Algeria Things to Do

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Algeria Things to Do

  • Beach trip Lunch

    Visit the coast at Tenes. It is a small on the med coast with a neat light House and fishing village. Grreat place to get fish for lunch for nearly nothing. And the water is crystal clear for diving over by the Light House. The surf isn't too bad either.

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  • Try climbing alone a dune...

    If you like some adrenaline just try climbing alone a dune when you will find one for first time. It was unbelievable strange. Actually I was too weak (psyhically) and scared to finish the first attempt. I was repeating after a while the experience and I felt wonderful… Above the dune and the entire Sahara everything is clean and clear and I will...

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  • Tamanrasset and the Southern Sahara

    The desert area of Tamanrasset is 2000km, and 2 hours flight from Algiers. The desert is the size of France with the most amazing and varied scenery, 12000 year old rock art and Tuareg nomads.It is better if you go with a guide who knows the area, which can be arranged in Tamanrasset, as it is easy to get lost.You can either camp or bivouac (no...

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  • Ghardaia

    Ghardaia is a collection 0f 7 cities built between the 11th and 17th centuries by the M'zab people who are Berbers originally from the North of Algeria.The M'zab have their own system of values and traditions and are skilled traders. The women weave beautiful carpets.The market squares and narrow winding streets of the old cities are fascinating to...

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  • Timimoun - Oasis

    The oasis town of Timimoun is South of Algiers and North of Tamanrasset on the edge of the Sahara. The desert here is very typical pretty picture-postcard desert with golden sands and palm trees, the architecture is the "sudanese" mud brick style which is very typical of the Sahara.The Fugara water system is unique to the area and there are many...

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  • Timgad

    Timgad is one of the most impressive roman sites in Algeria and all north africa, it's typical roman city with all constructions and accomodations, the original plan is still visible on the ground.You can go to Timgad from Batna with public transportation if you don't have a car.Very beautiful site and worth the visit!

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  • Annaba

    Annaba formerly Bone, is located in the extreme North-east of Algeria, it's about 500 km east of Algiers, one of most beautiful and important cities in Algeria, very industrial and big commercial port.you can get there by train, plane, bus or public taxi.What you must visit in Annaba : - Annaba city center (Cours de la révolution square)- Place...

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  • Tamanrasset

    An oasis after 5 solid days of just desert - a great place to relax, go shopping and meet people!Tamanrasset, manytimes only called Tam, is a city in the south of Algeria with 40,000 inhabitants. It is situated in the Sahara desert at an elevation of 1,400 meters in the Hoggar Mountains. It is the center of trade in the Sahara. It is also the...

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  • Algiers, The capital

    Algiers (arabic name: Al-Jaza'ir) is the capital of Algeria and the most important Mediterranean port of northwest Africa, it's also called "Alger la blanche" (Algeirs the white) because of its white building. Algiers has a great and long history, it was governed by successive conquerors, romans, vandals, byzantians , arabs, spanish, ottomans and...

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  • P?re Faucault Hermit in Assekrem

    The south of Ghardaia offers you many adventures, such as the Tassili N?Ajjer paintings in the vicinity of Djanet, or crossing the Sahel in camels to get to Niger.Based in Tamanghasset while waiting during two weeks for a Niger visa (which finally was denied and I was forced to cross the Sahara in trucks selling dates from I-n-Salah to Gao, in...

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  • Beni Isguen.

    Beni Isguen is one of the five cities (pentapole) of the Mzab. It is a sacred city, enclosed by walls. Its doors are closed at dusk as no foreigner to the city can spend the night inside its walls. It is the Mzab city that has the most kept its character. You will not be allowed to visit the city on your own (anyway, you would not see anything !)....

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  • Tassili N'Ajjer

    Tassili N'AjjerOn the south side off Tassili N'Ajjer; on the way to Djanet, we meeted some touareg-women.It's hard to get in contact with them, but i managed to get some photographs

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  • Illizi

    IlliziIllizi is a small town near the eastern border off Algeria.It's hard to get there, course there is only a "Piste" ; and with some luck jou will find a sign posted, to show you a way; hopefully to the place you want to go.So it means you have to take a verry good map and compas; otherwise you can get lost.

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  • Ford Issendjel

    Ford IssendjelThere are numerous military forts built across the Sahara (mainly by the French but also by the Italians) during the last century and a bit.Ford Issendjel is one off them, near the Libian border

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  • Erg d'Admer

    Erg d'AdmerThe road between Fort Gardel and Djanet cross the place where the Erg d"Admer meets the Tassili N'Ajjer.

