Situated Northwest Africa, Mauritania is the 11th largest sovereign state in Africa bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, western Sahara to the north and northeast, Mali to the southeast and east, and Senegal to the Southwest. Tourists can witness firsthand the life of a nomad in the desert and take a ride in the world’s longest train. Plus the famous Blue Eye of the Sahara, also known as the Guelb er Richat, awaits travelers who are willing to explore the Mauritanian desert.  

Seeing as the country is not as popular among Africa’s premier travel destinations like Tanzania, South Africa, and Morrocco, a lot of people have no idea what type of accommodation to expect in Mauritania. Not to worry as this article will run through the different options.

In the Main Cities -Nouadhibou and Nouakchott 

Hotel Tasiast one bed unit


Hotel Free Zone

Situated in Nouadhibou Mauritania, Hotel Free Zone boasts a restaurant, fitness center, a shared lounge, and a terrace. Hotel Free Zone offers valet parking and free shuttle service, plus a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. All rooms are air-conditioned with a flat-screen tv, fridge, electric teapot, hairdryer, and a desk.

Valencia Hotel Appart

Situated in Dubai street, Nouadhibou, Valencia Hotel Appart boasts 4 accommodations with a private balcony. Among its facilities include a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service for guests along with free wifi. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge and guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with an air-conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen tv, a kitchen, and a dining area. All rooms are equipped with an electric teapot, while selected rooms offer a patio and lake views.

Hotel Tasiast

Located in Boulevard Maritime Nouadhibou, Hotel Tasiast offers free wifi throughout its property and guests can enjoy the on-site bar, flat screen tv with satellite channels. Free parking is available on site, a 24-hour front desk and it also offers currency exchange on site for its guests. 

Hotel Semiramis City Centre

Hotel Semiramis City Centre is one of the best hotels found in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Cycling is among some of the activities guests can enjoy close to the hotel and guests can make use of the hotel business center, buy a gift at the souvenir shops, or rent a car to explore the area. Arabic, English, Spanish, and French are the languages spoken at the 24-hour front desk. The rooms in Hotel Semiramis are beautifully decorated, spacious, and comfortable, and the staff is exceedingly friendly and welcoming. The food is great and the hotel provides a driver to take their guests to various places.


Casa House Apparst Mauritania Outside shot

There are lots of apartments here that you can rent for the duration of your stay. In most instances, these apartments come with a kitchen and laundry area so you truly feel at home while exploring this fascinating country. Many travelers may prefer to rent an apartment instead of a hotel since it does offer more comfort and flexibility. 


Yes, Airbnb accommodation services are available in Mauritania! Visitors can discover entire homes and private rooms for accommodation perfect for their Mauritanian adventure.

Accommodation Options During your Tour in the Desert

Camping in the desert of Mauritania


Accommodation during your desert tour will vary from camping in the desert to staying in hotels. Camping in the desert is a great experience where you can admire star-flooded skies. While there are no established campsites, your tour operator will select the best spot depending on where you are, offering a surreal feeling as if there’s no one else in the world.


During your tour in the desert, nights can be spent in bivouacs in the middle of nature plus it is a perfect opportunity to discover the unique scent and spirit of the bivouac in the desert while on a camel trek expedition.

Nearby Hotels and Lodges

Maison d'hôte Ouarane

Maison d’hôte Ouarane

Situated less than 1km from High Dune, Chinguetti, Maison d’hote ouarane boasts a bar, garden, restaurant, 24-hour front desk services, along with free wifi. it also offers a barbeque

and you can also enjoy an Italian breakfast.

Etoile Du Desert

Located in Chinguetti less than 1km from High Dune, Etoile Du Desert provides a 24-hour front desk and room service for its guests. At each inn, each room has a balcony and buffet and halal breakfast options are readily available daily.

There are lots of accommodation options readily available for you in Mauritania. If you are looking to visit Mauritania or go on tour in the desert, contact us today to discuss the perfect itinerary. 

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