Across algeria and niger hitching or public transport?
I work in Ghana and have taken the mauri- mali- burkina or mauri- senegal etc route in the past, hitching and on public transport, with helpful advice off the HUBB! although I cant drive. In jan/feb 2010 - I want to take the route through in-salah, tamanrasset and across at in-guezzam to agadez then onwards to ghana. Can't find out anywhere firstly whether there is any public bus along that road from in-salah to in-guezzam and then inwards through Niger, and secondly if not whether there's the possibility of hitching as there is at the morrocco - mauri border. Is anyone able to advise?
The other question is about guides and visa. Is a guide necessary for a pedestrian girl travelling alone in such a way? And it seems the best thing to do with algeria and niger visas is to get them in the UK before leaving. Is this the same for pedestrians as bikers? I know the HUBBs for bikers, so if anyone can suggest a sahara pedestrians forum I'd be grateful! Cheers.