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  • Tassili N'Ajjer

    Tassili N'AjjerThe Tassili N'Ajjer is one of the more famous landscapes of Algeria, being a vast plateau, to the north of the Hoggar Mountains. Few areas of Algeria has wilder landscape than Tassili N'Ajjer, characterised by deep chasms and dramatic cliffs.

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  • Fort Gardel

    Fort GardelFort Gardel (north west of Djanet) was built on the site of Zaouatanlaz (called Zaouatallaz on some maps), on the track between Djanet and Dider. It was given the name of Gardel, the victor at Essayen, who died on 8 April 1916 on the European Front. Lt. Gabriel Gardel, led the Ajjer group of the Compagnie Saharienne du Tidikelt under...

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  • Hammam Meskoutine

    Hammam Meskoutine is an off the beaten path destination, 80 km south to Annaba with hot springs and prodigious stone waterfalls. The water is 98°C, one of the hottest springs in the world, together with some springs in Iceland. It is highly mineralized and when it flows, it crystallizes to give huge draperies, a kind of impressive stone waterfall...

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  • Annaba

    Annaba is the capital of the eastern part of Algeria. It was a Roman city under the name of Hippone. The ruins of Hippone are enclosed and given our schedule, we could not visit them. The city was named Bône until the independence. It has now more than 600,000 inhabitants.This photo shows one of the several superb houses built at the very beginning...

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  • School warning !

    I have already written in other tips that I collected photos of school warning road signs. I took this one in 2005 in Annaba. I should have more in my old slides that I will add. On the occasion of our recent travel, I noticed that Algeria had a great variety of such road signs. It seems that they were all different (home and hand made ?) but...

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  • Hoggar, young Kel-Ahaggar

    We had our noon bivouac under an "abris sous roche" (shelter-under-rock) that had been extensively used by sheep too as a shelter, given the thickness of the droppings ! It was not far from the Assekrem, with no living soul around. At least, that was what we thought ! After may be half an hour, these two youngster appeared and proposed to sell us a...

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  • Hoggar, the Daouda.

    This photo shows a typical landscape of the Hoggar. In the foreground, the bed of an oued. An oued is a dry river that might flow every 5 or 10 years but water remains in the depth of the soil for years. Then, it hosts an abundant (desert speaking !) vegetation that often blooms in beautiful colors (travelogue to come). In the background, the...

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  • Bivouac in the desert.

    Though the Sahara desert accounts only for a part of Algeria, this is usually what people are awaiting when speaking of Algeria. I have visited the desert on several occasions and will add new pages later. The photo given here shows a noon bivouac under the shade of an acacia (Acacia radiana*). Beware of the spines ! They are strong and can...

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  • Ghardaia

    Ghardaia is another of the cities of the Mzab pentapole. It is more "open" and more modern than Beni Isguen, though, as in any other city of the Mzab, the old Ibadite traditions are kept. You will visit the market, the shops and if you are lucky, might attend a traditional show, such as the one appearing on the photo. This one was for a wedding.

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  • Timgad

    Timgad lies on the northern slopes of the Aur?s mountains and was created ex nihilo as a military colony by the Emperor Trajan in AD 100. With its square enclosure and orthogonal design based on the cardo and decumanus, the two perpendicular routes running through the city, it is an excellent example of Roman town planning.It has been inscribed in...

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  • Lambèze

    Lambèze stands at the feet of the Aurès mountains. It was the seat of the third Roman Legion. In the 18th century, there remained extensive ruins. A jail was built in the mid 19th and there remain now only a few structures such as these Arches.

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  • Algiers, general view

    Algiers, the capital of Algeria is named Alger in French and El Djazaïr in Arab. It was Icosium for the Romans. It is also called "Alger la blanche" (Algiers the white one). El Jazaïr means “the archipelago” and refers to the islands that were in the bay, now included in the jetty. It is now the name of the whole country.Along the centuries, the...

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  • Buildings

    First day, the place felt like a construction yard . Full of place like this, built half way, and a lot of them already used as residential purpose, then continue built once the constructors get more cash.

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  • Ghardaia

    Ghardaia is another beautiful oasis in the Sahara desert. At the gateway to the Sahara, this ancient city set in a rocky, rust-colored landscape has a busy and beautiful marketplace, striking Moorish architecture and an oasis. It is also the home of the Mozabites.I still remember our attempts on buying flour there, which was not all that easy!!!...

