Get Lost In The Casbah!Expert Algeria is one of North Africa's foremost specialists in incentives and team building programmes.
Below you will find just one of the circuits that we offer to promote team-building and to help participants understand how groups of people can best work together. For more information, please contact us.
Less than three hours from London, yet virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, Algiers is one of the Mediterranean's most mesmerising cities, a captivating mélange of faded French grandeur and neo-Moorish folly crowned by a legendary, UNESCO-protected casbah. Were "Alger La Blanche" situated on the northern coast of the Mediterranean, this dazzling euphony of blue and white would be one of Europe's most sought after destinations.
A lived-in, weather-warmed city, the Algerian capital is home to some of the most exuberant, playful art deco architecture anywhere in the world. Yet the boulevards of this Mediterranean Paris are also lined with mosques and minarets, notably the 17th century Fishermen's Mosque, as well as neo-Moorish delights such as the Grande Poste.
The casbah - "a masterpiece of architecture and town planning" according to Le Corbusier - remains one of the world's most mythical labyrinths, its huddled houses tumbling down the hill-side before seemingly spilling over into the sea.
It was here that the citizens of Algiers fought and out-thought the French during the War of Independence and it is here that we will eat and drink with the local families and learn about the history and architecture of this most extra-ordinary labyrinth of houses, mosques and workshops.
We stay near the casbah either in one of Algeria's earliest art deco hotels overlooking the port (and inaugurated by Charlie Chaplin!) or high above the bay of Algiers in the capital's most historic residence, which served as Eisenhower's headquarters during World War II.