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  • Saharan Algeria

    Amsel

    Amsel is a small town situated just south of the Tamanghasset province. Tamanghasset (or Tamanrasset) is a province in southern Algeria, in the Ahaggar Mountains. Tamanghasset is the chief city of the Algerian Tuareg. Very near to Amsel you will find the huge Ahaggar Mountains, also known as the Hoggar. They are situated in the middle of the Sahara desert, in the southern part of Algeria.

  • Saharan Algeria

    Tindouf

    Tindouf is a city in the western part of Saharan-Algeria with a population of about 30,000 residents. It was built in 1852 by members of the Sahrawi Tajakant tribe, near an isolated Saharan oasis, but got sacked and destroyed by Reguibat Sahrawis in 1895. Tindouf remained abandoned until 1934, which was when the French troops arrived in the area. Since Algeria's independence in 1962 the ...

  • Attractions

    Mountains

    From the Mediterranean coast the landscape peaks in the Atlas Mountains before it stretches across the Sahara Desert. With such varied topography, Algeria's landscape is diverse and fascinating. Algeria's mountain ranges cover large portions of the land. Some of Algeria's mountains form part of the great Atlas Mountain Range whilst others are located only within the country's borders.