Health & safety
Mauritania is one of the safest countries in Africa. A word of warning though: there are thousands of land mines buried along the Mauritanian side of the border with the Western Sahara, even as close as a few kilometres from Nouâdhibou.
Mauritania is a conservative Muslim country but it is by no means the most extreme in this regard. Women might get the odd bit of sexual harassment, but it’s nothing in comparison with some North African countries. It’s wise to dress modestly.
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