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Local fishing at its best

Here you will see hundreds of brightly painted fishing boats setting off and returning with their... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
AndrewKarney
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Hereford, United Kingdom
The essence of Nouakchott

Fishing is the primary industry and Port de Peche is where it happens. 4-6 pm Fishermen bring their... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Richard J
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Omaha
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Fishermen return from the sea each evening and sell their fresh catch at this portside fish market.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was one of the last stops in my itinerary with Time For Mauritania, a tour operator in Nouakchott. Port de Peche was a unique experience, and I enjoyed watching the the hundreds of brightly painted fishing boats on the beach, or coming in with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Keat_Siang73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Port de Peche was awesome - smelly but awesome! - one of the highlights of a visit to Nouakchott! I used an agency called TimeForMauritania for my trip to Nouakchott and south to Senegal, and I very highly recommend them! My guide, Hademine, was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank wndrlustr
Reviewed 10 January 2019

That means a visit around 5pm. Hundreds of intricately painted boats come in all at once and their catch is immediately transferred to the market stalls by the beach. The atmosphere is electric, the scenery superb, and you might even make some very good photos...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lang-Hoan P
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Hello Visitors If you want a tour in the fishing port or in Mauritanian you are welcome. I speak English and I have a car with AC and I can offer you a tour to the other interesting things in the city and help you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank mhacen18
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

One of the dirtiest places on earth. Technically, this is disembarkation point. Not a port. A huge crowd of fishermen and fish traders on layers of fish wastes that are here since ... centuries. Not to visit unless you're forced to.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank filalio
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

It is a quite classical beach where boats go to unload their fish and sell it. The beach is thin and dirty and smell as crazy as such places. It is crowded of boats. Behind the beach, that's the anthill, it is for business and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Loïc B
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Here you will see hundreds of brightly painted fishing boats setting off and returning with their very plentiful catch of diferent types of fish.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AndrewKarney
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

One of the busiest parts of Nouakchott ! When in Mauretania , this place is a must see , even if you will probably not stay for more than an hour ! Here probably not much has changed in the last decades !

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank kingofpeppange
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Fishing is the primary industry and Port de Peche is where it happens. 4-6 pm Fishermen bring their daily catch of many varieties of fish and seafood. They’re sold in hundreds of stalls, so it’s very busy with customers and guys using big 2-wheelers to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Richard J
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This was a great visit to see authentic fisherman of the area, you are able to see the boats and the catches of the day.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Best you pass by and have a look by yourself ! Words cannot render the athmosphere of this place !!!
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