Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > Sahara Travel Forum

Sahara Travel Forum Topics specific to North Africa and the Sahara down to the 17th parallel (excludes Morocco)
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Desert Travels - Motorcycle Journeys in the Sahara and West Africa!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10 Sep 2009
Xander's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Back Down Under (WA)
Posts: 482
Mauritania visa in Morocco - advice on border/safety?

Hi, we're currently in Marrakech and are planning to head to the Mauri border in around 2 weeks time. We're thinking of getting our visa at the border to save going back to Rabat (note we know someone who recently tried to get a visa in Casalanca, can no longer get it there, it is definitely in Rabat).

Does anyone have recent advice on getting a visa at the border, costs, and what the safety situation is like? The Australian Embassy has increased it's warning level but we would like to know how real the concern is!

Cheers, Xander and Mrs X
__________________
2000 Africa Twin
http://two-up-ona-twin.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12 Sep 2009
Xander's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Back Down Under (WA)
Posts: 482
Sorry guys but bump.
__________________
2000 Africa Twin
http://two-up-ona-twin.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12 Sep 2009
Super Moderator
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,912
Xander- I have no sufficiently up to date information- all I can offer is this-

1- Transit visas have been available at the border but do get 'stopped' for a variety of reasons- it is a risk you take to be turned around if they refuse and it is a long way to Rabat back is that happens-

2- to be sure of entry, I would suggest you stop in Rabat and get them there. It's on the way!
If you arrive at opening time you should be able to get it back the next day- Be aware of Fridays as they are only open until 11am due to Prayers- then are closed until Monday- so time it to arrive in Rabat on Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday for best chance of next day.

Mauritanian Consulate
Ambassade de la République Islamique de Mauritanie au Maroc
6, Rue Thami Lamdawar, B.P 207, Rabat-Souissi
Tel:00-212-37656679 / 00-212-7656678 / Fax: 00-212-37656680
The Malian Embassy is only about 100 meters away from there as well.

Make sure you have local currency ( was about 350 Dirhams) and 2 passport photos each

Useful link for Mauritania here

Last edited by Bertrand; 12 Sep 2009 at 12:44. Reason: added coords
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 14 Sep 2009
Xander's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Back Down Under (WA)
Posts: 482
Hi Thanks for the reply,
Since the bump, we have gotten confirmation that they are currently (14 sept 09) not issuing visas at the border. So it is back up to Rabat for us.
Cheers
Xander and Mrs X
__________________
2000 Africa Twin
http://two-up-ona-twin.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 20 Sep 2009
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Lund, Sweden
Posts: 8
Hi
We went cross the border from Maroc to Mauri with out getting the visa in Rabat this July. Didn´t seem to be any problem.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 20 Sep 2009
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: hong kong
Posts: 17
Xander, would be interested in how long it took you to get your Mauritanian Visa in Rabat.
Pls can you post the procedure, cost and time???

Heading down in a month and planning to get my visa in Rabat.

thanks
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 21 Sep 2009
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Copenhagen
Posts: 34
Awiting Visa at Mauritanian embassy right now

Hi

If you have looked further down in the post's of this forum. You would see that I'm in Rabat right now. Went to the embassy Friday 18SEP2009 for issuing the Visa for Mauritania. Staying at Grand Hotel until Tuesday, where I will pick up the Visa at 3 o'clock. Why it takes so long, was because of Ramadan. Once I have in hand, I will start heading down south, taking a week or two to get the final experiences of Morocco. Would like to see the coast and Mountains.

PS: I paid 360 Dirhams for the Mauritanian Visa. On Chris Scott's page it says 200. Either they ripped me, or Chris might update his site. Otherwise thanks for great info on your site. Hope to meet you some day.

Anybody knows the time to get a Mali Visa in Rabat, is it still possible down in Nouakchott?

All the best and good luck

mhoey
Around the World Journey | mhoey
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 25 Sep 2009
Xander's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Back Down Under (WA)
Posts: 482
Quote:
Originally Posted by regulator View Post
Xander, would be interested in how long it took you to get your Mauritanian Visa in Rabat.
Pls can you post the procedure, cost and time???

Heading down in a month and planning to get my visa in Rabat.

thanks
Just a quicky almost at the mauri border now. visa in rabat was in by 10.30 am on wednesday and back 2.30 pm thursday - recommend early application as they appear to cloe in middle of day. visa cost 340 dirham each. try to specify your start and end date - they try to get visa to start on day you apply and only lasts one month. we managed to get 6 weeks for price of 4 still started on day of application though. make sure you avoid friday as things shut down - fridays often closed everywhere in morocco or very limited - not just ramadan we understand.

hate this keyboard - hope all is clear and good luck
Xander and Mrs X
__________________
2000 Africa Twin
http://two-up-ona-twin.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 25 Sep 2009
roamingyak.org's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Portugal
Posts: 1,069
Yes, you can get a Mali visa in NKCT easily, go at 9am, ask nicely, and you can have it the same day (midday?) usually.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 13 Oct 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 249
Got a Mauri visa at the border on 19.09.09 for €20, seems its only valid for 3 days though.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 14 Oct 2009
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 73
And is it possible to extend it at Nouadhibou police station?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 14 Oct 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 249
Suppose so in NDB, definitley in Nouakchott, no idea of prices.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 15 Oct 2009
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: London / Limerick
Posts: 22
Hi Xander (or anyone else),
How is the safety situation in Mauritania?

We're getting a bit spooked by the Aus & British Foreign Consulate warnings.

Any news welcome.

Take care.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 18 Oct 2009
roamingyak.org's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Portugal
Posts: 1,069
Is the campsite in Sale still open for those going to Rabat for a visa?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 20 Oct 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: London
Posts: 545
I second Roaming Yak. Mali visa is available in Noukchott on the same day, if you ask nicely.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can I get a Mauritanian visa at Morocco / Mauritania border? steve.lorimer Trip Paperwork 1 20 Oct 2008 08:32
Mauritania Visa at Morocco Border kdgreene sub-Saharan Africa 1 28 Aug 2008 20:52
Mauritania Visa at border? Lotjamie Sahara Travel Forum 1 11 Jul 2007 12:13
Mauritania Border Visa... aricher Sahara Travel Forum 7 13 Oct 2006 15:19
Visa to Mauritania in the border ??? Nelson Filipe Sahara Travel Forum 2 23 Jun 2002 00:26

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

Next HU Eventscalendar

See all events

 

Latvia to Australia, an inspirational 5 month journey full of unexpected adventures!

HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.

 

Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!

Renedian Adventures

Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:55.