Nowhere is quite like Terjit. At least not the oases we have visited. Set in the shade of date palms and a large red cliff, Terjit is a good ten degrees cooler than the surrounding oven of a desert plateau. Add to this two springs running from the cliff – one hot and one cold – coming together in a small pool perfect for a dip before continuing to wind their way through the palm grove in small streams. Just 25 km south of Atar, Terjit is a perfect mid-day break for any journey to or from Nouakchott, or as a place to regroup and gather strength after a desert trek. Locals have not passed up the chance to set up tents, a restaurant and a simple auberge here, so your needs will be catered for.