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Mauritania, famous for its long coastline has been an underdog among the places most visited for holidays. One of the hottest and upcoming travel destinations is Mauritania’s city and its jewel, Nouakchott. Situated among a natural landscape and diverse attractions, the largest city also known as the place of the winds, Nouakchott is simply worth a visit. Among the many things that you need to see in the capital, one of the most essential is the famous Mauritania’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banc d’Arguin National Park, home to over 2 billion nesting birds and is the best place to visit for bird watching. Starting from the coastal landscape, which houses flora and fauna like no other including swamps, seagrass beds, and narrow ocean water to the sand dunes, there are prominent spots like the Plag du Nouakchott and Port de Peche bordering fishing villages and towns. This is your chance to visit and experience being near to over 45 species of fish while also witnessing their marine life. Smaller Flea Street and artisanal markets are really popular to attract tourists for buying souvenirs like local handicrafts, utensils and traditional clothing. The French cultural office operates a Franco-Mauritanian Cultural Centre for regular events like musicals and exhibitions. To indulge in a whole lot of fun and adventure make sure you have the National Museum of Mauritania on your list. Among religious public landmarks prominent at the national level is the Saudi Mosque.
The Nouakchott International Airport is 2.22 miles which is approximately equal to 3.57 kilometres.
Getting to the city centre from the Nouakchott international airport is not a problem as taxis are easily available just outside the airport and at every terminal. Airport shuttle is also available 24 hours round the clock.
Some of the airlines that provide cheap flights from the UK (London) to Nouakchott include Turkish Airlines and Air France.
Currently, there are no airlines that are providing direct flights from UK to Nouakchott.
The distance between UK (London) and Nouakchott is 2,474 miles and the average flight time from UK (London) to Nouakchott is 7 hours and 20 minutes.
Buses, trains, car hire and taxis are all different methods of getting around the capital. The train however is a tourist attraction itself and must be visited as it is claimed to be one of the longest trains in the whole world. Cars are easily available for hiring and serve to be ones of the easiest and most comfortable forms of transportation. 4x4s are preferred to manage getting around localities, towns and nearby villages. If you are in need of cheap transportation to see the attractions of the city then consider using a taxi.
The best time to visit Nouakchott is from July to September as this is the time of the short rainy season. Since Nouakchott is a desert and the climate is dry and sunny all year, one should prepare well in advance. Avoid visiting during the month of Ramadan.
Staying at Nouakchott is completely convenient considering the fact that commercial accommodation has adjusted for European tastes. The capital has a few international hotel chain franchises near all the important attractions so that you are only minutes away from exploring the city. The hotels provide a 24 hour service, with most of them in the form of apartment complexes. Trend for unconventional stays like backpacking, tents are quite out of question owing to the community environment and the harsh climate. The hotels here rarely focus on luxury and amenities; only a couple of facilities have pools for their guests.