Tunisia/Algeria guide rules
I am driving to Timbuktu in Dec (still looking for a driver to pay one vehicle's fuel and ferry costs). I am planning to go to Tozeur and then to the border with Algeria near Nefta. Will I need a guide for any of this Tunisian leg? As far as I can remember it is all pretty easy going this route.
I have an Algerian Tuareg guide lined up to meet me at the border but he is not from an agency. Will I need a letter of invitation? And if so who could I get this from if I am not planning to hire a vehicle or a guide from them?
And what about Algerian and Tunisian visas? Are these easy and hassle free to get on entry or is it best to get them beforehand?
Thanking you in advance.