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Sayonara Sahara?

Bonjour All,

What's the current opinion on the Sahara? Is it completely impassable through the central routes shown on Chris's site:


I've been thinking about forming a four-man team to cross the desert from north to south toward Mali/Timbuktu. Hardship I can deal with, but I draw a firm line at getting shot at!

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It might be a few years before that might be possible. Crossing Algeria is possible but with some limits imposed by gov't. But you can't cross the Mali border. Nor would you want to. Northern Mali is not a happy (or safe) place now.
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Actually, in the sense of traversing the country from one border and exiting via another then crossing Algeria is not currently possible for tourists.
Only official and secure border apart from sea ports is Nefta - Taleb Larbi. Our bikes crossed that way yesterday. All other land borders closed to foreigners, afaik.

But if you don't mind the escort you can have a whole lot of fun exploring what is permitted off road in; a relatively tiny but spectacular area (pix below).

Otherwise, as Tomek suggests, head for RIM and PFZ to DIY.
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Nice pictures!
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