Mauritania Group Adventures 2023!

Adventure with us through one of the least visited, and most remote destinations worldwide - Mauritania! Together with a group of like-minded adventurers, all with one and the same mission: to authentically explore a new country, and hitchhike on a cargo train through the Sahara, all while making lifelong connections through this group.

 

 

Meet your Mauritania team:

When can I join?

 What will you experience?

To transmit the feeling of adventure and spontaneity, we keep our itinerary secret and reveal our plans the day before, because we love to give good surprises. We believe good travel is about taking you on a ride instead of ticking off a list.
But don't worry, our trip will include all the best that Mauritania has to offer, such as...

  • Camping by the highest sand dunes of Mauritania under a starry sky (I planned these dates to align with new moon, so the stars will be at their brightest!).
  • A refreshing dip at the Terjit Oasis, yes - a real oasis - surrounded by date palm trees.
  • Visiting the old library of Chinguetti with ancient scrips, and meeting the wonderful man that has guarded these valuable manuscripts for centuries.
  • Visiting the historical town of Ouadane (UNESCO world heritage site)
  • And, of course: hitchhiking on the worlds longest train through the Sahara, starting in ...
  • Zouerat, where the iron is mined,
  • Riding through a corner of Western Sahara, the largest disputed territory in the world (for us geography geeks, this is a weird, but cool, highlight)
  • and end all the way at the Atlantic coast, where we will be visiting the coastal town of Nouadhibou and experience a different side of Mauritania
and more... But the rest is a surprise ;) Keep in mind that as we're seeing a lot of the country, we're also covering a lot of ground, so be prepared for some long drives! Time on the train is between 12-17 hours, seeing both the sunset and the sunrise from the train 🚂 

What past Adventurers say: 


Here is a little glimpse into what the journey will entail:

Why this trip?

At Destination Chaser we combine unforgettable adventures for the traveler, with giving back to the communities that we are fortunate enough to be hosted by. This Adventure to Ethiopia is one of our prime examples of eco tourism merged with cultural immersion together with locals, to make a lasting impact. Thank you for being part of this movement! 

What flights should I look for? 

Flying in & out of Nouakchott intl. Airport (NKC).

Arrival: we start our adventure early in the morning (around 7am) on the starting day (outlined above), so it's best to arrive a day or two early to settle in and meet everyone! One extra hotel night is on us :) check in would start at 12pm. 

Departure: on the last day of the tour, anytime. Hotel check out at 12pm. 

TIP: look for round trip flights to Dakar, and then from Dakar to Nouakchott. Flights are more affordable this way.

Oct.: Flight arrival on 12th anytime, or 13th before 5am | Departure 20th anytime

Nov.: Flight arrival on 11th anytime, or 12th before 5am | Departure 19th anytime

 

How does the payment work?

To secure your spot, you can pay a deposit by credit or debit card of 20% of the trip price, which is non-refundable, as it is to secure services on ground that have their own cancellation policies and are funds we do not keep - but we will always try out best to refund whatever possible, as we understand sometimes plans can change and things happen!


3 months before the start of the trip we will send you another payment link for 40%, and for the remainder, we will send another payment link two months in advance - this is so you have more flexibility with covering the cost and don't need to pay everything at once. Let us know if you need a payment plan, we are happy to help!

BONUS: if you have a points program you can collect points from our trips as we are under the “travel” category!

Other payment options such as PayPal, or bank transfer, are available too if you prefer.

 

💸 What's included in the price?

Included not included

Personal airport pickup & dropoff

Intl. flight to & from Nouakchott intl. airport

All private, acclimatized transportation - the main part of the cost

Travel insurance
Experienced, knowledgable and fun local guides
Personal expenses & tips
All accommodation on a shared basis (we believe this is an essential part for people to connect throughout the trip) Visa on arrival (60$ to be paid at the airport in Nouakchott)
All meals included
All entrance fees and activities

All camping equipment

Do I need to pack camping equipment?

All camping equipment will be provided to you from us, so short answer is no - you won't have to bring anything. The only item that's out of the ordinary that you'll have to pack, are ski goggles for the train ride ... we'll explain. A detailed packing list with clothing recommendation will be sent into the group chat, where you can e-meet and connect with the group before the start of the trip!

What are Mauritania's current covid requirements? 

Mauritania has lifted all Covid-19 requirements.

     

    Any more questions?

    Make sure you check out the Frequently Asked Questions page!

    Feel free to message me @destinationchaser or email me hello@destinationchaser.com any time :) 

    Looking forward to have you experience this adventure!

    Andi & the team