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Mauritania, in West Africa is an Arab Maghreb country that is boarded by Western Sahara, Algeria and Mali. Its capital city which is also the largest city in the country is Nouakchott, and located on the coast side of the Atlantic.

What documents do I need to enter Mauritania?

You must have a visa in order to enter Mauritania. The visas should be acquired prior to travelling. You must also have a passport that has at least 3 months of validity period.

What is the climate like in Mauritania?

The rainy season is normally experienced from the month of July to the month of September. In the months of May and June, the temperatures are very high and normally range from 38 to 40 degrees Celsius. Temperatures at the other times of the year are relatively low, usually ranging from 20°C to 25°C. In the desert regions, it is very hot during the day and very cold at night.

So, when is the best time to visit Mauritania?

The best time to visit Mauritania is during winter which is from November to February. During this time, the temperatures are normally low, 20 or 25°C during the day, but the nights in winter can be really cold and especially in the deserts areas of the country. The weather is very hot from April to September which is favorable fro tourists.

Car hire and Public Transport in Mauritania

There are quite a number of ways to move around Mauritania. You can use trains to move around, but the railway network is not very extensive, it only joins Nouadhibou, Choum and Zouerat. You could also use taxis to get to various destinations, but they can be expensive especially if you want to tour most of the sites.

Therefore, the best way to move around Mauritania is by car rental. The services of car hire in this country enable you to visit most of the popular sights in Mauritania conveniently. Car rental in this country is offered at quite competitive rates. Some of the popular companies that offer car rental services in Mauritania include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Alamao, Budget among others. It is also possible to get cheap car hire to suit your budget.

You can access the car hire services at the airport where the various car rental agencies have set up stations in order to offer their services to the passengers who need them.

What tourist attractions are there in Mauritania?
  • Nouakchott-The capital of Mauritania should not be left out during your tour in Mauritania. It is located at the coast and it has a vast desert landscape that has very low dunes spread with thorn bushes. Make sure to visit these places while in Nouakchott; the crafts center, the mosque, the Ksar, the carpet factory and the Marison de la Culture.
  • Parc National du Banc d’Argiun-This is a huge region of islands and coastline found between the Sahara desert and the Atlantic Ocean. From here, you can get to see different types of birds. Car hire is by far the most convenient way to get around Mauritania.

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