Tidjikja, Mauritania - a charming place in the middle of nowhere

Tidjikja, Mauritania - a charming place in the middle of nowhere

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

Type: Photo stories ◦◦ Places ◦◦ Documentary ◦◦ Black and White ◦◦ Fine Art Prints ◦◦ Seascapes ◦◦ Urban

The story

In the evening, we finally arrived at Tidjikja, a small and isolated town located in the heart of the Tagant region of central Mauritania. After a long and tiring journey, we were relieved to arrive at the hotel. However, the hotel itself was quite poor and the food was not very exciting, but we were too tired to care.

The next day, we decided to explore the town. I couldn't help but notice the palm trees and vernacular architecture for which the town was famous. Then we met a European-looking man who exchanged a few words with us before continuing on his way. It was a strange encounter, but it added to the mystery of the place.


Despite its remote location, I found myself drawn to the charm of Tidjikja. I was intrigued to learn that it was the birthplace of Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Louly, who had served as President.

There is an airport located at the end of the street we were walking on. Most probably, the best way to reach this place is by air. While there are bush taxis and buses available, I believe that having your own vehicle with a local driver would be the best option.


As we continued to explore the village, I couldn't help but feel a sense of awe at the beauty of this wild and isolated place.

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Tidjikja, Mauritania

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Tours 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.