9 days 8 night
Pottery from North Africa and gold from Sudan passed from hand to hand, a land of trade criss-crossed for centuries by the great caravans that came to barter salt from the desert for millet from the savannah. Mauritania, which has only been open to tourism since 1997, is a fascinating country that is still little known and has countless riches to discover.
Kingdom of nomadism, Mauritania, where North African pottery and Sudanese gold passed from hand to hand, a land of exchanges criss-crossed for centuries by the large caravans that came to barter desert salt for savannah millet, Mauritania, open only to tourism since 1997, is a fascinating country still unknown and with countless riches to discover.
Mauritania is a country twice the size of France with only three million inhabitants. It is a country of desert, land of men, of Monod and Saint Exupéry. The modern world sought to increase its hold there without really tainting the identity of its people, based on the nomadic ideal: an eternal wandering in the great spaces of sand and wind. A legendary will to be free forged this people, which was never but touched by foreign domination.
We invite you to discover this Western Sahara where the landscapes are sumptuous but where the human presence is more important than in the central Sahara. You have to travel through this country to understand this people and what it means to cling to this land so beautiful but so arid.
We will do this in the form of a 4×4 discovery or camel trekking which will leave you with the memory of nights under the stars, but also of refreshing springs and green oases.
ADRAR – OCEAN
From the dunes and oases of the Adrar desert to the shores of the ocean (1585 km)
Type Discovery 4×4
Duration 9 days
3 nights hotel / hostel
in a double room
2 nights in bivouac
Level For All
3 to 5 hours drive / day
and easy strolls
Dates October to April
What we like about this tour…The discovery of Nouakchott, the south of Adrar and its oases, the erg Amatlich, the holy cities of Chinguetti and Ouadane, the village of Azougui, the springs of Tergit, the erg Akcchar, the coastline and of course the encounters with the nomads and the nights…
This tour may be subject to change depending on flight schedules and/or weather conditions.
Assistance and transfer to the hotel
Transfer to saint louis. Lunch and carriage ride. Dinner and overnight stay at the mermoz
Welcome at Diama border at around 12:00 assistance with formalities small break at the Diawling for lunch and continuation on
Nouakchott; transfer to the hotel; dinner and overnight stay.
Morning departure in 4x4 by a good tarred road. We pass by Akjoujt (256 km) and have lunch on the way. We soon leave the road and start our discovery of the erg Amatlich through the village of Graret Levras.
The first palm groves appear in front of us, a spectacle of oases and sand dunes that will soon become familiar to us. First bivouac in a superb setting of large dunes 300 metres high.
Day 5: Aoujia - Ereich - Gleitat - Medah - Tivoujar
Morning departure in the middle of the dunes in the direction of Gleitat. Passing through the Ereich valley, the favourite place of the
nomads for its numerous acacias and its expanses of camel grass. Numerous herds of small ruminants
travel through this surprisingly populated desert. Lunch in Gleitat under the palm trees and continuation to the village of Medah,
then towards the Tivoujar pass, a gigantic sand slide! Bivouac in Tivoujar.
Day 6: Tivoujar - Toungad - Oued Lebiad - Azougui - Chinguétti
We leave Tivoujar in the direction of Toungad, where we visit the palm grove. We then head towards the wadi Lebiad, the White Valley, which we follow until we reach the road that will lead us to Atar. Lunch at the "Auberge des Toiles Maures" then visit the village of Azougui, birthplace of the Almoravids. Continuation to chinguétti by a good track. Night at the Eden hostel.
Day 7: Chinguetti - Tergit - Yagref - Akjoujt - Nouakchott
Early in the morning, we take the track towards Atar and continue on to the oasis of Tergit, with its warm springs and hundred-year-old palm trees. Continue towards Yagref by a good asphalt road and have lunch under the trees. Continuation to Akjoujt then Nouakchott. Dinner and overnight at the hotel halima in double room.
Departure from the city and continuation to Diama, transfer and assistance with the formalities. End of the service on Mauritania and continuation for a night in Saint Louis.
Day 9 transfer to Dakar and return and departure according to schedule.