Mauritania

Great Iron Ore Train Journey Across the Sahara-A 17 Hour Long  Ride through the Desolate Roadless Sahara Desert While Sleeping on a Pile of Iron Ore Rocks

Mauritania Travel Itinerary November 2019

 

Day 1

Arrive Nouakchott via Turkish Airways from Istanbul

Arrange provisions for train journey

Sleep in Nouakchott Hotel

Day 2

Drive via hired vehicle to Choum in northern desert visiting villages along the way

Wait for iron ore train to arrive in Choum

Travel overnight on top of the iron ore pellets on the train (12 hours over night)

Day 3

Arrive morning Nouadhibou 

Hotel and  transfer to Western Sahara border

 

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