24 days in Mauritania Itinerary

24 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Get a sense of the local culture at Galerie Zeinart and Ibn Abbas Mosque. Step off the beaten path and head to Mosque Ould Mbouja and Marche aux Khaimas. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Nouakchott, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haye Mohamedia Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Khaima Mall, and take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nouakchott attractions planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Nouakchott are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ouadane.

Things to do in Nouakchott

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

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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: explore the ancient world of Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ouadane tour itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nouakchott to Ouadane. You will leave for Chinguetti on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Ouadane

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3
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. 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 see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chinguetti visit planner.

Getting from Ouadane to Chinguetti by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April in Chinguetti, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 81°F at night. You will leave for Atar on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Chinguetti

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Chinguetti Mosque ©
Chinguetti Mosque
Bibliotheque Habott ©
Bibliotheque Habott

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nights
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 see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Atar trip planner.

Getting from Chinguetti to Atar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in April, and nighttime lows around 81°F. You'll set off for Trarza Region on the 16th (Thu).

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Nature Parks
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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

3
nights
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.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Trarza Region trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atar to Trarza Region. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Hodh Ech Chargui Region.

Things to do in Trarza Region

Nature Parks
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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara

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nights
Hodh Ech Chargui Region

Hodh Ech Chargui Region ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Koumbi Saleh.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hodh Ech Chargui Region trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trarza Region to Hodh Ech Chargui Region. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hodh Ech Chargui Region

Historic Sites
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Koumbi Saleh ©
Koumbi Saleh