The fish harbor in Nouakchott, Mauritania

The fish harbor in Nouakchott, Mauritania

adventure travel & photography

Destinations: Pakistan ◦◦ India ◦◦Turkey ◦◦ Egypt ◦◦ Bulgaria ◦◦ Mongolia ◦◦ Bangladesh ◦◦ Jordan ◦◦ Russia ◦◦ Turkmenistan ◦◦ Iran ◦◦ Kazakhstan ◦◦ Japan ◦◦ Hong Kong ◦◦ Greece ◦◦ Ukraine ◦◦ Syria ◦◦ Morocco ◦◦ Italy ◦◦ Mauritania ◦◦ Oman ◦◦ Algeria ◦◦ Faroe Islands ◦◦ Indonesia ◦◦ Uzbekistan ◦◦ Ghana ◦◦ Togo ◦◦ Nepal

The place

In February 2023, I embarked on an unforgettable journey to Mauritania with three friends. We started from the capital city of Nouakchott, a place known for its lack of beauty. However, we were determined to uncover the hidden gems that the city had to offer.

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Our first stop was the fish harbor located on the coast in the western part of the city. Despite having heard about it before, we were still awe-struck by the size and liveliness of the harbor. It was one of the largest in West Africa, and it was bustling with activity. The colorful boats docked along the shore created a picturesque view, with fishermen and traders going about their business.

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As we walked along the harbor, we were mesmerized by a group of men who were working together to pull catches of fish out of boats. It was a sight to behold, and we couldn't help but marvel at their expertise. The fishermen maneuvered their boats with ease, their colorful sails billowing in the wind. It was truly a sight to behold.


As the day progressed, the crowd at the harbor grew thicker, with traders and buyers haggling over prices and inspecting the catch of the day. It was fascinating to see how the fish market was a hub of commerce and trade, with the local fishermen providing the much-needed supply.


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Travel to Mauritania

Join us on a unforgettable journey to Mauritania, one of the most fascinating and captivating countries in West Africa. Our tour will take you through the country's rich history and culture, from the ancient city of Chinguetti, one of the largest and most important centers of learning in the Muslim world, to the bustling capital city of Nouakchott. Along the way, you'll explore the stunning natural beauty of the Sahara desert, with its towering sand dunes and breathtaking landscapes, and learn about the traditional way of life of the country's nomadic tribes. You'll also have the chance to try some of the delicious local cuisine, including dishes made from traditional ingredients like millet, couscous, and camel meat. Whether you're a history buff, an adventure seeker, or just looking for a unique and unforgettable travel experience, our tour of Mauritania is the perfect way to discover all that this amazing country has to offer.

We usually have one or two small groups (max 7/8 participants) per year traveling to Mauritania. If you are interested in joining a group setting out from Europe, please drop me a line. We will provide more information, like dates, a program, and other details.

I organize and lead small groups to Mauritania through my licensed travel agency "Thousand Voyages" Ltd. You can find out more about the guided tours here.