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Nouakchott Budget Travel

Situated on the Atlantic coast of the Sahara, Nouakchott is both the capital city of Mauritania, and the largest city in the Sahara.

As a fishing port with a strong Islamic culture and stark contrasting landscapes which include oceans and desert surrounding the town, Nouakchott budget travel offers an unforgettable experience deep in the heart of Africa’s Sahara region.

Nouakchott Budget Safaris

Nouakchott budget safaris are an essential part of any north African travel experience, and this town has a lot to offer visitors seeking something off the typical beaten path.

Attractions range from the hustle and bustle of the Plage de Pêcheurs fishermen's beach and port, where delicious freshly caught seafood can be sampled, to the beautiful markets, varied and intricately designed mosques, museums and libraries, beautiful beaches with strong currents but amazing views and many other fascinating things to see and do.

A walk around the town gives you the best way to explore Nouakchott’s attractions, but be warned – like many African cities, traffic can be scary and dangerous so walk carefully.

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