Crossing from Mali or Niger into Algeria / Tam
I am thinking of making a crossing from Bamako to Tam or from Niamey to Tam via Agadez and Arlit. I know of the kidnappings in the area, but does anyone have up-to-date information on one or both of the routes into Algeria? I found a travel agency willing to arrange the pick-up at the Algerian frontier post or in the last Niger / Mali town, however I was just looking for current info. I mention I shall not be driving, but taking Hiaces or local transport from Agadez / Arlit in Niger or Tessalit in Mali.