9 days in Mauritania Itinerary

9 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Trarza Region
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Atar
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Chinguetti
— 1 day
Drive:  9 h 15 min
4
Nouakchott
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Chennai

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Trarza Region

Trarza Region ©
Trarza is a region in southwest Mauritania. You've now added Mauritania Sahara to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire nature's extreme beauty at Mauritania Sahara.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Trarza Region day trip site.

Chennai, India to Trarza Region is an approximately 29- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Trarza Region is minus 5.5 hours. You will leave for Atar on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Trarza Region

Nature Parks
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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara

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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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Terjit Oasis.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Atar road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trarza Region to Atar. In March in Atar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Atar

Nature Parks
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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

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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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chinguetti Mosque and then get your bearings at Bibliotheque Habott.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chinguetti holiday maker website.

Drive from Atar to Chinguetti in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Chinguetti are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Chinguetti

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

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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 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Banc d'Arguin National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Nouakchott, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saudi mosque, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, and take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nouakchott online travel planner.

You can drive from Chinguetti to Nouakchott in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Chinguetti in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Nouakchott. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott
Banc d'Arguin National Park ©
Banc d'Arguin National Park
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche