I am sure there are a lot of brothers in the UK who have been to Mauritania. Here in North America, a lot of brothers have visited with the help of one of the teachers (student of Shaykh Murabit) who teaches here at Zaytuna Institute. You get picked up from the capital and taken on a ride on a new well made road to the deep desert. Once you reach there, you learn all of the Deeni Sciences and Desert Survival skills. All the brothers that I have met have had an excellent experience, despite the hardships of the environment and living. Recently a brother, who I met at Zaytuna, visited Mauritania for a few weeks and then came back. It is that easy now.