7 days in Mauritania Itinerary

7 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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7 days in Mauritania Itinerary

Start: Baku
Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
Chinguetti
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Atar
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Nouakchott
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Baku

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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. To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chinguetti trip tool .

Baku, Azerbaijan to Chinguetti is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Baku to Chinguetti. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Baku in March: high temperatures in Chinguetti hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Atar.

Things to do in Chinguetti

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

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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 6th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Terjit Oasis.

Before you visit Atar, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Chinguetti to Atar in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Atar

Parks Nature
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Terjit Oasis ©
Terjit Oasis

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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 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Arguin Bank National Park. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, hunt for treasures at Marche Capitale, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Khaima Mall, and explore and take pictures at Stade Olympique.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nouakchott day trip planner .

Drive from Atar to Nouakchott in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Atar in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nouakchott, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nouakchott

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