13 days in Mauritania Itinerary

13 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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13 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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.
Popular historic sites such as Saudi mosque and Mosque Ould Mbouja are in your itinerary. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Arguin Bank National Park. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, browse the range of quality goods at Marche Turc, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Capitale, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Nouakchott.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nouakchott road trip tool .

Kelowna, Canada to Nouakchott is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. 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

Shopping Parks Wildlife
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Saudi mosque ©
Saudi mosque
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche

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day
Ouadane

Ouadane ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ouadane trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Nouakchott to Ouadane with the Route module. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Ouadane

Historic Sites
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2
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. On the 19th (Fri), browse the collection at Bibliotheque Habott and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinguetti Mosque.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Chinguetti trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ouadane to Chinguetti by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in April, and nighttime lows around 32°C. You'll set off for Atar on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Chinguetti

Historic Sites
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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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Terjit Oasis.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Atar holiday planner .

Getting from Chinguetti to Atar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in April, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Trarza Region.

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Parks Nature
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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

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night
Trarza Region

Trarza Region ©
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire nature's extreme beauty at Mauritania Sahara.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Trarza Region day trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Atar to Trarza Region with the Route module. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Trarza Region

Parks Nature
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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara