13 days in Mauritania Itinerary

13 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  27 h
1
Nouakchott
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Ouadane
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
3
Chinguetti
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Atar
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
5
Trarza Region
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Kelowna

3
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.
Saudi mosque and Ibn Abbas Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Banc d'Arguin National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, browse the range of quality goods at Marche Turc, browse the different shops at Al Khaima Mall, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Capitale.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nouakchott trip itinerary maker tool.

Kelowna, Canada to Nouakchott is an approximately 27- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Nouakchott is 8 hours. In April in Nouakchott, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ouadane.

Things to do in Nouakchott

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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Saudi mosque ©
Saudi mosque
Ibn Abbas Mosque ©
Ibn Abbas Mosque

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Ouadane

Ouadane ©
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 (Thu), delve into the distant past at Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ouadane trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Nouakchott to Ouadane with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Ouadane

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nights
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 19th (Fri): get your bearings at Bibliotheque Habott and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chinguetti Mosque.

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

Getting from Ouadane to Chinguetti by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 32°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Atar.

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Chinguetti Mosque ©
Chinguetti Mosque
Bibliotheque Habott ©
Bibliotheque Habott

1
night
Atar

Atar ©
Atar is a town in northwestern Mauritania, the capital of the Adrar Region and the main settlement on the Adrar Plateau. On the 21st (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Terjit Oasis.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Atar trip planner.

You can drive from Chinguetti to Atar in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Atar are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Trarza Region.

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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

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Trarza Region

Trarza Region ©
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. On the 22nd (Mon), explore the fascinating landscape at Mauritania Sahara.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Trarza Region online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atar to Trarza Region. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Trarza Region

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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara