Western Sahara Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Khamlia
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Khamlia
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Khamlia

Western Sahara Off The Beaten Path

  • Smara

    The whole trip in Western Sahara is Off the beaten path so even Smara of course. It is not so big city, actually not so nice either, but exciting anyway. There are a few but very interesting buildings like Zawiyya of the Blue Sultan and remains of his mosque. One other mosque interesting of the way to build it because one half is of only stones and...

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  • Landscape in the north

    Although there are definitely some places where you can see the typical "Sahara-sanddunes" in Western Sahara, the biggest part is covered with so called "hamada" or "camel-grass". The 200 kilometres between Tarfaya and Laayoune is a spectacular area with a little bit of all landscapes, and more.The area's with "hamada" are very dry area's. These...

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  • Wallpaintings

    In the capital of Western Sahara, Laayoune, you will find lots of interesting wallpaintings. Paintings there are not only a welcome change of colour between the same orange/pinkish colour that covers the whole city. Sometimes the paintings are also historically very interesting.In some places in the city you will just find some nice paintings to...

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  • Weapons museum

    This is an unique museum containing many tanks, bazookas, mines, and parts of airplanes captured to the Moroccan invaders. Entrance is free.It is located in the encampment of Rabuni, not far from Argelian town of Tindouf.

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  • Butcher

    Small butcher shop with freash meat. This place is located 100km from the Mauritanian border of Bin Morgein. This is the last petrol station existing before the border with Mauritania.

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  • GPS or compass

    Its difficult to know exactly where you are going in a landscape with few natural markers. If navigating in the real desert at least take a map and compass, better still take a GPS console.

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  • Col-du-Tichka

    On the way to Ourzazate the coach full of intrepid explorers went through the Atlas mountains. The driver was a psycho who drove like Stirling Moss inches away from sheer drops, hundreds of feet below.Somehow we survived and passed a tiny hamlet called Col-du-Tichka (altitude 2260). There was a souvenir shop and a cafe as well.

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  • Berber encampments

    Being in the Sahara desert is fairly off the beaten path already, but to get a taste of the life of the indigenous population, just befriend them, offer them something, and share a tea with them if they invite you to their encampment.These fellows in the picture were part of the entourage who cooked and set up the 'tents' which would meet us at the...

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  • Public Bath House.Women :...

    Public Bath House.Women : 08:00 - 12:00 pm Men : 13:00 - 18:00 pm fare : The public bath house usually crowded with Saharawic from deferent Khemah (Tent). The bath house that I went was divided into 3 parts. 1 Sec : Changing Room - the place where you can hang all you shirts, pants and tower on the strings, be sure that It is visuable from the bath...

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