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?
Does anyone have current information (2014) on how to get an LOI for a Visa?
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
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.
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,
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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.
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 !!
How often train goes from Noukchott to Casablanca and how much does it cost?
Is is still there? I plan on visiting next spring.
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.
Can you were a bathing costume when you swim in the see?
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
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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
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.
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
around 20th February, i need to travel overland from Zouerat to Tindouf.Any idea?
what kind of fish crops in this region?lobster?
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.
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.
You have mentioned that there are many dead ships on the port of Nouadhibou. I am interested in them. Can you please inform me how many ships are there? And also the average weight of each of them.
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. :-)
What is the best way to travel around in Mauritania. Are there some regular buses or something?
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?
I me and my team, will be at Nouakchott in january racing in the Lisboa-Dakar.
We need a hotel to stay, but there are no rooms.
Can anyone tell me of an hotel to stay? it's urgent...Thanks
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.
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...
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.
As you should now the Barcelona - Dakar will be staying in Atar from 8 to 11 of January. I will be traveling along, and would like to now the adress and phone number of the local hospital, just in case... Thank you very much! Have a good year!
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