Visa: Got this visa at the border. Cost 120 Euro each. No hassle, nothing required. The rumour is that this will decrease back to 50 Euro soon however, not sure if that is true or not.
Border: We crossed from Morocco to Mauritania. On the Moroccan side, we arrived at 11am. There was no one if front of us and we were through in half an hour. No extra payments required. On the Mauritanian side, first our vehicle was registered and then we got our visas. We then through customs where they required vehicle documentation, a photocopy of James passport as he owns the car and a copy of our vehicle registration. This cost 10 euro – they gave change, no receipt however we received an official looking document for 7 days driving in Mauritania. We then had our passports stamped and we were off. The whole experience took an hour and a half and was quite pleasant.
Fuel: Diesel 389 UM / L.
Nouadhibou: Chez Ali, otherwise known as Camping de Baie Levrier. Right in the centre, with a blue gate. Hot showers, bathrooms passable, nice big tent to sit out of the midday sun and eat dinner in with cushions. Ali was extremely helpful. 4500 UM
Banc D’Arguin: Cap Tagarif – camped on the beach, no bathrooms as far as we could see, villagers not particularly friendly. 3000 UM. Iwit – villagers much more friendly, compost toilet, no showers. 4000UM + 1000UM Parking
Nouakchott: Auberge Menata – Good location, nice bathrooms, hot showers, quite busy. 4000 UM.
Agadir: Sidi Wassai Camping – about an hour south of Agadir. On the sea with camping right next to the sea costing an extra 10 Dh. Hot showers, nice staff, no complaints.
Tan Tan: Atlantic Camping just on the beach. Hot showers and a nice view in the morning. The plot was more like a building site than a campsite but did the job. 65 Dh
Boujdour: Desert Sands Camping – Very smart camping site located near the coast. Wifi, no hot water at the time we went. There were little bungalows if you’re getting fed up with camping. 65 Dh for camping and 200Dh for the lovely bungalows.
Dakhla – We stayed in an incredible guest house called Dar Rio Oro in Dakhla on the sea front. They did our washing for us for free, excellent breakfasts up on the terrace and gave us a plethora of places to go and eat and see in Dakhla. Very friendly, highly recommended. 380 Dh. We spent a lot of time looking around, There are many places for a lot of money which look beautiful and then there is the wild camping site with many campervans. There are no toilets or showers there so not ideal if you don’t have a campervan, but it is free as far as we could figure out.
Diesel – 4Dh / L. Last petrol station 80km before border. Able to get fuel about every 100km.
Required approximately 10 fisches throughout Western Sahara,
Visa : Before arrival we had been told to get our visa for Mauritania in Rabat. The day before we went, we called and they told us they no longer do visas in Rabat and to get it at the border. This was corroborated by some other overlanders who had just gone through the border and got their Mauritanian visa for the princely sum of 120 Euro. It seems they like to have Euros rather than their own currency.