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Cycle Guide Mauritania
More desert than life, Mauritania can be a pity. But it’s also pleasing to see the transition from the Sahara in the North to a little bit of green in the South. The history of the North African country isn’t very flamboyant, with several recent coups. But for now, like other Western African countries, there is a time of peace and prosperity.
You need a visa to visit Mauritania. You can get it on the border with Morocco and Senegal.
|Language||French, local languages|
|Currency||Ouguiya (2019: €1 = MRO 41)|
|GDP-rank||#162 (of 192 countries)|
See & Do
It is possible. Just get off the main road and find a place in the dessert.
A great way of meeting locals and sleeping in your own comfortable bed. Ask anyone in a village and they will search a spot for you.
Some places have accomodation, but it’s expensive. Think about 300-800 MRO for the cheapest price.
WS / CS
Not very common, only big cities offer CS hosts.
Unknown, but the best chances are somewhere in Nouakchott.
Food & Drinks
- Onroad: Bread with jam
- Local food: Thieboudienne
- Local drink: Tea (liquid sugar…), baobab juice
Generally safe to cycle, be cautious in big cities.