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I deleted a note saying that the source for the intro was . First, we don't normally list sources for our articles, since it's not OK to copy info from other sites. Second, the note was inaccurate -- this page is pretty much purely a CIA World Factbook import. --Evan 11:12, 10 Jun 2004 (EDT)

Is a Carnet de Passage needed?[edit]

Could someone confirm (and include in the article under "Get In / By Car" section) whether you need a Carnet de Passage in order to bring your car into Mauritania? I guess you don't need one, since my Lonely Planet guide says you don't need one, but on wikipedia Mauritania is listed among the countries where it is helpful to have one. Also, I do feel that it is a rather important information to have if you're planning on entering Mauritania by car.

--Hello! No, I did not need a carnet at the border. Border procedings were professional (no requests for bribes), cost exactly 20 euros, and I bought insurance in Noubadou (for a whopping $5) and did my exchanging there for far better rates than the border ppl were giving. It took 2 hours to get through both the Morocco and Mauritania sides of the border. - Nick


"Regulations say that every foreigner visiting the country must spend US$30 daily, and this is all controlled, by looking at cards you're supposed to carry. While US$30 is a lot for daily expenses in North Africa, you could soon find out that it is not enough in Mauritania. The price level in Mauritania is frankly unbelievable."

Can this really be true? It is not even on this site, but it seems pretty important. If it is correct, should it be added into this article? (SebastianGS 14:36, 2 July 2008 (EDT))

not true.I remember Black Star North 13:20, 24 February 2009 (EST)

Not true, but ... Occasionally the Central Bank of Mauritania places strict controls on foreign currency exchange which means that tourists are sometimes asked for receipts of their foreign exchange made in country when they leave. [User:Nkosi]


In fact, if you have a boyfriend, not a series of boyfriends,
most people are a bit flattered. The men are pretty uninhibited,
very sensual, and can be lots of fun.
  • Hmm, English is not my mother language... to me, that sounds like it recommends girls to get laid by locals? If so, I think it's not a thing that should be in a travel guide. If not, someone should rewrite it, to make more clear what is meant. --MrTweek 08:35, 8 October 2009 (EDT)
  • I'm english-speaking and I have no idea what this means, either. --Eh (talk) 15:42, 25 June 2013 (EDT)


As with Chad, I like the idea of using the climatic zones of Mauritania as travel regions. That would give us four regions:

Thoughts please.--Burmesedays 06:39, 4 March 2010 (EST)

Bit of a rethink while drawing it. The proposed Senegal River Valley region would have been tiny, and almost irrelevant to the traveller I think. So just the three regions are proposed:
I must say it was a very dull map to draw. Not a lot going on. There is no UN map for Mauritania which makes the source material a bit limited. For boundaries I have used a mixture of hill ranges, satelite images and provincial boundaries. Comments please before I do the regionalisation work. --Burmesedays 03:00, 5 March 2010 (EST)
In the Sahel, I think climactic regions are almost always most important (desert v. sahel). This looks like the most sensible division, although I won't pretend to have useful comments on the exact borders ;) --Peter Talk 18:16, 9 March 2010 (EST)


Money and costs are important themes in any travel guide. This artickle operates with several currencies and at least one, UM, is unknown to me. Please clarify. (IP address)

This is a Wiki - you can correct it yourself. Click here for our currency policy: $ --W. Franke-mailtalk 18:54, 13 October 2013 (EDT)