Accessible Travel

Only the high-end hotels in Nouakchott are likely to have lifts or other amenities designed for travellers with disabilities. Streets and footpaths are generally potholed or uneven, and ramps scarce. Accommodation at many budget hotels is on the ground floor, however bathroom access can be difficult. Challenges like these are only partly offset by the fact that Mauritanians are usually very accommodating and helpful.

Most taxis are small sedans and minivans are not wheelchair equipped. Pricey 4WD vehicles are available for rent in Nouakchott.

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