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 ...
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 ...