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Filming in

Mauritania

WHAT OUR FILM FIXERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT FILM LOCATIONS IN MAURITANIA , NORTH AFRICA

Mauritania is best known for the Sahara desert, ancient towns, oasis, and beautiful deserted beach locations, landscape is dry desert. There is also some tropical forest along the Sénégal River in the south of the country. Agricultural film locations include nomadic herding of camels, sheep, and goats. Industrial locations include iron ore, gold, and copper mines, as well as offshore oil and gas facilities. Mauritania is the starting point of the Trans-West African Coastal Highway. Film location of notes are

  • Port de Pêche is a fishing port in Nouakchott, home to hundreds of colourful pirogues
  • Medieval town ruins in Koumbi Saleh.
  • An oasis in Terjit.
  • The Eye of the Sahar in the Sahara’s Adrar Plateau.
  • The Tenoumer crater and Kiffa crater are spectacular desert meteor impact craters.
  • Banc d’Arguin National Park, in the south of the country, is a major breeding site for migratory birds, including flamingos, broad-billed sandpipers, pelicans and terns.
  • The Bay of Nouadhibou is one of the world’s largest ship graveyards
  • The Iron Ore Train, stretching out at 3km long, is one of the world’s longest trains.