35 days in Mauritania Itinerary

35 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Fly to Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport, Drive to Trarza Region
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Trarza Region
— 7 nights
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Ouadane
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chinguetti
— 6 nights
Drive
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Atar
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nouakchott
— 9 nights
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Trarza Region — 7 nights

Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. Trarza Region is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating landscape at Mauritania Sahara.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Trarza Region trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Trarza Region is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to Ouadane.
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Ouadane — 5 nights

Ouadane or Wādān is a small town in the desert region of central Mauritania, situated on the southern edge of the Adrar Plateau, 93 km northeast of Chinguetti. Ouadane is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ouadane tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Trarza Region to Ouadane. You will leave for Chinguetti on the 14th (Sat).
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Chinguetti — 6 nights

Chinguetti is a ksar or a Berber medieval trading center in northern Mauritania, located on the Adrar Plateau east of Atar.Founded in the 13th century as the center of several trans-Saharan trade routes, this small city continues to attract a handful of visitors who admire its spare architecture, scenery and ancient libraries. Chinguetti is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get advice or help at Bibliotheque Habott and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinguetti Mosque.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chinguetti trip planner.

You can drive from Ouadane to Chinguetti in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Chinguetti can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 35°C. You'll set off for Atar on the 20th (Fri).
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Atar — 7 nights

Atar is a town in northwestern Mauritania, the capital of the Adrar Region and the main settlement on the Adrar Plateau. Atar is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Terjit Oasis.

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Traveling by car from Chinguetti to Atar takes 1.5 hours. In May in Atar, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 35°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to Nouakchott.
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Nouakchott — 9 nights

Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Nouakchott is known for sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, browse the fresh offerings at Galerie Zeinart, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saudi mosque, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Nouakchott.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nouakchott road trip tool.

You can drive from Atar to Nouakchott in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Atar in May; daily highs in Nouakchott reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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Mauritania travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Vast, sparse, and unexplored by international visitors, Mauritania consists mainly of desert landscapes. In the north, the desert breaks into rocky massifs, hiding a collection of World Heritage-listed caravan towns, highlights of many adventurous Mauritania itineraries. Much of the country's Atlantic coast has been protected as part of a national park, and its wealth of migratory birds make holidays in Mauritania particularly popular with nature lovers.
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