56 days in Mauritania Itinerary

56 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Fly to Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport, Drive to Trarza Region
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Trarza Region
— 12 nights
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Ouadane
— 9 nights
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Chinguetti
— 11 nights
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Atar
— 11 nights
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Nouakchott
— 12 nights
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Trarza Region — 12 nights

Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. Trarza Region is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's extreme beauty at Mauritania Sahara.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Trarza Region online road trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Trarza Region is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll set off for Ouadane on the 14th (Sat).
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Nature · Parks
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Ouadane — 9 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: explore the ancient world of Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ouadane travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Trarza Region to Ouadane. You will leave for Chinguetti on the 23rd (Mon).
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Historic Sites
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Chinguetti — 11 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 more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chinguetti tour planner.

Drive from Ouadane to Chinguetti in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Chinguetti sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 35°C at night. You'll set off for Atar on the 3rd (Fri).
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Atar — 11 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.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Atar trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Chinguetti to Atar by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Atar, expect temperatures between 48°C during the day and 38°C at night. You will leave for Nouakchott on the 14th (Tue).
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Nouakchott — 12 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 a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery, browse the fresh offerings at Galerie Zeinart, and stroll through Plage de Nouakchott.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nouakchott road trip planning tool.

Getting from Atar to Nouakchott by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Atar in June, expect Nouakchott to be a bit cooler, temps between 41°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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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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