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Mauritania : Transit or Entended/Multi Entry Visa ?

We'll be passing theough Mauritania enroute for Ghana and I am wondering whether we should get a transit visa at the border and just drive on to Mali, or is it worth getting an extended/multi entry visa in Casablanca and take our time.
We don't plan to go off piste and as our main interest is in sub-saharian countries and I'm not sure if it is worth the detour to Casablanca and the hassle.

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Embassy in Casa

Well I have been to the embassy yesterday and it takes 2 days now. Before we used to pick it up the same day afternoon.
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I think it is worth to stay in Mauritania, if you just do the Atlantic route there is not much to see. I was there this summer and I enjoyed the Atar region, but especially the old beach piste. Also the road to Kiffa was very nice. I would recommend getting the visa before, stay a little bit longer and then cross the border not in Rosso with all the hassle but take the new asphalt road from Ayoun el Atrous. No hassle there and asphalt until Dakar.
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Travelling through mauritania

Hi Ian we are planning on travelling from dakhla to senegal during the next week. We will be in dakhla on 2nd september. Do you have transport organised to travel along the coast across mauritania?
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We don't leave the UK intil 7th October and plan to be in Morocco by the 17th October. So we'll be way behind you
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Hi Ian we are planning on travelling from dakhla to senegal during the next week. We will be in dakhla on 2nd september. Do you have transport organised to travel along the coast across mauritania?
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