11 days in Mauritania Itinerary

11 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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11 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Arguin Bank National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, browse the range of quality goods at Marche Turc, hunt for treasures at Marche Capitale, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Nouakchott.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nouakchott trip itinerary tool .

Tripoli, Libya to Nouakchott is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tripoli to Nouakchott. Traveling from Tripoli in May, expect nights in Nouakchott to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. On the 7th (Tue), you're off toChinguetti.

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

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Chinguetti day trip planning tool .

Drive from Nouakchott to Chinguetti in 9.5 hours. In May, Chinguetti is somewhat warmer than Nouakchott - with highs of 46°C and lows of 35°C. You'll set off 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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Terjit Oasis.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Atar trip planner .

Drive from Chinguetti to Atar in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in May, and nighttime lows around 35°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Atar

Nature Parks
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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis