Mauritania Transportation

  • The border to Senegal
    The border to Senegal
    by lotharscheer
  • The border to Senegal
    The border to Senegal
    by lotharscheer
  • The border to Senegal
    The border to Senegal
    by lotharscheer

Mauritania Transportation

  • Take the train!

    Choum - Nouadhibou: This is a fantastic journey that you should not miss while in Mauritania. Some say that it is the longest train in the world loading over 200 carriages. There is only a carriage for travelers.

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  • Travelling by air

    The distances in Mauritania are enormous, the condition of the roads is often bad and many towns are not reachable by paved road. So most people fly. Air Mauritanie is one of the better airlines in West Africa. Most flights are fully booked, so make reservations in time.Between Nouakchott and Nouadhibou are twice daily flights. So within one day...

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  • Local minibuses

    Everytime I did see local minibuses or trucks with very high loads on top, I wonder how they could manage to drive with all this stuff without loosing it !Very often the loads had the same height as the vehicle itself. That´s the advantage of a country without fly-overs. Though at the moment I write this, I realise that some towns in the north have...

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  • A landcruiser and a pajero

    We did the transsahara-crossing from the south to the north of Mauritania with two 4WDs of the Dutch organisation Transsahara of Marius Dussel from Leeuwarden. We could drive the cars ourselves or just participate as passenger. The two cars of our trip were a 22-years old Toyota landcruiser and a 18-years old Mitsubishi Pajero. Many parts of our...

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  • ´The road of hope´ from Nouakchott to...

    From the Atlantic coast the ´road of hope´ or the TransmMauritanienne connects the capital Nouakchott with Nema in the deep south. The Transmauritanienne has a lenght of 1113 KM.For 200 KM we took a part of this smooth highway from Kiffa to Sangrafa. Allthough there was not much trafffic on this highway, we saw more cars here than on all the other...

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  • Donkey carts

    In Senegal and Mali we saw allready many donkey carts the days before we arrived in Mauritania. After we left the sandy tracks of the south behind us, we did see also a lot of donkey carts in the trading centre Kiffa. The most donkey carts, we saw here, transported whole families, sometimes with some products for or from the market. Later in...

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  • Muoloud of SURMI voyages

    If you like to go to Mauritania contact my friend Mouloud, he is the best guide to go everywhere in the Sahara. You can plane your trip directly by internet (email: surmi@surmi.net).

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  • The world longest train...

    The train from Nouadhibou to Choum is the longest train in the world.The iron ore train carry thousands of tons of crusehed rock in a chain of wagons up to three kilometres long. Their schecules and frequencies depend partly on the speed of the extraction at the mines, and on unpredictable hold-ups-damaged rails, enginefailure and even in the past,...

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  • NDB-NKT

    There are very unconfortable pick-up trucks that take people from Nouakchott to Nouadhibou and vice-versa. The only thing about this type of transportation is that you'll share the back part of an old pick up truck along with about 15 more people. Take care with your bag. If you get the night transportation, remeber that the majority of the trucks...

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  • 4WD

    This is the best way to travel all around Mauritania.Mauritania is bounded west by the Atlantic Ocean, north by Morocco, north-east by Algeria, east and south-east by Mali, and south by Senegal. Around 40% is Sahara Desert, 30% semi-desert. There is a narrow band of fertile land along the Senegal river. Area: The total area of Mauritania is...

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  • Regular flights from Paris...

    Regular flights from Paris and Marseilles to Nouanchott. If you are going to visit the Adrar region take a flight from Marseilles to Atar. Unless you have a lot of time to spend there, to travel inland you need a car.We travelled by rental cars with local drivers. I recommend that you do the same, for safety reasons. We met very professional...

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  • The best way is to fly to...

    The best way is to fly to Nuakchott. There are several airlines as:Air Afrique,Air Mauritania,Royal Air MarocThe public transport is rare and sometimes impossible. So the best way is taking your own 4x4 vehicle (you must be an expert driving on sand) or to hire one with a good driver-guide. I recommend you to contract the services of a travel...

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  • By air from Senegal to...

    By air from Senegal to Noakhchott or by a convoi fromMarocco. Make sure your Mauretanian Sponsor is awaiting you at the border. Sometime the border is closed for a long time. Then take desert track to Nouadhibouh and futher allthe way down to Nouakhshott. Only drive in convoi preferredaccomanied by local guards.All access now closed due to dispute...

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