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Mauritania Travel Answers

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 10, 2015
I am planning on going to Mauritania for studying purpose

Guys can anyone of you give me information about the nouakchott airport's on arrival visa because am from Srilanka our country doesn't have an embassy of Mauritania so when i checked it out it says we can get on arrival visa, so I just need to know if its on arrival what are the documents I need to carry while am traveling? ...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 26, 2015
technical stop visa  (5 Answers)

My ticket doesn't show a stop in Mauritania but now I've heard we will land there for refueling, no change of planes. Is a transit visa required?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 09, 2014
Car or bike?  (3 Answers)

Hi. Great info. Is this doable with a car, or only by bike? Hoping to do about the same in a few weeks! All the best, Alex

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 29, 2013
Morocco to Mauritania  (2 Answers)

Hi everyone,

I am planning to go to Morocco, then Mauritania this December. Is there any public transport for this route? I do not drive so I am looking for a bus or trains. Of course the cheaper the better. If you have answers, I would really appreciate.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 02, 2013
Morocco-Mauritania-Senegal Frontiers - Is it Safe??!  (2 Answers)

Dear Travelers,

I am planning to do a car road trip from Morocco to Senegal. And I am hearing that the Borders in Mauritania are not sure at all? Did someone cross it recently? And notice something?
I will be with a German Volkswagen Touran, I am Italian (blond...) and I wlll be with my professor teacher from Senegal (a woman) and her brother and maybe a moroccan friend... What do you think? We are planning to cross the borders around mi-august.

Thank you very much in advance,

All the best,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2013
Best beach hotel  (1 Answer)

What the best hotel on the beach

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 25, 2010
Travel to Mauritania  (5 Answers)


I have a friend living in Nouakchott, and I'd like to visit her. I'm living in NY now, and I worry a bit about traveling from here to there... mainly security issues. I would like to hear back from someone who's traveled there recently. I'd love to learn some good travel advice so that I can ensure my safety. I'm a smart traveler, so I feel that I'll be ok once I'm with my friend, but I'm just a little worried about the airport & standing out.

Also, I'm interested in doing a photo project related to my travels, and I'd love to hear any suggestions you may have on subject matter that I should look into.

Thank you,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 12, 2010
visa available at border morocco and mauritania ?  (9 Answers)

im travelling with my 4x4 to sell to a friend of a friend in mauritania .
i want to know if i can get a visa at the border btwn western sahara and mauritania as of today . i know things have changed recently .
thank you !!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 19, 2010
From Noukchott to Casablanca by train  (8 Answers)

How often train goes from Noukchott to Casablanca and how much does it cost?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 17, 2009
Mexican Restaurant  (2 Answers)

Is is still there? I plan on visiting next spring.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 29, 2009
Road trip knowledge wanted-UK to Mali  (3 Answers)

Hi all. Im considering a road trip to Mali from the UK next Dec. Having difficulty finding any info on routes once i get Morrocco, thru Mauritania to Kayes Mali. I know it can be done! It would be great to get some tips.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 02, 2008
swimming  (1 Answer)

Can you were a bathing costume when you swim in the see?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 19, 2007
Information  (1 Answer)

A piece of info about visas I just picked up on a French site for anyone that's interested : The embassy for Mauritania in Morocco has changed it's adress from Casablanca to RABAT.

Now : 6 rue Thani Lamdawar
BP 207 Souissi


Tel : 00 212 37 65 66 78

Also posted on Africa forum

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 06, 2007
uk to namibia south west africa help by road

hi im thinck of driving to namibia from uk and was wondering if an one has any sugestion and advise or fourm a train of cars on this trip the countries i plane go through are marocco, mauritania, mali ,burkina faso ,benin, nigeria, cameroon, congo, zambia, namibia caprivi strip where my journy will end if any one has any information please

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 23, 2007
Business link.

how will i, as a tourist get connected to the kind of business i do in my country? In other words, during the cause of my stay how can virtual tourist get me the business contact so that subsequent trips will be both tourist/business trips? I deal with spiced juices. spiced honey these are generated from garlic. ginger and honey packaged in containers of variuos sizes.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 15, 2007
overland from ghana to morocco  (2 Answers)

I am hoping to travel overland from Ghana to Morocco via Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, The Gambia and Mauritania for 2 months. I was just interested to know if anyone has done this or part of it and could let me know any advice, places to go or not to go etc.
Am not sure about border crossing between Mauritania and Morocco - is it possible to get a visa at the border? And is there any public transport or would I havt to hitch - not sure about that as am a solo female traveller.
Would appreciate any help!! thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 02, 2006
crossings marocco mauritania senegal guinea-bissau  (1 Answer)

