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My brother and I are planning a trip by motorbike to the Festival au Desert in January and the route from Europe will take us through Mauritania. I have just been told that it is closed to overland travel and that we should ship to Gambia instead.
We have a lot of planning still to do and are planning a significant charity concert in London in October so would welcome any information/views before we trip ourselves up.
just back from Dakar, Mauri was open 4 weeks ago, no visas issued in europe so Rabat is the best bet, fridays gets the visa on the same day, ensure if your coming back through Mauri you get a multiple entry and check it says so in your visa in the passport i didnt and had a 500 km 2 day round trip in Senegal to buy more visa in Dakar, try not to use Rosso its getting stupid verging on dangerous wading through corrupt officials and greedy fixers,Diama is a safer bet just a bad road to get to it
So they are not issuing Mauritanian visas in Europe anymore?
It is very important to have accurate information about if Mauritania is open to overlanders, because nowadays this is the only road crossing the Sahara which can be done without being robbed/kidnapped in 99,9% of the cases.
We got visas no probs about 6 weeks ago in Rabat.
Regarding Rosso, its OK but expect to pay around 50 euros for a 24hour pass avant that needs to be extended in Dakar, it is a real pain in the arse to sort.
Sorry, expect to pay 50 euros for the " Formalities" regarding your passport an crossing over to Senegal and the "assistence" that you will get on the other side. The actual pass avant cost only 2500 cfa.
some recent news on coming from mali into mauritnania. I guess most people will be coming from marocco heading to either mali or sengal.
we crossed into from mali to mauritnaia on the 27/09/2010 at nioro (mali, border 60km north of nioro) to gogui (mauritania)
very easy crossing. little hassle aside from us having to go back ot nioro to get a carnet stamp. that added an hour to our journey. we hadn't read about this, so anyone coming from the south, heading north into mauritnaia this way, get a stamp at the bureau of finances on the edge of town, coming from nioro centre, the office if just where you start heading to the border at the edge of town/or turn right to the tarmac to bamako (you will have come from this direction)
stashed last of s african red wine in roof tent for fear of being searched for alcohol
we made it to ayoun el atrous that day. stayed the night there with two french trucks. they went on ahead. we found them after a while , when we got into town. we followed them and camped in the middle of town
we got moved on by the police at 8 30 pm, they said it wasn't safe to camp, so we followed them in convoy to a police checkpoint at the edge of town. last check point as you leave town before you head to kiffa
Anyone staying in ayoun will have to do the same. we were intending to get to kiffa that day, but got delayed.
maybe more police points than normal, so take many fiche copies (details of your passports/registration number/chassis number to give to the police when you stop
it's our first time in mauritania, so not sure if this situation has changed because of the security. you feel like your being monitored for progress, so a good thing
felt safe anyway, and now in Nouakchott at auberge menata in the centre of town
more shade here than the auberge de sahara, 5 minutes drive away. well needed this time of year
heading to atar in next few days.
got mauritnaian visa in 20 minuted in bamako. embassy is near the chinese embassy or the dutch embassy in hippodrome area. easy to find.
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