Wilaya d' Illizi Travel Guide

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Tassili n'Ajjer National Park









Tassili n'Ajjer National Park

  • Getting closer to oued Tissoukal

    Tassili n'Ajjer National Park Things to Do

    To get closer to the ghost city, we have to walk on another typical landscape of the Sahara, the "hammada" (first photo), ie an almost flat surface of bare rock that has been darkened by the "desert varnish". I quote Trekki to explain what is the desert varnish :During my travels in Southwest US, I often came across these funny vertical stripes on...

  • Danger!

    Tassili n'Ajjer National Park Warnings and Dangers

    It is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to collect any stones and/or prehistoric artifacts. Luggage are thoroughly checked at Djanet airport. If you had any of these, you would have a very heavy fine and would be jailed.Because of extensive theft of archeological artifacts, the trail from Djanet to Tamanrasset has been closed in April 2005 (now open, as far as I...

  • To read before/after your trek

    Tassili n'Ajjer National Park What to Pack

    Roger Frison-Roche (1906-1999) was a French mountain guide that wrote a lot of books on the Alps, the Sahara and the Arctic.Altogether, he wrote about 10 books on the Sahara, all bestsellers translated in different languages. Several of these bestsellers were situated in the Tassili. Reading the books of Frison-Roche was one of the reasons for my...



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  • Read more Roger-Frison-Roche books !

    Djanet What to Pack

    Following from first tip. 1950 Le Grand Désert. Photos Georges Tairraz. Arthaud Grenoble. 1952 Bivouacs sous la lune : La Montagne aux Ecritures tome 2. Arthaud Grenoble. 1954 Le Rendez-vous d'Essendilène. Arthaud Grenoble (in Italian as "Apputamento a Essendilène" and in Slovenian as "Sestanek u Essendilenu"). 1961 Sahara de l'Aventure. Arthaud...

  • Read Roger Frison-Roche books !

    Djanet What to Pack

    Roger Frison-Roche, born in Paris in 1906, died in 2000. He was a mountain guide and a famous writer. He split his life between Chamonix and the Sahara and wrote about 30 novels, half on Chamonix and half on the Sahara. Many were big successes and several have been made as films.He was in 1935, with Coche, the first to climb the Garet El Djenoun...

  • A guelta

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    A guelta is a crack between two rocks with a waterproof bottom where water gathers each time there is a rain and stay for years, evaporating slowly. This is the water we are drinking when trekking in the Tassili N'ajjer (see my page, to come)


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