Crossing Mauritania with family...
I work in Guinea-Bissau with an NGO and will be driving down a new Land Cruiser with my family in July of 2008. I have done the trip before, but am now seeing a lot of news about safety and tourists being targeted in Mauritania. In understand the "official websites" by State Dept and others usually make things a lot more serious than they are. Has anyone crossed the Maroc/Mauritanian border and driven across Mauritania lately? Would bringing my family and kids make me stick out. We plan to spend 2 nights in the country before getting into Senegal. Any thoughts would be welcome.