Tourism in Mauritania, 10 Reasons to Visit Mauritania

Tourism in Mauritania, 10 Reasons to Visit Mauritania. With a rich culinary culture, interesting traditions and desert life, Mauritania is an ideal destination for an unusual trip. Here are 10 reasons to visit Mauritania.

1. Atar

Atar, located in Mauritania, is an African city you need to visit. Approximately 35 thousand people live in this city which is the capital of Adrar Region. It is very hot in summer with the effect of the desert climate. Here you can visit tourist attractions such as the mosque and museum. There is also a market area here. You can go to this market area and buy souvenir souvenirs.

2. Kaedi


The capital and largest city of the Gorgol Region in southern Mauritania is about 435 km from Nouakchott, the capital city of the country. The city draws attention with brown and flat-roofed buildings.

3. Chinguetti


In the Adrar Plateau north of Mauritania, Chinguetti is a Berber medieval trading city. There are old houses with interesting architecture in the city. Sometimes the city is dangerous due to the impact of sandstorms coming from the Sahara Desert.

4. Nouadhibou


Nouadhibou is located in a very close proximity to the border between Mauritania and the Western Sahara, the second largest city in the country with approximately 120 thousand people. At the same time it is the biggest trading center of the country. It is one of the most colorful and popular cities in the country.

5. Terjit Oasis

Terjit Oasis

Mauritania is known for its desert life. Go to Terjit Oasis, the most visited region of the country. There are many activities here, especially the camels are among the pleasant activities that can be done.

6. Saudi Mosque

Saudi Mosque

Saudi Mosque, located in Nouakchott, capital city of the country and the biggest city, is known as the oldest and biggest Mosque in the city. Bouddah Ould Bousseyi’s imperial mosque is one of the most visited spots in the city.

7. Grand Market

Grand Market

Many things can be bought, including vegetables, fruits, food products and local specialty souvenirs, held at the Grand Market fish market in the capital and largest city in Nouakchott.

8. Arguin Island

Arguin Island

Arguin Island, 80 km southeast of White Cape, is a worthy sight to behold. This island is 6.5 km long, 4 km wide. The ship is not approaching due to its soil structure. For this reason, it is difficult to find permanent residential areas in the island. You can visit this island with day trips.

9. Mauritania National Museum

Mauritania National Museum

Mauritania National Museum, located on the south-west of Nouakchott, the capital and largest city of the country, is the largest and most popular museum of the country. There are many historical and ethnographic works in the museum. There are 2 different exhibition halls here.

10. Banc d’Arguin National Park

Banc d'Arguin National Park

Banc d’Arguin National Park, situated between the capital cities Nouakchott and Nouadhibou, is a national park founded in 1978. The 12,000 square kilometer area has a large number of animal and plant species. Located in the World Heritage List, this park is a breeding ground for birds. You will find many beautiful things together in this nature, visit the park absolutely.