Nouakchott in detail

Getting Around

A taxi ride within the centre costs around UM200. It's possible to cover some ground in the centre on foot, however the heat, damaged or non-existent sidewalks and unruly traffic are challenges.

For the Nouakchott-Oumtosy International Airport, 25km north of the city, a convenient shuttle leaves from the Air France office in town to the airport at 6.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (UM2000). Otherwise, a taxi or hotel van should run around UM5000.

Europcar is the only rental vehicle outlet in the city.

Petrol Station

Petrol Station

Star Petrol Station