10 days in Mauritania Itinerary

10 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Nouakchott
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
2
Chinguetti
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Trarza Region
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Dubai

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nights
Nouakchott

Nouakchott ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Nouakchott and Banc d'Arguin National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saudi mosque and Galerie Zeinart. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, get into the urban bustle at Centre culturel francais St Exupery, explore the wide array of goods at Marche Turc, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Ould Mbouja.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nouakchott online trip builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Nouakchott is an approximately 20- hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Nouakchott due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in May, expect Nouakchott to be slightly colder, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Nouakchott

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Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott
Banc d'Arguin National Park ©
Banc d'Arguin National Park
Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart

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Chinguetti

Chinguetti ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get your bearings at Bibliotheque Habott and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinguetti Mosque.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chinguetti trip planner.

Getting from Nouakchott to Chinguetti by car takes about 9.5 hours. Traveling from Nouakchott in May, things will get a bit warmer in Chinguetti: highs are around 46°C and lows about 35°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to Trarza Region.

Things to do in Chinguetti

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Chinguetti Mosque ©
Chinguetti Mosque
Bibliotheque Habott ©
Bibliotheque Habott

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Trarza Region

Trarza Region ©
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at Mauritania Sahara.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Trarza Region online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Chinguetti to Trarza Region with the Route module. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Trarza Region

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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara