6 days in Mauritania Itinerary

6 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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6 days in Mauritania Itinerary

Start: Dakar
Drive:  18​h
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Chinguetti
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Ouadane
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Nouakchott
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Marrakech

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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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): browse the collection at Bibliotheque Habott and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chinguetti Mosque.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chinguetti online day trip planner .

Dakar, Senegal to Chinguetti is an approximately 18-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In March, Chinguetti is somewhat warmer than Dakar - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ouadane.

Things to do in Chinguetti

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Chinguetti Mosque ©
Chinguetti Mosque
Bibliotheque Habott ©
Bibliotheque Habott

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Ouadane

Ouadane ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ouadane travel app .

Traveling by car from Chinguetti to Ouadane takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Ouadane

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Galerie Zeinart, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saudi mosque, then take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery, then stroll through Plage de Nouakchott, and finally hunt for treasures at Marche aux Khaimas. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Arguin Bank National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nouakchott travel route planning app .

Explore your travel options from Ouadane to Nouakchott with the Route module. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nouakchott

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