• The ancient district of Ksar in Nouakchott is located right at the border to the desert.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Mauritania

In Nouakchott, Gamal-Abdel-Nasser avenue, the central busy commercial street, splits the capital into two parts. In the northern part, lies the luxurious high ochre walled villas of the residential district and the cool, shady gardens. In the southern part lies the total anarchy of a shantytown. Walk to the Ksar, the oldest part of town where Saint-Exupery used to spend his nights, or take a stroll along the dry mud track to the huge beaches and their wavy expanse of dunes. Enjoy the fine panorama of the city and the picturesque images of the fishermen coming back mid-afternoon. Share special moments with your hosts, who will have invited you to have tea in one of the private lounges of the city.

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