16 days in Nouakchott & Dakar Itinerary

16 days in Nouakchott & Dakar Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly:  17 h
Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h 45 min
Dakar, Senegal
— 12 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Stockholm, Sweden

Nouakchott, Mauritania

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.
Get some cultural insight at Galerie Zeinart and Saudi mosque. Popular historic sites such as Mosque Ould Mbouja and Ibn Abbas Mosque are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haye Mohamedia Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Capitale, get into the urban bustle at Centre culturel francais St Exupery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Nouakchott.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Nouakchott is an approximately 17- hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in November, with highs in Nouakchott at 39°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Saudi mosque ©
Saudi mosque
Ibn Abbas Mosque ©
Ibn Abbas Mosque

Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mosque of the Divinity and IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum). Museum-lovers will get to explore Loman Art House - Art Gallery and Musee des Forces Armees du Senegal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dakar: Reserve De Bandia (in Saly), Lagune de la Somone (in Somone) and Thies (Museo de la Tapiceria & Accrobaobab). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, pause for some photo ops at Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, make a trip to Lago Rosa, and admire the masterpieces at L'esprit des lieux.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Nouakchott to Dakar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nouakchott in November: highs in Dakar hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Thies, Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee, Le Village des Tortues, Reserve De Bandia, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique
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Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee
Mosque of the Divinity ©
Mosque of the Divinity