Tips for Traveling in Algeria
Enjoy the adventure of traveling to Algeria. Below are some tips and points to consider regarding hotels, car rental and flights.
Bed and Breakfasts, hotels, guest houses and self-catering accommodation are available in various locations in Algeria. Prices vary according to service and location, but you will likely find the majority to be very reasonable. It is always a good idea to check what services and facilities will be made available to you before your stay. Booking ahead is not essential but is never a bad idea.
Because of the largeness of the country Algeria has quite a large number of airports. Many of these are smaller airstrips - some of which have official landing procedures and others of which require little from the pilot at all. The main airports can be found at Algiers, Constantine, Annaba and Oran. These airports provide 97% of all airport services and cater for international as well as domestic flights.
There are a decent number of car rental companies that operate in Algeria. Many of the companies are branches of a global chain but there are also some local companies. Some of the companies specialize in cheap car hire. Since Algeria is a hot, sandy country, it is usually a good idea to ensure that the vehicle you plan to hire has air conditioning and can handle rough surfaces. This is especially so if you plan to head to deserted areas where 4x4 capabilities as well as extra fuel tanks and water holding facilities become a must. Always remember to check maps and compasses and stay out of dangerous territories when driving in Algeria.