43 days in Mauritania Itinerary

43 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bejaia
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Nouakchott
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Ouadane
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Chinguetti
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Atar
— 8 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Trarza Region
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Bejaia

9
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.
Visit Saudi mosque and Ibn Abbas Mosque for their historical value. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Banc d'Arguin National Park. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Ould Mbouja, explore the wide array of goods at Marche Turc, and take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nouakchott sightseeing planner.

Bejaia, Algeria to Nouakchott is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Bejaia in April, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Nouakchott: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. You will leave for Ouadane on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Nouakchott

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott
Saudi mosque ©
Saudi mosque
Ibn Abbas Mosque ©
Ibn Abbas Mosque

7
nights
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 find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ouadane trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Nouakchott to Ouadane with the Route module. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Ouadane

Historic Sites
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9
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinguetti Mosque and get advice or help at Bibliotheque Habott.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chinguetti online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ouadane to Chinguetti takes 2.5 hours. In May in Chinguetti, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 35°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to Atar.

Things to do in Chinguetti

Historic Sites
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Chinguetti Mosque ©
Chinguetti Mosque
Bibliotheque Habott ©
Bibliotheque Habott

8
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: explore the striking landscape at Terjit Oasis.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Atar trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Chinguetti to Atar takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 35°C. You will leave for Trarza Region on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Atar

Nature Parks
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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

5
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: admire nature's extreme beauty at Mauritania Sahara.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Trarza Region trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atar to Trarza Region. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Trarza Region

Nature Parks
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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara