What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?
USA. There are direct US flights from Dakar, otherwise we take the red-eye flight from Nouakchott to Paris and on to US. We frankly try to avoid the Casablanca route because of the long awkward layover and all the stories about luggage pilfering. - Apr 2019
Flights to/from the US are usually on an Air France code share to Paris, then an afternoon flight on Air France to Nouakchott. It's not cheap to get out of here on your own dime, but you need to in order to maintain your sanity. - May 2016
I live in the DC/Baltimore area. The trip is long and arduous. There is a red eye flight from Nouakchott to Paris, this takes about 5 and 1/2 hours. You will then have a pretty long layover in Paris. The flight from Paris to DC is about 9 hours. - Dec 2015
DC is about 18 hours total travel time with a connection in Paris. Air France is the best and most reliable carrier in and out of Nouakchott. Connections are available through Morocco but bags are frequently "lost" in transit through Morocco. - Apr 2014
From Washington it's 15-20 hours through Paris. - Aug 2011
Traveling from east coast via Paris its about 13 hours in the air and 4 hours waiting in the airport. - Dec 2009