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Mauritania Visitor Information

Climate Chart for Mauritania
Climate Chart for Mauritania

The climate, particularly in the deserts areas is hot and dry. The south has a raining season from July to October but most of Mauritania receives little or no rain. Between April and October temperatures can reach up to 40°C for the remaining part of the year temperatures range between 13°C and 29°C. The cooling sea breeze in the coastal regions keep the temperatures slightly lower.

Visas are required by all but Nationals of some African countries can enter on a national identity card.

Official Currency:    Mauritanian Ouguiya
Current Exchange Rate:   Today's Exchange Rate

Air

Domestic flights are operated between Nouakchott, Atar, Nouâdhibou, Ayoûn el Atroûs, Tidjikka, Kaédi, Néma and Zouérat. There is a small departure tax charged for each domestic flight.

Railways / Train Services

There is a train service between Nouâdhibou and Zouérat primarily for the ore mines but there is often a passenger car attached. It is a slow and pretty uncomfortable ride.

Bus

There is no bus service to speak of but trucks and land rovers operate between Nouâdhibou and Nouakchott, Atâr and Chinguetti. Road condition are very poor and travel is slow, overcrowded and uncomfortable. There are plenty of taxis around towns but these are expensive.

Road

In some regions during heavy rains the roads become impassable and on lesser used unsealed routes a 4 wheel drive vehicle is necessary.
There are some car hire firms in the main cities.

1st January - New Years Day
1st May - Labour Day
25 May - African Liberation Day
7th July - Prophet's birthday
1st November - All Saints Day
28th November - National Day

Electric Power is 220V - 240V running at 50Hz.
The Plug type used Mauritania is: "Type C, E & F"

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