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...
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
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.
[This message has been edited by todo (edited 10 June 2004).]
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.
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 .
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.
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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