24 days in Mauritania Itinerary

24 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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24 days in Mauritania Itinerary

Start: Nouakchott
1
Nouakchott
— 5 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
2
Ouadane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Chinguetti
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Atar
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Trarza Region
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h 30 min
6
Hodh Ech Chargui Region
— 3 nights
Drive:  11 h 30 min
End: Nouakchott

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Banc d'Arguin National Park, Artisanal, Stade Olympique, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galerie Zeinart and Haye Mohamedia Mosque. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ibn Abbas Mosque and Mosque Ould Mbouja. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Plage de Nouakchott, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Khaima Mall, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Khaimas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nouakchott trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport. April in Nouakchott sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Ouadane.

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Banc d'Arguin National Park ©
Banc d'Arguin National Park
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott
Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart

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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. Ouadane is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ouadane trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nouakchott to Ouadane. You'll set off for Chinguetti on the 13th (Mon).

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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. Chinguetti is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chinguetti Mosque and get advice or help at Bibliotheque Habott.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chinguetti online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ouadane to Chinguetti by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 81°F. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to Atar.

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Chinguetti Mosque ©
Chinguetti Mosque
Bibliotheque Habott ©
Bibliotheque Habott

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Atar

Atar ©
Atar is a town in northwestern Mauritania, the capital of the Adrar Region and the main settlement on the Adrar Plateau. Atar is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Terjit Oasis.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Atar day trip planning site.

You can drive from Chinguetti to Atar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in April, and nighttime lows around 81°F. On the 16th (Thu), you're off 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. Trarza Region is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating landscape at Mauritania Sahara.

Before you visit Trarza Region, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Atar to Trarza Region with the Route module. You'll set off for Hodh Ech Chargui Region on the 19th (Sun).

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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara

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Hodh Ech Chargui Region

Hodh Ech Chargui Region ©
You've now added Koumbi Saleh to your itinerary. On the 30th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Koumbi Saleh.

Planning Hodh Ech Chargui Region trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trarza Region to Hodh Ech Chargui Region. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to home.

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Koumbi Saleh ©
Koumbi Saleh