Mauritania & The Iron Ore Train

Mauritania

JW
John Ward
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Nov 23 - Dec 3, 2023
Group size: 10 - 18
Mauritania & The Iron Ore Train
Mauritania

John Ward
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Nov 23 - Dec 3, 2023
Group size: 10 - 18

About this trip

Come and experience the most EPIC TRAVEL ADVENTURE on the planet, hitching a ride on the Iron Ore train through the Sahara. In one of the world's least visited countries, Mauritania. 


Mauritania, in West Africa, is what real travel is about. Feel the culture of the nomadic tribes, road trip deep into the desert, camping under the stars, but remember to watch out for wild camels as you cross the road though. 


Starting in Nouakchott, we'll get to know our new group before we venture into the desert. Here we'll visit one of the ancient cities of Islam, Chinguetti. We'll also be off-roading through the sand dunes and staying in local villages. It doesn't get more real than this. 


And then of course, there's the iron ore train. No tickets, no timetable, no seats. We'll hop on the back of the iron ore, and ride it through the night to the Atlantic coast. See you there!

What’s included

  • All Accommodation
  • All meals
    (Not including the first night)
  • All transport
  • Airport transfers
  • Western Guide throughout
  • Local guide throughout
  • Travel bragging rights
    FOR LIFE!
  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Tips

Available options

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Mauritania

Arrive in Nouakchott anytime. I’ll be there at least 1 day early.


Group dinner to see old friends who have traveled with me before and new crazy people who like to spend their vacation time in places like Nouakchott! Alcohol is strictly illegal. But, I know my way around this city, so we may even find a little bar from our friends ‘in-the-know’. Sssssh.

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JW
John Ward
Irish blogger @ onestep4ward.com. Every country in the world (yaay!), now onto the Seven Summits!