I am planning to travel to guinea-bissau by motorcycle soon. does anyone have updated information specifically on border crossings, land mines and the likes from westenrn sahara through to guinea-bissau. I know that there is a bit of heat in the north of guinea-bissau but i don't know how it might affect travellers.
thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 13, 2006
Hotels in Atar  (2 Answers)

My boss and his two kids are going to Atar in January to meet some friends doing the Paris Dakar rally which has a rest day in Atar. I have found details of some places in Atar he could stay but am unable to get hold of telephone numbers to book anything. (ie. I keep reading about Hotel Bab Sahara but cannot find any details) Does anyone have any suggestions or contact numbers for places to stay. They just need somewhere basic and clean.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 06, 2006
Travelling from Mauritania to Morocco

I'm off to Morocco and Mauritania next month, flying into Marrakech, stay there for a few days, make my way to Mauritania, travel round then return to Morocco to continue my travels.

My question concerns the border crossing at Mauritania/Morocco. I know going south is not a problem, I am however getting conflicting information concerning the journey North to Morocco..... so far the 'information' is as follows:

1. No problem, although not too much traffic
2. It is illegal - pay massive bribes or be arrested.
3. Permission must be obtained from the embassy in Nouakchott and shown at the border crossing.

Recent, accurate information is appreciated. :-)



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 01, 2006
Travelling around

What is the best way to travel around in Mauritania. Are there some regular buses or something?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 31, 2005
$30 a day government-regulated minimum spending requirement?

I read that the Mauritania government requires you to spend30 a day when in the country, and that this is tracked by paperwork. Is this true?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 21, 2005
Overland from Morocco - Mauritania - Mali (Oct-Nov '05)  (5 Answers)

I am planning to travel from casablanca all the way into Mali by road without my own vehicle around the end of oct. '05 and then flying back from bamako. I have scheduled this journey for a month. I know its difficult to predict travelling times in the great desert but still I would like to know if I am way out of the mark especially since I would be hitching rides and public transport if any. Also I would appreciate suggestions and recent border conditions that exist between these countries. If anyone is planning to travel this route and willing to share the fuel then let me know.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 26, 2005
Trip to Mauritania  (2 Answers)

I´m planning to go to Mauritania in OCT (NOV) 05. I´m going from Sevilla through Morocco and Western Sahara and I´m looking for somebody to go with me. I haven´t decided for exact departure yet. If you´re interested please mail me...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 05, 2005
entering mauritania  (1 Answer)

i will be travelling to morocco in april and would very much like to spend some time in mauritania and perhaps senegal. as i would intend to cross the border from morocco i am wondering what the current political climate is like in the western sahara region. is it considered safe to go there? what security issues should i take into consideration when travelling to this region ? also, what public transport exists, if any, to make such a journey from morocco to mauritania? and if anyone has any knowledge of mauritania or senegal, how easy is it to travel across land from mauritania to senegal? would it be considered safe?
any replies will be very much appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 16, 2004
morocco, western sahara and mauritanian car ride!!  (1 Answer)

im going south again with my car this time alone. my plans is to get out of portugal on december 18th and head south to morocco for a couple of days in erg chebbi sahara to get my car painted in erfoud for just a couple of euros ha! cheap cheap! i want to go fast. so max 5 days all way to mauritania, so this is be just a lift down south. ill direct go to agadir direct dakhla and nouadhibou mauritania. stay for 2 days and go to nouakchott after. ill stop here but anyone that wants to join in this trip i can give a ride and maybe share some fuel?! yup, better for me... we go all this way with car. pass western sahara and the huge desert in mauritania. 50 euros needed for mauritanian visa given at the border. contact me please... thank you joao leitao

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 13, 2003
Planning to go to Mauritania  (1 Answer)

Hi to all of you!!! Hope that you all are having a loooooot of fun wherever you are. I'm planning to go to the south pretty soon (I'm from Rabat-Morocco). I'd love to go to Chinguetti in Mauritania (I don't know if you heard about it: it's a thousand years old city in the middle of the desert, half buried by the sand very old and magic......). I'am looking for a travelmate in November (at the end of Ramadan) or in December...If you wanna go to the south of Morocco, or planning to go to Mauritania, just drop me a line at: [email] Hope to hear from you guys soon!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 11, 2003
crossing from Western Sahara  (13 Answers)

Has anyone travelled recently Marocco - Western Sahara - Mauritania overland? would like to know more about... thanks, Bo!

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