Explore Nouakchott: Private Tour of Mauritania’s Vibrant Capital

7 Hours

Explore Nouakchott Private Tour—an engaging experience that takes you on a journey through Mauritania‘s lively capital. Your adventure begins at the bustling Camel Market, where you can observe the majestic animals up close and take in the traditional trade.

From there, visit the National Museum, where you’ll explore the rich history and heritage of Mauritania. Delve into the country’s past through a collection of artifacts and exhibits that provide a comprehensive understanding of the local culture.

Next, immerse yourself in the Central Market, the heart of Nouakchott’s trade, and experience the vibrant atmosphere. Take a short stop at the Khaima Building for panoramic views of the city, including the striking Saudi Mosque. This is the perfect spot for capturing memorable photos of Nouakchott.

Continue your journey with a visit to local souvenir shops, where you can discover unique handicrafts and Mauritanian artistry. As midday approaches, enjoy a relaxing lunch at a local restaurant, savoring traditional Mauritanian cuisine.

After lunch, visit the Fish Market and observe the fishermen as they bring in their fresh catches from the Atlantic Ocean. This bustling market is a hub of activity, offering insight into the local seafood trade.

End your day with a visit to the picturesque beach near the fish market, where you can unwind on the sandy shores and take in the serene beauty of the Atlantic Ocean.

Throughout the tour, a private guide and air-conditioned transportation ensure your comfort and convenience. With fees to visited places included in the package, this Nouakchott city tour offers an immersive and memorable experience through Mauritania’s vibrant capital.

Book your Nouakchott Private tour today to explore the rich culture and stunning scenery of Nouakchott!

  • Guided
  • YES
  • Private car with AC
  • Cash upon arrival
  • Nouakchott
  • English, Franch, Arabic
  • Available Every day
  • Best from October to March, year-round possible

Discover Nouakchott: A Tour of Mauritania's Capital

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. 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.


Morning at 9h30

- Camel Market (45 minutes):
- Begin your day at the Camel Market, where you can experience the traditional trade and witness the majestic camels up close.

- National Museum (45 minutes):
- Explore Mauritania’s history and heritage at the National Museum.
- View exhibits showcasing artifacts and treasures from the country's past, providing a deeper understanding of local culture.

- Central Market (30 minutes):
- Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the Central Market.
- Observe the vibrant trade and explore the variety of goods available, from food to crafts.

- Khaima Building (15 minutes):
- Visit the Khaima Building to take photos of the city, especially the Saudi Mosque.
- Capture stunning views of Nouakchott's skyline and iconic landmarks.

- Souvenir Shops (30 minutes):
- Browse through local shops for unique souvenirs and crafts.
- Discover Mauritanian creativity and craftsmanship.

- Lunch (45 minutes):
- Enjoy a relaxing lunch at a local restaurant.
- Savor traditional Mauritanian cuisine and take a break before the afternoon activities.

-Fish Market (1 hour):
- Head to the Fish Market to watch the fishermen bring in their fresh catches from the Atlantic Ocean.
- Observe the bustling trade and enjoy the coastal atmosphere.

- Atlantic Ocean Beach:
- End your tour with a visit to the picturesque beach near the fish market.
- Take in the serene beauty of the Atlantic Ocean and unwind on the sandy shores.

Book Your Tour Today!
Experience the rich culture and vibrant atmosphere of Nouakchott on this immersive tour. Join us for a memorable journey through the heart of Mauritania's capital. For more details or custom requests, please contact us.


Cost Includes:

  • Guide
  • Car with AC
  • Fess to the visited places

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Lunch
What is the best time to visit Nouakchott?

The best time to visit Nouakchott is during the cooler months, from November to February. Temperatures are more pleasant, making outdoor activities more comfortable.

What are the must-see attractions in Nouakchott?

Nouakchott’s main attractions include the Nouakchott Grand Mosque, the National Museum of Mauritania, the vibrant Nouakchott Market, and the beautiful beaches along the Atlantic coast.

What transportation options are available in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, you can use taxis, rental cars, or local buses for transportation. Taxis are a popular and convenient option for getting around the city.

Is Nouakchott safe for tourists?

Nouakchott is generally safe for tourists, but as with any city, it’s important to remain aware of your surroundings and take standard safety precautions.

What type of clothing is appropriate to wear in Nouakchott?

Mauritania is a predominantly Muslim country, so it’s advisable to dress modestly. Lightweight and loose-fitting clothing is recommended due to the hot climate.

What language is spoken in Nouakchott?

Arabic is the official language of Mauritania, but French is widely spoken and understood, particularly in business and tourism settings.

Can I use credit cards in Nouakchott?

While some hotels and upscale restaurants accept credit cards, it’s a good idea to carry cash for most transactions, as smaller businesses may not accept cards.

What is the local cuisine like in Nouakchott?

Mauritanian cuisine features a mix of flavors from North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Staples include couscous, rice dishes, fish, and lamb, often accompanied by spices and herbs.

Are there any cultural customs I should be aware of?

Respect local customs and traditions, including conservative dress and behavior, particularly in religious or sacred spaces. Always ask for permission before taking photographs of people.

How should I handle tipping in Nouakchott?

Tipping is appreciated in Nouakchott, especially in restaurants and for services like taxi rides. A standard tip of around 10% is customary.

What should I know about the local currency?

The local currency is the Mauritanian ouguiya (MRU). Currency exchange is available at banks and exchange offices in the city.

Is it necessary to have a visa to visit Nouakchott?

Visa requirements vary by nationality. Check with the Mauritanian embassy or consulate in your home country to confirm visa requirements before your trip.

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Explore Nouakchott: Private Tour of Mauritania’s Vibrant Capital
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