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Join The Adventure

25 January - 2 February /2025 - Led by @rachandlaurexplore
12th - 20th February /2025
12th - 20th November /2025 
3rd - 11th December /2025 


9 days

Meeting point: 
Guaranteed departure:

Nouakchott international airport

Secure your spot with a deposit of $400

*Price based on sharing twin room: There's an extra charge of

$210 USD for a single room (except camping)


Want to travel private or on different dates?

Does the date not fit your schedule or do you simply want to travel privately or with your own group?

We can make any arrangement for 1 person or up to 100.
Just reach out to us with your inquiry

Our Stars

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25th Jan - 2nd Feb tour leaders

Tour Highlights


Iron Ore Train
Hitch-Hike Cargo Train Through The Sahara


Azweiga Valley Sand Dune


Terjit Oasis


4x4 Off-Road Drive


Chinguetti & Ouadane
UNESCO World Heritage Sites


Eye Of Sahara
Mysterious Geological Crater


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Day 1:
Arrival in Nouakchott

  • Pickup from Nouakchott airport

  • Transport to your Hotel

  • Meet the rest of the team

  • Nouakchott excursion in the afternoon


Day 2:
Azweiga Sand Dune

  • Camel market

  • Real off-road driving through the desert

  • Azweiga - Mauritania's highest sand dune

  • Set up the camp, tell stories by the bonfire and enjoy the stars


Day 3:
Terjit Oasis

  • Another off-road experience with great views of the Sahara

  • Visit small villages and oases in the desert

  • Bath in Terjit Oasis

  • Local dinner in our camp in Terjit

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Day 4:

  • Explore the ancient city of Chinguetti

  • Meet the bedouin for tea in the desert

  • Off-road experience and lunch at an Oasis

  • Visit the Eye of the Sahara


Day 5:

  • Fort Sagane and ancient cave paintings.

  • Play around in the sand dunes

  •  Sandboarding

  • Local music and dancing by the fire

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Day 6:
Iron Ore Train

  • Breakfast in the Chinguetti

  • Drive to Choom and prepare for the Iron Ore Train

  • Head to Zouérat and wait for the Train

  • Ride the amazing Iron Ore Train

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Day 7:
Iron Ore Train / Nouadibou

  • Wake up with the sunrise on the Iron Ore Train

  • Ride through the endless desert on the train.

  • Well deserved shower after a long and dusty ride

  • Good night sleep in a hotel


Day 9
Nouadibou / Nouakchott

  • Breakfast in Nouadibou

  • Scenic drive to Nouakchott

  • Enjoy a refreshing break and swim at Bahamas beach

  • Special last dinner with the group


Day 10

  • Breakfast in Nouakchott

  • Free time to explore Nouakchott

  • Final goodbye

  • Transport to the airport

What's included ?


Airport pick-up and drop-off

All meals on the trip (only breakfast in Nouakchott)
All transportation

All accommodation

Tents and camping equipment.

Entrance fee

English-speaking local guide.

International flights

Personal expenses

Tips for local guides

Travel Insurance

Snacks during the train ride

Goggles and blanket for the train ride

Frequently Asked Questions


What if I am a solo traveler and book a shared room?

That’s absolutely not a problem! You will be paired with another like-minded solo traveler and share the room with him/her.
We try our best to pair travelers of the same gender but in the odd case you might have to share a room with a traveler of the opposite sex or in rare cases share a triple room


How does the booking process work?

Your spot will be secured as soon as we receive your deposit payment. This deposit is refundable up to 10 days after your booking.

You will receive an invoice for the balance payment 9 weeks before the trip starts.

To know more about our booking policy, please check our

Terms & Condition


What if I want to arrive a bit earlier or leave later than the set trip dates?

If your time allows, you might want to enjoy a few more days in the country. If you want some activity recommendations, feel free to drop us a message. We’ll be happy to help. We can also assist you in booking your extra hotel nights if you need.


What is the minimum/maximum number of participants on this trip?

We do have a guarantee of departure for all Mauritania trips. 
And we take a maximum of 11 people + crew for each tour.


What about visa?

You will get your visa on arrival at Nouakchott airport. You will have to pay in cash (60 USD or 55 EUR). For the Visa.


Is it safe to travel to Mauritania?

Yes it is absolutely safe to travel to Mauritania. It is currently a very peaceful country, and our local team there is very experienced and knows every corner of the country.


What should I bring for this trip?

The essentials for this trip are: light but covering clothes, sun protections (hat, sunblock, glasses, scarf), power bank, rain/windproof jacket and some warm clothes for the train, swimsuit and flashlight.

You will be provided with goggles and a sleeping bag for the night on the train.


How much cash should I bring on this trip?

We recommend to bring a bit of cash to pay for extra food, souvenirs or to give as tips to the local team. The equivalent of 200 USD should be enough (unless you plan to buy some more expensive souvenirs). You can either bring EUR/USD/GPB  or withdraw directly some local currency with your Visa/Mastercard.

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