7 days in Mauritania Itinerary

7 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Chinguetti
— 1 night
Drive
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Ouadane
— 1 night
Drive
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Nouakchott
— 3 nights
Fly

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Chinguetti — 1 night

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. For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chinguetti day trip planning app.

Dakar, Senegal to Chinguetti is an approximately 17.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ouadane.
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Ouadane — 1 night

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. On the 18th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ouadane trip maker tool.

You can drive from Chinguetti to Ouadane in 2.5 hours. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nouakchott.
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Nouakchott — 3 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 range of quality goods at Marche Turc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saudi mosque, and buy something for everyone on your list at Al Khaima Mall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nouakchott trip tool.

Drive from Ouadane to Nouakchott in 8.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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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