9 days in Mauritania Itinerary

9 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nouakchott
— 2 nights
2
Ouadane
— 1 night
3
Atar
— 1 night
4
Trarza Region
— 2 nights

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Galerie Zeinart and Mosque Ould Mbouja. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Marche Capitale, get into the urban bustle at Centre culturel francais St Exupery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saudi mosque, and buy something for everyone on your list at Al Khaima Mall.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nouakchott trip itinerary planner.

Moscow, Russia to Nouakchott is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Moscow in February, expect Nouakchott to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 19°C. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to Ouadane.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Marche Capitale ©
Marche Capitale
Ibn Abbas Mosque ©
Ibn Abbas Mosque

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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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ouadane trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Nouakchott to Ouadane takes 8.5 hours. You'll set off for Atar on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Ouadane

Historic Sites
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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 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Terjit Oasis.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Atar day trip planning website.

Getting from Ouadane to Atar by car takes about 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Atar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Trarza Region.

Things to do in Atar

Parks · Nature
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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

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Trarza Region

Trarza Region ©
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. On the 21st (Fri), explore the fascinating landscape at Mauritania Sahara.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Trarza Region road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Atar to Trarza Region with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Trarza Region

Parks · Nature
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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara