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  • Regions

    Saharan Atlas

    Marking the northern edge of the Sahara Desert, the Saharan Atlas Region of Algeria incorporates the eastern portion of the Atlas Mountain Range. This majestic and extensive range of mountains stretches across northern Africa from Morocco, through Algeria, meeting up with the Tell Atlas Range and eventually disappearing into the Aures Mountains crossing Algeria's border into the neighboring ...

  • Saharan Atlas

    Ain Sefra

    If you are looking for a truly quaint little Saharan desert town, Ain Sefra is the place to go. Situated where the Atlas Mountains begin their descent into the midst of the Sahara, there is little wonder why this town is called "The Gateway to the Desert". The small town is set at an altitude of roughly 1000 meters above sea level and, while it is nothing amazing in itself, the views of the ...

  • Saharan Atlas

    Bou Saada

    Situated to the north east of the Saharan Atlas region in Algeria somewhere between the Atlas Mountains and the Hodna depression and salt lake, lies the city and oasis of Bou Saada. The town is - and always has been - a pilgrimage town. It is a place where visitors can rest their weary bodies and minds after days spent in the tough dessert surrounds. Roughly translated, "Bou" means father ...

  • North East

    Batna

    Batna is the name of both a city and a province in north eastern Algeria. Although the origin of the name is unknown, most historians agree that it is a mixture of arabo-berberian and can be loosely translated into "where we sleep this night". Geographically speaking, Batna is located between the north and south Atlas Mountains and this means that the mountains rise on either side to form a ...