Sustainable And Eco-Hotels In Mauritania

The 8 Most Ethical And Sustainable Hotels In Mauritania according to ETIC Hotels



  • Official Name:Islamic Republic of Mauritania

  • Capital:Nouakchott

  • Population:4,649,658

  • Area:1,030,700 km²

  • Major Languages:Arabic

  • Major Religions:Islam

  • Life expectancy:63.76 years

  • Currency:Mauritanian Ouguiya

10 Things To Do In Mauritania

  • 1. Visit the ancient city of Chinguetti

    Explore the historic desert city and its well-preserved libraries with ancient manuscripts.

  • 2. Adrar Plateau

    Experience the stunning desert landscapes, sand dunes, and oasis.

  • 3. Banc d`Arguin National Park

    Witness the diverse birdlife and migratory birds in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • 4. Nouakchott

    Discover the capital city and its lively markets and cultural attractions.

  • 5. Terjit Oasis

    Relax in the desert oasis with natural hot springs and palm trees.

  • 6. Oualata

    Explore the ancient desert town with its unique architecture and cultural heritage.

  • 7. Iron Ore Train

    Take a ride on one of the world`s longest and heaviest trains through the Sahara Desert.

  • 8. Desert Camping

    Experience traditional Mauritanian hospitality and camp under the stars in the desert.

  • 9. Atar

    Visit the gateway to the Adrar region and explore the sandstone plateau.

  • 10. Taste Mauritanian cuisine

    Try dishes like thieboudienne (fish and rice), cheb (camel meat), and mahfe (millet porridge).

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When To Go To Mauritania

  • The cooler months from November to February offer the best conditions for exploring Mauritania`s unique landscapes and cultural heritage. Nouakchott, the capital, showcases a blend of modern development and traditional markets. Chinguetti, a UNESCO-listed city, offers a glimpse into the history of the trans-Saharan trade routes. Mauritania`s deserts, ancient ruins, and welcoming Bedouin communities create a travel experience that is both adventurous and immersive.

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