Atar, Mauritania

Atar, Mauritania
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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Atar

Climate in Atar:

Best time to visit Atar:

Cooler Season (November to February):

  • Milder temperatures, making travel more comfortable.
  • Ideal for exploring historical sites and cultural attractions.

Hot Season (March to June):

  • Hot and dry weather, especially in the desert regions.
  • Less tourist activity and suitable for desert adventures.

Rainy Season (July to October):

  • Higher temperatures and occasional rainfall.
  • The landscape becomes greener, making it a unique time to experience local culture and traditions.

Money & Prices

Currency in Mauritania:

Mauritanian ouguiya (MRU)

How expensive is a trip to Atar?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
5.21 USD
Fast food meal:
6.80 USD
Mid-range meal:
12.88 USD
Bottle of water:
0.52 USD
Soft drink:
2.08 USD
2.45 USD
Local Beer:
2.27 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.49 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.41 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

Top Day Trips from Atar:

General information

Mauritania general information:

Voltage: 220 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type E (French 2-pin)
  • Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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