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Best time to visit Mauritania

Our verdict

The best time to visit Mauritania is September-October

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, September-October is the best time to go to Mauritania.

The very hottest temperatures in Nouakchott, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mauritania, tend to reach around 39℃ (102℉) in the height of summer. The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as 16℃ (60℉), although this can differ at other destinations across Mauritania depending on the geography.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Mauritania are usually in May, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Mauritania usually falls during the months surrounding September each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

For more information about when to travel to Mauritania, the monthly weather breakdown for the top travel destinations, and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

October

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

May

Mauritania seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Mauritania is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Mauritania

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
NouakchottSeptember-October
28℃
18℃
29℃
19℃
31℃
20℃
31℃
21℃
33℃
23℃
33℃
24℃
31℃
25℃
32℃
26℃
34℃
28℃
35℃
28℃
32℃
24℃
29℃
20℃
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Top FAQs

Mauritania is in Africa.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Mauritania:

The warmest month of the year in Nouakchott, one of the most popular places to visit in Mauritania, is October.
The driest month of the year in Nouakchott, Mauritania, is usually around December each year.

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