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Photo by Michael Jordan, enjoying a meal at sunset, Zangskar Valley, India

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Photo by Michael Jordan
enjoying a meal at sunset,
Zangskar Valley, India



Trans Sahara Routes.

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Thanks for the news Andrasz. Other agencies were contacting me recently regarding revived access in this popular 'fly-in' area, but nothing doing elsewhere in the south (or perhaps less interest in promoting those places).

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Independent Travel to Algeria

Is there a travel agent anyone knows and could recommend who would be able to assist us in planning an independent self drive trip to Algeria please? We would like to visit in our motorhome next year. Many thanks Jon
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Ho Jon, unlike Morocco (for example,) these days travel by motorhome is unheard of in Alg, but try some of the agencies listed here:
Algeria info | Sahara Overland

Down south you will need an escort vehicle which will cost at least €100 a day.
Up north it's unlikely you'll be able to leave a port or border also without an escort (but people have managed this on occasion).

Also down south, a low-clearance vehicle may be hindrance.

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Thanks Chris, we'll look into the link you sent.
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Samsung and Ray Ban in action

Times have certainly changed... (Sabeiba Festival, Djanet)

In a lighter spirit Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, everyone!

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Thanks for this nice picture!
Hoping things are going better in the area

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Hi, can you send me an email?


sam at prepare2go dot com


Thanks, Sam.
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It took a while, finally completed the account of our last November's trip to the Tassili:
Tassili N'Ajjer, Algeria - November 2014

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Great trip!
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Very, very interesting Andrasz, thx.
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Tried going to the Tassili / Djanet area again this year, from our party of four three (myself included) were unable to obtain visas for a fly-in trip with local agency support. I'm not sure, but this could have been connected to the bit of news on the Sahara security thread (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...-41#post517408).

Similar to the experience of others in the past, our visas were never denied, just the confirmation failed to arrive from Algiers despite repeated assurances and promises. It appears we can strike off another country from the ever shrinking list.
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It can be difficult. We're regularly there but not as 'tourists' so perhaps easier?
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Guides in Djanet are still hopeful, just heard from them yesterday.
But they know little of where the problem lies. Algeria is an enigma, and could erupt anytime.
There is war between touareg and tobo on the Libyan side not that far from Djanet. Libya: Ubari's War as Photographed By Philippe Dudouit
Libya: The Forgotten War of the Tebu and Tuareg
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