. Rohana

    Good communication by e-mail and WhatsApp with Mohamed before I arrived. He did a great job of finding my apartment which has no exact address. Visited all of the sights listed in the tour. Mohamed helped me with changing money and arranging a driver for the next stage of my tour. He took me to his home to experience Mauritanian tea drinking. Would recommend. Good price.

  7. Josh Ward

    I traveled solo from the USA for tourism (January 2022). I booked this private tour of Nouakchott at the last minute (within one week of arrival) and was lucky that Mr. Hassen (who runs the tour) was available. He texted me a couple of days in advance of the tour and shared the specific itinerary with me. I was able to customize it very easily to my preferences of what I like to see and do. Not all guides are so thoughtful, but it takes a lot of pressure off of wondering what your day will be like. Mr. Hassen was both the guide and driver. Spoke excellent English. Was very friendly, culturally adept, and kind. My specific tour was all day (9:30am — 6:30pm) but he’s flexible and will customize it. There’s nothing that I felt was missing from Nouakchott to see, it was a comprehensive tour. I would 100% recommend this tour and Mr. Hassen to my friends and to anyone who finds themselves visiting Mauritania.

  8. Roosa and Marja

    We were 2 tourists from Finland, and we decided to book this Nouakchott tour beforehand. It was the best possible decision. Our tour guide Mohamed was amazingly friendly, and his knowledge of Mauritanian history and culture was wide. He made all our Nouakchott-related dreams come true. He took us to buy postcards and fridge magnets, and he even took us to see a camel milk bottle in the supermarket! Mohamed had a great sense of humour and we had lots of fun during the tour.
    Booking a tour of Nouakchott is an excellent idea because the city is large and the distances are long. There’s a lot to see, but it’s much easier to get a proper image of this capital city with a car than by foot.
    Some highlights of the tour were the beach (colourful boats!), the sand dunes, the museum and the camel market. We truly enjoyed each moment and would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to visit Mauritania!

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