Travel to  Mauritania

Book your flights to Mauritania with Etihad Airways and prepare to discover this little-visited country nestled in Western Africa.

Top 5 Things To Do in Mauritania

  • Visit the ancient remnants of the town of Ouadane, founded in 1147
  • Spend an afternoon amidst the lively coloured fishing boats in Port de Peche
  • Take a boat trip down the lush Senegal River
  • Take an overnight trip on the world’s longest train from Nouadhibou to Choum
  • Go desert bashing in a 4x4 over the Sahara Desert in search of oases

Plan Your Mauritania Holiday

The majority of Mauritania is covered with the towering sand dunes of the desert. The weather here remains fairly constant throughout the year although November to March is a little cooler with temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius. Tourism is still fairly uncommon in Mauritania, and you can be guaranteed the privacy of near empty beaches and excellent value food and attractions. If you want to experience the dramatic landscape of the desert and perhaps ride a camel to the ghost town of Tichit, then this is a great place to visit and cheap hotels in Mauritania are the norm. There is also a very short rainy season from July to September.

One of the most popular reasons for a traveller to visit Mauritania is to see the millions of birds that migrate through this area and the peak season to witness this is in December and January so book your tickets to Mauritania early if coming then. The best place to see the migration is at Banc d’Arguin National Park and the site is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Flight deals to Mauritania are available with Etihad Airways.

Mauritania Destinations