10 days in Mauritania Itinerary

10 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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10 days in Mauritania Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Nouakchott
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Chinguetti
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Trarza Region
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Dubai

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Arguin Bank National Park and Plage de Nouakchott. Get a sense of the local culture at Saudi mosque and Galerie Zeinart. Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at Centre culturel francais St Exupery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haye Mohamedia Mosque, explore and take pictures at Stade Olympique, and hunt for treasures at Marche Capitale.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nouakchott route planning app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Nouakchott is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Nouakchott, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dubai in May: high temperatures in Nouakchott hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chinguetti.

Things to do in Nouakchott

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

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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 7th (Tue): get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Habott and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chinguetti Mosque.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chinguetti trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Nouakchott to Chinguetti in 9.5 hours. In May, Chinguetti is somewhat warmer than Nouakchott - with highs of 46°C and lows of 35°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Chinguetti

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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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at Mauritania Sahara.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Trarza Region trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chinguetti to Trarza Region. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Trarza Region

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Mauritania Sahara ©
Mauritania Sahara