Driving In Mauritania
Travel in certain parts of Mauritania is dangerous for Westerners and you should check the countries section of your Governments website before making any plans. There is a significant risk of kidnapping on the road between Nouakchott and Nouadhibou and you shouldn’t contemplate driving this in a self drive care. The conditions of paved roads in Mauritania is poor, and overland travel is difficult. You are advised to use four wheel drive vehicles, check the tide times, travel in convoy if possible and ensure you take adequate supplies of water and fuel. Local drivers tend to drive without regard to traffic signs or rules. Roadway obstructions and hazards caused by drifting sand, animals, and poor roads are common. These hazards, when combined with the number of untrained drivers , poorly maintained vehicles, and the wider security risk can many Mauritanians drive without regard to traffic signs or rules. Roadway obstructions and hazards caused by drifting sand, animals, and poor roads often plague motorists. These hazards, when combined with the number of untrained drivers and poorly maintained vehicles, make heightened caution imperative at all times. make Mauritania an unsafe self drive choice.
Mauritania Car Rental –
Europcar and Avis have outlets here.
Mauritania Self Drive Rules-
Cars cannot be driven across international borders. Minimum age is 28 for some vehicles.