Making general recommendations always runs the risk of projecting one's own well-being onto others. But as we all know: Tastes are different. That's why we try to give some additional hints here, if the accommodations could be something for you. In Nouakchott, for example, many of our customers have had good experiences with the Al Khaima City Center. This hotel is centrally located and offers great views from its rooftop terrace. Another similarly priced option would be Le K, which is run by a polyglot owner and offers a more family atmosphere. If you're lucky, the owner will even serve you in German.
Inland, you'll find fewer classic hotels, but more auberges. In Chinguetti, we recommend Auberge La Gueïla, which is run by a French woman. Many of our travelers have also felt at home in the Auberge Eden - especially the bedrooms are very comfortable. In Ouadane there is Auberge Vasque (Chez Zaida), in Terjit we had very good experiences with Auberge chez Jamal. In Terjit and Atar there are also campsites. The Bab Sahara of Justus Bouma in Atar is already almost legendary and a frequently used meeting place for western visitors from all over the world - especially from the quad and motorcross scene.
Now some final remarks: Mauritania is not the UK. When you start your trip, you will visit one of the poorest countries in the world. Please keep in mind that the standard of hotels and auberge probably cannot compete with what you may be used to. This is especially true in the smaller towns in the countryside (Chinguetti, Oualata, etc.). Are you willing to accept that? Think about this BEFORE you book your trip.
Are you planning your next trip and have more questions? Whether you are a business traveler, a couchsurfer, or a faithful visitor to Mata Moulana, we will try to help where we can.