Mauritania in detail

Sleeping

There's an expanding number of high-end hotels catering to international business travellers in Nouakchott and, to a much lesser extent, Nouâdhibou and Atâr. In the desert, you'll find numerous basic auberges or campements. They consist of a series of tikits (stone huts) or khaimas (tents) that come equipped with mattresses on the floor.