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.