Q:Road Condition between NKC and Atar in Mauritania
I plan to travel from Nouakchott(NKC) to Atar and Chinguetti in Mauritania and am wondering whether I can drive a car for that travel. The information I collected so far is : Previously the road condition was acceptable only for the section between Nouakchott and Akjoujt. Some construction work, however, was made around 2000. After the work,it became possible for one to get to Atar from NKC in 7 hours and to Chinguetti from Atar in 1 hour.
Also what I read was that sand dunes move contniuosly in that region and parts of the the road are apt to be covered by sand.
What is the current condtion of the road? Is the road contion relatively well maintained so that the current driving hours is still close to the 7 hours and 1 hour or the condition became very bad nowadays one needs to give up the idea of driving a car there unless one is fully experienced and prepared against car problems such as puncture and suspension breaks?
I need this information urgently. Anybody has recent information?