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Nouakchott— 14 nights
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.Get outdoors at Plage de Nouakchott and Arguin Bank National Park. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, pick up some local products at Galerie Zeinart, admire all the interesting features of Stade Olympique, and get into the urban bustle at Centre culturel francais St Exupery.
To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nouakchott trip planner .
If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major airport is Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 29th (Mon), you're off tohome.