Mauritania Holidays

Offering vast expanse of untouched wilderness, Mauritania is a treasure trove of unique experiences for the adventurous traveler. From the shifting sand dunes of the Sahara to historic towns reflecting its centuries-old heritage, Mauritania beckons with its indigenous charm and natural spectacles. Whether you’re planning a solo expedition, a remarkable family adventure or a remarkable getaway with your partner, Mauritania promises a trip brimming with discovery and wonder. From budget accommodations to luxury stays, there's a diverse range of options for every pocket. So buckle up for a journey that will take you from stupefying Sahara dunes in Chinguetti to the ancient town of Ouadane, giving you a taste of the extraordinary.


Embark on a thrilling adventure as you step into the unique world of Mauritania. This section will guide you through some of the country’s most coveted tourist destinations, each promising an unforgettable experience.


Located deep in the Sahara, Chinguetti is a fascinating blend of history and culture. Once an important stop on the Trans-Saharan trade route, today it captures the imaginations of visitors with its ancient libraries and mesmerising desert vistas.


The sprawling capital city, Nouakchott, boasts a rich tapestry of tradition and modernity. It offers a lively market scene, excellent seafood, and proximity to some stunning coastal views.


If you are after an off-the-beaten-path destination, the oasis of Terjit, nestled amidst barren cliffs and date palms, is an absolute must-visit. It's a captivating contrast to the surrounding desert landscape.

Banc d'Arguin National Park

Renowned for its dazzling array of bird species, the Banc d'Arguin National Park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Marvel at the flocks of flamingos and pelicans, while enjoying serene views of the West African coast.


This UNESCO World Heritage Site, once a significant caravan town, impresses with its ruins that embody Mauritania's rich history.

Where to Stay

Whether a family break, a romantic getaway, or a reunion of old friends, Mauritania offers a range of stay options that cater to varying needs, tailored to offer you a uniquely Mauritanian experience.

For a family holiday

Nouakchott, the bustling capital city, serves as an ideal base for families. With its variety of eateries, hotels and attractions, it caters to all ages and tastes.

For a couples' holiday

Couples seeking a tranquil retreat away from the crowd can consider the serene oasis of Terjit for their stay, and add a touch of adventure to their romance.

For a holiday with friends

For a group holiday filled with exploration and adventure, the historical town of Chinguetti offers an ideal base to explore the alluring deserts, engage in star-gazing and camel trekking.

When to Visit

Cradling the edge of the Sahara desert, Mauritania experiences a desert climate, which makes the period between November and March the most comfortable time to visit, often serving up pleasant daytime temperatures.

But don't totally discount the April to October period. Despite the heat, this timeframe provides an opportunity to experience traditional events like the Guetna date harvest festival. As always, planning ahead and dressing appropriately for the weather conditions will ensure a comfortable and rewarding Mauritanian adventure.

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