11 days in Mauritania Itinerary

11 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tripoli
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Nouakchott
— 5 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
2
Chinguetti
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Atar
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Tripoli

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Galerie Zeinart and Stade Olympique. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Banc d'Arguin National Park. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, stroll through Plage de Nouakchott, browse the range of quality goods at Marche Turc, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Capitale.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nouakchott itinerary planner.

Tripoli, Libya to Nouakchott is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Tripoli, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nouakchott, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 24°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Parks Wildlife
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chinguetti Mosque and then get advice or help at Bibliotheque Habott.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chinguetti online trip builder.

You can drive from Nouakchott to Chinguetti in 9.5 hours. In May, Chinguetti is a bit warmer than Nouakchott - with highs of 46°C and lows of 35°C. You will leave for Atar on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Chinguetti

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Chinguetti Mosque ©
Chinguetti Mosque
Bibliotheque Habott ©
Bibliotheque Habott

2
nights
Atar

Atar ©
Atar is a town in northwestern Mauritania, the capital of the Adrar Region and the main settlement on the Adrar Plateau. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Terjit Oasis.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Atar itinerary app.

Drive from Chinguetti to Atar in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 35°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Atar

Nature Parks
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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis