7 days in Mauritania Itinerary

7 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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7 days in Mauritania Itinerary

Start: Tripoli
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Nouakchott
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Atar
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Chinguetti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Tripoli

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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.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Arguin Bank National Park. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, hunt for treasures at Marche Capitale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saudi mosque, and browse the different shops at Al Khaima Mall.

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Tripoli, Libya to Nouakchott is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tripoli to Nouakchott. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tripoli in May: highs in Nouakchott hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Atar.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Parks Wildlife
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott

1
day
Atar

Atar ©
Atar is a town in northwestern Mauritania, the capital of the Adrar Region and the main settlement on the Adrar Plateau. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Terjit Oasis.

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You can drive from Nouakchott to Atar in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Nouakchott in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Atar: highs are around 46°C and lows about 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Chinguetti.

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Parks Nature
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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

1
night
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. On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinguetti Mosque and then browse the collection at Bibliotheque Habott.

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Getting from Atar to Chinguetti by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Chinguetti, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 35°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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