Iron Ore Train in Mauritania At Sunset

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Join us as we visit Mauritania, a land of desert sand dunes and beautiful coasts.

Located in northwest Africa, Mauritania is one of Africa's largest countries mostly consumed by the great Sahara Desert but also lies on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean with stunning beaches.

On our tour we will watch as the fishermen arrive at the Port de Peche in Nouakchott, explore the incredible Eye of the Sahara, believed by some to be the location of Atlantis and for the brave, take the overnight Iron Ore Train through the Sahara Desert!

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Please note that although we only run tours to areas we feel we can keep our clients safe, the British FCO advises against all travel to parts of Mauritania that we will visit and all but essential travel to the other areas we travel to.

We research the security of our destinations highly and safety is a priority for us, however, we advise you to do your own research as well to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.

Please note these travel warnings may also affect travel insurance for these regions, please contact us for advice on this. For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, click here

We plan to run this tour 3 times per year. However, due to popularity we have added 3 extra dates in 2021.

Both Mauritania and Western Sahara have visa on arrival for most nationalities.

Please note the iron ore train does not run to a schedule so a lot of waiting can be required for the trains arrival.

Our tours are priced at £1,355 for the standard tour and £1,575 for the iron ore tour. Rooms are on a twin basis.

Single supplement for this tour is £280.

Deposit for this tour is priced at £450.

Upcoming Tours

Our current upcoming group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.

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