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  • Sights

    Grand Erg Occidental

    The Sahara Desert region of Algeria is home to many small villages, breathtaking oasis and fascinating sand dunes, but it is also in this desolate landscape, where endless desert regions are found. Where there are no signs of life for miles; and where all that lies before you is an ocean of sand and its varied shapes and color. These seemingly lifeless stretches of sand are called ergs, and ...

  • National Parks

    Ahaggar National Park

    Algeria's Ahaggar National Park covers an area of approximately 450,000 square kilometers in the Saharan Algeria Region in the extreme south of the country. The closest populated area near the park, which lies in a desert mountainous zone, is the oasis city of Tamanrasset. The Ahaggar Mountains, also known as the Hoggar, dominate the park, with the highest peak being Mount Tahat, measuring ...

  • Museums

    Beni Abbes Museum

    Located in the oasis town of Beni Abbès, the capital city of the Saoura area of Algeria, the Beni Abbès Museum houses an impressive display of desert fauna, fossils and traditional arts and crafts, such as carpets, wall hangings, ceramic items, woodcarvings and jewelry. The museum, which is supported by the Saharan Research Center, displays an extensive range of different types of dates – ...

  • Museums

    El Oued Museum

    El-Oued in Algeria is often referred to as the "Pearl of the Sahara" or the "City of a Thousand Domes", and visitors to this picturesque oasis town soon come to appreciate why. With its domed whitewashed buildings surrounded by date palms and greenery, El-Oued in the Saharan Algeria Region of the country is a popular tourist destination. The El-Oued Museum (Musée d’El Oued) located in the ...

  • Attractions

    Algeria is a vast country offering tourists a wide selection of attractions and activities. The capital city of Algiers has a rich past and ruins at Djemila, Tipasa and Timgad are fascinating to see. Main attractions in Algeria include the National Museum of Fine Arts as well as the Bardo Ethnographic and Local Art Museum. Step back in history by making your way to the Hauts Plateaux where ...

  • Travel

    Geography

    Algeria is the second largest country in Africa, and the tenth largest country in the world. Covering such an immense stretch of landscape, Algeria is also a country of diversity. It extends from the Mediterranean coastline to the sandy dunes of the Sahara Desert. Algeria's geography is fascinating and traveling through the country is a unique experience. Join us as we consider Algeria's ...

  • Regions

    There are a number of great destinations in Algeria just waiting to be discovered. A curious mixture of cultures and influences, Algeria has something interesting to see in just about every city. The country is also the second largest on the African continent - so you can be sure that there are plenty of towns and cities to visit. Granted, tourism in the country has slowed down somewhat ...