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Yard in Nouakchott

I need a 'yard' in the capital to leave trailers/bikes/Land Rovers etc. for 10 days later this year.

Anyone have any ideas for where I can leave them nice and safe...

Sam.
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Try "Auberge Sahara", very friendly
and helpfull,new french, belgium, mauretanien management. I stayed there recently for about one week, by far best place I know in Nouakchott

www.auberge-sahara.com
GPS N 18°06.156, W 15°59.824
very easy to find, between the first and second roundabout/petrolstations on the Nouakchott mainroad, left side if you are coming from north.



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Going back a few years I stayed in hotel / campement de la Rose in Nouakchott.

Basic, but good location and pretty friendly. There is a yard and I'm sure they would look after your vehicle for a fee.

There was also a friendly old chap with a shafted 110 (he was bequeathed by some French guys - they abandoned it in the desert) who is kind of attached to the place, who loves Land Rovers and is good company if you want an inside track on Nouachott.

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Try Auberge La Dune opp Air France on JFK .
The guy who owns it is an Algerian retired Sahara Guide and full of stories . The Auberge has its own yard .
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Thanks for all those.

I'll follow them up. If anyone else has recommends, keep them coming - safe parking areas in cities are interesting to everyone.

Thanks again though, very useful.

Sam.
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Hi Sam,
In 2000 we bumped into Serge Proust of the "Garage de la Croix du Sud". His shop is quite large and I'm sure he could help you out. I have his phone number, drop me an email and I'll dig it out for you.

He doesn't speak a word of English, we don't speak a word of French, but we still had a great time. He's an ex-rally driver, did the Dakar in a Range Rover and also has some record for the fastest drive France to Chad or something, in a 2CV of course!

Take him some good wine, and you'll all have a blast! He'll also service the vehicle for you while you wait.

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