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  • El Oued

    El Oued is the center of a number of oases, called Souf. El Oued is the biggest town and the most picturesque, too, being called the "City of 1000 Domes".Those domes are not only wonderful to look at, but they also serve a special purpose. It is called "desert architecture" and is a human solution on how to use air and bild breezes to the maximum...

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  • Assekrem

    The Assekrem Circuit represents what most people get to see from the spectacular Hoggar Mountains. We went on a two day tour with three 4WD cars, because the roads are kind of bad!!!We went to the Eremitage de Père Foucauld. This was built around the hermit Charles de Foucauld in 1910, and is at an altitude of 2,600 metres a fantastic attraction....

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  • Sahara desert

    The entire Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world, being about 1610 km wide and about 5150 km long from east to west. The total area of the Sahara is more than 9 million sq km, of which only a little over 200,000 sq km consist of partially fertile oasis.Sahara Desert geographically consists of the following regions: - the western Sahara,...

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  • CASBAH old part of town

    IV' cent. old town in middle of town ALGIER whit old market place, souvenirs, food, clothes...paradise for womans.Security? Nobody touch you if you are not playing idiot or not respecting the main muslims religion rules....You never forget Casbah and you wont to come again and again...

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  • Youf Ahakit

    Here you can see more rocks delicately shaped by the wind and erosion. There's the possibility of doing a very nice excursion to cross it by walking.

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  • Zouïra and El Hamel

    Near Bou Saada, is the place of the religious brotherhood of Sidi Mohammed Ben Belkacem from the 19th century.Here we found this very colourfull decorated door.

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  • Tyout rock gravures

    It's not easy to find these gravures on your own. So you have to find some one to show you the way on the map or bring you there.Our driver knew the place, but had also to ask around.In this area of Algeria is -so far I know- this the only gravure.

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  • Taghit rock gravures

    Don't miss these rockgravuresThey are south of the village of Taghit.Ask in the village which road to take.If you're on this road, you can't miss. After a few KMs you see some rocks straight forward.If you park your car and have a good look, you find the rocks with the gravures quite easily. When we were there, more Algerians were around to visit...

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  • Oasis village Taghit

    Taghit is a very beautifull oasis at the west side of the Big Western Erg between Bechar and Beni Abbes.There is a lot of shade under the palmtrees.And it is possible to climb the high sanddunes. The best early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

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  • Tassili N' Ajjer

    From Djanet you can visit the Tassili N'Ajjer. A fabulous landscape with surrealistic rockformations. The base of the sandstone walls is eroded by the rivers in neolithic times. So there developed natural shelters for the prehistoric people. These are also the places where you can find the rock paintings. The Tassili N'Ajjer is a real museum in...

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  • Desert and sanddunes

    The desert in Algeria is very scenic and has many faces.Special are the sanddunes of the Grand Erg Occidental in the west, Tin Merzouga in the south-east near the Libyan Border and Erg Admer south of Djanet.On the picture:Moul Naga in the Tadrart.

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  • El Golea, 200.000 palmtrees.

    El Golea is the most easterly oasis of the Grand Erg Occidental and one of the biggest oasis towns in the south with more than 200.000 palmtrees.Things to do:Climb the skar El Menia.Visit Bel Bachir, the place where Charles Foucauld is buried.And... meet people and drink tea.For more information look at my El Golea page.

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  • Ghardaia and the 4 other towns of the...

    Ghardaia is one of the five towns of the M'zab.In this valley live the Mozabites, a islamic sect of Berber people , who came to this valley in the 11th century.The five towns are Ghardaia, Beni Isguen, Bou Noura, Melika and El Ateuf.For more information about the towns and their surroundings visit my Wilaya de Ghardaia page.

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  • Timimoun, town in red

    Timimoun is a very scenic town of red mud-arcihtecture south of the Grand Erg Occidental.Things to do:stroll around in town,visit the small oasis villages in the neighbourhood and walk to the palmeraie.For more tips visit my Timimoun page.

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  • In Salah

    In Salah is called the "red oasis" because of the red buildings - a wonderful spot! There was a lovely market when we were there and nice places to enjoy the shade!!!

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  • The Sahara desert.

    If you go to Algeria I ofcourse recommend you to see the Sahara desert. Its just amazing ! PHOTO: WHEN WE MADE A TRIP INTO THE DESERT WE SUDDENLY SAW TWO GERMAN GUYS AND THEIR TENT...

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