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Ten Interesting Facts about Mauritania

1. Mauritania passed a law to abolish slavery only in 1981. It is one of the last countries to do so. 2. Despite the legislation against slavery, there still exists around 90,000 slaves in Mauritania according to 2003 estimates. 3. Mauritania is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 40% of its population below poverty line. 4. Aside from Madagascar...

Mauritanian Cuisine

Kuskus A staple food in Mauritania, kuskus – also called couscous – is prepared using wheat, millet, or barley flour and rolled to create small pellets. Traditionally, a large number of women would come together to make kuskus in large batches, which will then be stored and eaten over the next few weeks. Kuskus is not eaten alone; it is usually topped with all kinds...

What to do in Mauritania

Mauritania is small and a tad less popular than its African neighbors, but this doesn’t stop it from becoming a destination to explore the great outdoors. Tourist activities in Mauritania are more on sightseeing, exploration, and filling your head with loads of historic knowledge. Many activities can be done in only a short period of time and are quite cheap...

Where to go in Mauritania

Mauritania may be unknown to most of us, since it is not as heavily promoted as other African nations, but this little country also has big things to boast about. Here are some places worth visiting in Mauritania: Chinguetti The old town of Chinguetti does not have any shopping malls or theme parks. There are also no tall buildings or modern infrastructure around...

When to Visit Mauritania

When picking the best time to go to Mauritania, there are always several factors to consider –climate, festivals, holidays, and even animal migration seasons. Since the country is rather small and tourism is not that developed yet, you should always pick a month which assures you of lots of tourist activities. Because Mauritania is a desert country, you can expect it...