Children younger than nine months should avoid travel to Mauritania because the yellow fever vaccine is not approved for them. Baby-changing facilities are mostly non-existent and sidewalks are unsuited to strollers. A handful of high-end hotels in Nouakchott have outdoor swimming pools. Camel trips in the desert are certainly enjoyable and recommended for older kids. You can generally expect hospitality and warmth from Mauritanians if you arrive with kids in tow.