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Hey guys,

I am going to Mauritania, Burkina, Senegal, Benin and Togo this July. I wanna ask about your experience with water bottles with filter in that part of the world. Have someone used it there?? Does it work well??? I'm not too precautious, but I am thinking about getting one, since we go to remote and not touristy places, so I wanna know if it's worth buying it.
Thanks!

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Since there is limited information some details of my 3 week trip March 17-April 6 2017 by this US citizen may be helpful.

Sites: The thousand year old cities on the same old trade route as Timbuktu, especially their mosques, were the main draw for me. Google search Google images for Chinguetti, Ouadane, Tichitt, and Oualata to gauge your interest. Similar old city remnants worth visiting but sans mosques can also be visited in Tidjikja and Nema (if police don't sequester you at the latter)…

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Hi there,

I wanna go from either Marrakech or rabat to Choum to ride the iron ore train and surf waves on the coast. Is this possible? what do I need to do is there public transport to choum? there is a lot of info about getting from Dakhla to Nouaadhibou but never to Chou.

also what are the waves like?

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Visa on Arrival

Hi I'm planning on going to Mauritania overland from Morocco and I plan on arriving at the border between May 12-15. I've read that you can now obtain a visa on arrival at the Mauritanian border for 55 euros, and I just wanted to ask if this was definitely the case and if anyone has recent experience with it. I usually try to get visa's in advance but for logistical reasons I'm not sure that I'll be able to and leaving these things up to the border can make me nervous. Also if anyone has any…

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Hello! Planning a trip to Mauritania, the question arose - is it possible to get from Nouakchott to Rishat on the track which is marked on google maps "No. 1" - Nouakchott-Akjoujt-Atar-Wadan? Traffic There?

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Rental Car

Hello,

does anybody know about rental car companies in Mauretania? I would like to rent a car for a week, but all I can find is Europcar, which is quite expensive.

Thanks,
Bernd

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Hey travellers,

In October 2017 I will be travelling from Rabat to Dakar. I was wondering how the border-crossing is from Western Sahara to Mauritania. Many travel advices say that the border is a no-go zone, and I heard it can be quite a hassle. Does anyone have any experience in the region. Is the best place to cross at Nouadhibou or are there better places? Also, how is the general safety of Mauritania, how seriously should I take the travel advice. I hear from many people that it is very…

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costs?

Hi, I'm in Ghana now flying to senegal next month but major visit is Mauritania. Though LP and Rough Guide say cheap hotels out of the capitals can be had from $10, virtually all listed in city sections are $30/$40 and up. Are they just not listing the cheap ones? Or are prices in Senegal/Mauritanis really 3x/4x costs on benin/Togo/Ghana? thx

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Hi,

I was wondering whether anybody could confirm if Mauritanian tourist visas are currently being issued on arrival at the Rosso border crossing with Senegal, and, if so, whether these visas cost the same as at the Nouadibhou crossing (currently 55eur, apparently)? Plenty of posts confirm that Mauritanian visas on arrival are available coming south from Western Sahara (and that the new price of 55eur is being used), but I can find very little info on entering Mauritania from the other…

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Here's some notes of my ten-day trip to Mauritania in January 2017, hopefully it's helpful...

NKC:
Got my visa on arrival at Nouakchott airport, easy breezy, 55 euros. They even had change. I was the only obvious tourist aboard, but a long line still formed at the visa room. It was foreign guys who looked like oil workers etc. so be quick to get there first.
The airport is new, and kind of far from the center. So, the old taxi prices quoted in LP are totally off. I ended up paying 5000 both…