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Chris Scott 24 Feb 2011 23:27

Algeria February 2011 trip report
Right here.


roro 25 Feb 2011 09:02

"In In Amguel the driver was instructed to stay on the TSH all the way to In Salah (via Arak) but he had his own ideas about that and after a fill up and a staggered dash up the highway, he found a gap in the water pipeline (which limits entry points to the land to the west) and we headed back into Ahnet for another great week or so, avoiding Arak."

Hi Chris,

(Thanks for this report)

I had the same experience in 2009 with our guide in Ahnet (from Tanezrouft V.).
For us it was Akly, a very kind man (and also very poor).

It was the same for you?

BTW, have you met Fouad (the agence's secretary) this year?
I had sent a mail to him but with no reply so may he doesn't work for them anymore.

About the mouflon, have you seen it like we can see on this picture or th picture was shot with a very big tele?


Chris Scott 25 Feb 2011 11:50

Hi Roro

Not Akle (who we had on a crater trek one time) but I think a relative of his who was a fun guy of 69 years.

Yes, Fouad is around and still with TNZ, but often on the road with no email. I think at a Timimoun festival now.

Not a big tele which would shake too much, just a normal point-and-shoot but the image was cropped. I would say they were less than 100m away. I got lucky as 2 ran along the cliff not up and away.
I put another picture in the report (link below).


priffe 25 Feb 2011 13:52

Thanks for a good travel report. It all seems very doable with the right guide.
Of course the situation may change quickly in Algeria now.
Where are the pics? Can't find that moufelon. :)

Chris Scott 25 Feb 2011 15:19

Mouf is here: http://www.sahara-overland.com/Sfile...011/mouflo.jpg


roro 25 Feb 2011 16:14

Thanks Chris for pictures (and infos as well).
I think yo were very lucky to see them like that!
There are not very easy to find and very scared about humans (with good reasons, I think).


hieronymus 27 Feb 2011 16:33

Too bad we didn't get any pictures of the antilopes...but man, these animals are fast!
So we made it home without any problems and for those interested in some pics and a Dutch description of the trip here's the link to my blog:

Chris Scott 28 Feb 2011 08:49

Algeria 2011 movie
Nice pix Jeroen, especially that bathroom!

Here's an 8-minute movie at the sandy end of our trip. And now, a small gallery too. Back to proper work now.


hieronymus 28 Feb 2011 13:17

Looks great Chris!
I managed to upload two 'GoPro' vids on Youtube as well and here's part one of my own trip report:
YouTube - Algeria Water4africa Februari 2011

Rafke 3 Mar 2011 15:29

Thanks for the video Chris, looks great! Couldn't read the report because your website seems to be down, but I guess you know that already...


hieronymus 5 Mar 2011 09:55

Part two

hieronymus 7 Mar 2011 20:37

Part four

hieronymus 8 Mar 2011 23:22

And the last one, he he....
YouTube - Algeria Water4africa Februari 2011 Part 5

James Rothwell 10 Apr 2011 12:17

Some fantastic footage there of the trip, nice shots of the Landcruiser 80 series is action on the sand.

reggwensie 14 Apr 2011 21:01


Originally Posted by James Rothwell (Post 331622)
nice shots of the Landcruiser 80 series is action on the sand.

you mean sinking in the sand!!

My pics from the trip are here.


We were in the green Disco.

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