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Old 15 Jun 2008
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Trip from Djanet - Chirfa - Bilma - Nguigmi

I've search but only to find 3-4 years old threads about this topic. Does anyone know if it at all is possible to drive down this way, track condition? What about security?

We will be on two motos and one Toyota pickup.
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Algeria will not let you exit at Djanet.
The area is very unsafe because rebell activity in NIger and Tchad.
An Italian group was kidnapped 2 years ago at Agadem and all released several hours later except 2 of them which were released only several weeks later. You may find more info on sahara.it bbs.
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Thanks for your answer. I plan to go on this trip but not until next year so hopefully the situation will be a little better by then.

If, fingers crossed, that will be the case, has anyone driven the pist from Djanet to Chirfa and maybe has some gps-coordinates to share or just some info if it is rideable at all? I suppose the border has been open before sometime, or?

Maybe it's better to try to drive through Libya down to Niger via Al Katrun - Tumu - Seguedine?
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Like Yves said, Algeria will not let you exit at Djanet and I think that rule is here to stay. It is possible the Tenere/Aïr may calm down by next year; the problem now will be mines (in the Aïr at least).

Djanet to Chirfa is easy - balise posts nearly all the way. See Route A15 in the Sahara book.

Maybe it's better to try to drive through Libya down to Niger...

You've missed your chance on that one too - they closed it to tourists a couple of years back.

Best thing is to try: In Guezzam - Arlit, Iferounane, Adrar Bous, Chirfa and down to Nguigmi - asuming the area becomes safe again. It's a great part of the Sahara for sure.

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