3 days in Mauritania Itinerary

3 days in Mauritania Itinerary

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Nouakchott
— 1 night
Drive
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Atar
— 1 night
Drive

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Nouakchott

— 1 night
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.
On the 12th (Fri), stroll through Plage de Nouakchott, then take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saudi mosque, and finally look for gifts at Galerie Zeinart. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Port de Peche, then browse the different shops at Al Khaima Mall, and then explore the wide array of goods at Marche Turc.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nouakchott road trip tool.

If you are flying in from Mauritania, the closest major aiport is Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport. In February in Nouakchott, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Atar.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping · Beaches · Historic Sites · Museums
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Atar

— 1 night
Atar is a town in northwestern Mauritania, the capital of the Adrar Region and the main settlement on the Adrar Plateau. Your day by day itinerary now includes Terjit Oasis. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Terjit Oasis.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Atar trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Nouakchott to Atar takes 6.5 hours. While traveling from Nouakchott, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Atar, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Atar

Nature · Parks
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Mauritania travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Vast, sparse, and unexplored by international visitors, Mauritania consists mainly of desert landscapes. In the north, the desert breaks into rocky massifs, hiding a collection of World Heritage-listed caravan towns, highlights of many adventurous Mauritania itineraries. Much of the country's Atlantic coast has been protected as part of a national park, and its wealth of migratory birds make holidays in Mauritania particularly popular with nature lovers.