Mauritania - Facts for the traveller, when to go, events
Facts for the traveller for MauritaniaVisas: Visas are required for all visitors except citizens of France and Italy.
Time: GMT/UTC (GMT/UTC)
Dialling Code: 222
Weights & measures: Metric
When to Go to Mauritania
With little else going on for the traveller in Mauritania, weather is as good a guide as any for influencing the timing of your visit. The most tolerable weather occurs between November and February, when it's hot and sunny during the day, but cooling off in the evenings with southerlies blowing in from the desert. From June to October it's very hot all the time, but bearable for brief visits. Never go between March and May unless a constant blast of sand and hot wind is high on your list of priorities.
Aside from Muslim celebrations, and in particular the feasting of Tabaski (Eid-al-Kabir), Mauritania is not the best destination if you're looking for flamboyant, joyous displays of culture. Independence is marked on 28 November.