Nouakchott - Post Report Question and Answers

What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Camping on the beach and in sand dunes is great. Terjit and Chinguitti make for enjoyable (yet tiring) weekend trips. The Embassy community is very close and morale is high, which has made this a very enjoyable tour. - Aug 2021

The beach is awesome. - Aug 2021

I enjoyed driving on the beach, driving to the sand dunes and walking the streets while listening to the people and the traffic that I so looked forward to prior to coming to Nouakchott. There is life in the city but you have to get out and see it rather than just stay home. - Sep 2020

The beach, riding camels, the people, the photo opportunities, and the time to persue my personal hobbies. - Apr 2019

The beach is 20 minutes away and beautiful. - May 2016

The people are amazing. The beaches are a sight to behold. They're clean and unincorporated. There is a nice place north of NKC where you can rent a tent on the beach, build a bonfire, etc. And the star gazing is beyond believe - take a camera! - Dec 2015

Rare visits to cultural sites outside Nouakchott, the close community of western diplomats and expats, developing friendships with moderate Mauritanians. The proximity to France is also a plus. Most westerners visit France during their tour in Mauritania to get their fix of pork and wine. - Apr 2014

Going to the beach just outside of town. Spending time with family. Trips to Banc d'Arguin. - Aug 2011

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