8 days in Mauritania Itinerary

8 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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8 days in Mauritania Itinerary

Start: Wroclaw
Fly:  17​h
1
Nouakchott
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Atar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Chinguetti
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Trarza Region
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Wroclaw

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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.
Nouakchott is known for beaches, shopping, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, hunt for treasures at Marche Capitale, get into the urban bustle at Centre culturel francais St Exupery, and browse the range of quality goods at Marche Turc.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nouakchott road trip planning site .

Wroclaw, Poland to Nouakchott is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wroclaw to Nouakchott. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Wroclaw in November: high temperatures in Nouakchott hover around 39°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Atar.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott

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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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Terjit Oasis.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Atar trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Nouakchott to Atar in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Nouakchott in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Atar. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Atar

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinguetti Mosque and then browse the collection at Bibliotheque Habott.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chinguetti day trip planning app .

You can drive from Atar to Chinguetti in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Trarza Region.

Things to do in Chinguetti

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

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Trarza Region

Trarza Region ©
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Mauritania Sahara.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Trarza Region journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chinguetti to Trarza Region. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trarza Region

Parks Nature
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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara