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Akjoujt is a small city located in western Mauritania, right at the edge of the Sahara Desert. The name itself means "wells" in Arabic, hinting at its historical importance as a desert oasis. The climate here is hot and dry, with average highs reaching over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer. Despite the heat, Akjoujt has a long history of mining, with copper being extracted for centuries. In fact, archaeological evidence suggests copper mining in the area dates back as far as 1000 BC! Today, the city remains an important mining centre, with gold now being the primary resource. If you're looking for a glimpse into Mauritania's mining history and a chance to experience the stark beauty of the Sahara Desert, Akjoujt could be an interesting destination.

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Airports near Akjoujt

Reach Akjoujt your way. You can easily travel to Akjoujt using any of these 4 airports.

Nouakchott International Airport

Located approximately 250 kilometres southeast of Akjoujt, Nouakchott International Airport is the closest international airport. It serves as the main gateway to Mauritania and offers both domestic and international flights.


Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport

Situated in Senegal, Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport is another option for travellers heading to Akjoujt. It is approximately 400 kilometres southwest of Akjoujt and offers a range of international flights.


Nouadhibou International Airport

Although not as well-connected as the previous two options, Nouadhibou International Airport is located approximately 400 kilometres northwest of Akjoujt. It primarily serves domestic flights within Mauritania but may offer limited international connections.


Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport

Another airport in Dakar, Senegal, approximately 600 kilometres northwest of Akjoujt. Similar to Blaise Diagne International Airport, Travellers may need to take a connecting flight or drive to reach Akjoujt.

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Things to do in Akjoujt

Exploring Akjoujt's many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've handpicked our top 3:

Unearth the Secrets of the Past

Explore the ancient ruins of Akjoujt, a testament to Mauritania's rich history and culture. Discover the mysteries of this once-thriving city and immerse yourself in the captivating stories of its past.

Experience the Thrill of Gold and Copper Mining

Akjoujt is renowned for its abundant mineral resources. Embark on a unique adventure to the city's bustling mines, witness the extraction process, and learn about the significant role mining plays in Mauritania's economy.

Marvel at the Majestic Desert Landscapes

Akjoujt offers breathtaking views of the Sahara Desert. Experience the serene beauty of the golden dunes, witness the stunning desert sunsets, and enjoy the tranquility that this unique landscape offers.