About Mauritania

If you love deserts, you’ll love the ever-changing landscape of this large country.  At present, the Saharan Adrar region, with its World Heritage–listed caravan towns is currently off-limits for security reasons.  With one of the world’s lowest population densities, the country is equally split between Moors of Arab-Berber descent and black Africans.  The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, which is home to around a third of the country’s 4.4 million people.  Mauritania is also known for having an Iron Ore train, one of the longest trains in the world. It’s 2.5 km in length with 200 train cars carrying 85 tons of iron ore from mines in Zouerat to Mauritania’s second largest city, Nouadihbou.

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By |February 1st, 2019|0 Comments

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By |January 27th, 2019|2 Comments

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By |January 15th, 2019|1 Comment

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How to get Mauritania Visa in Rabat, Morocco

By |November 8th, 2018|0 Comments

The process is pretty straightforward. Mauritania visa is biometric and can be issued in 24 hours. You will need to arrive at the embassy in Rabat between 9am-12am (Monday – Thursday) to apply and [...]

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