Crocodiles and Giraffes in the SaharaBelow you will find a sample itinerary of just one of Expert Algeria's Sahara tours. For comprehensive details and photos of the Algerian Sahara, please click here.
Most of Expert Algeria's tours and circuits are made-to-measure and are accompanied by qualified guides. Tours last from three days to three weeks and can be designed for between two and thirty participants. Please contact us for further details of all our itineraries.
The Tassili - "plateau of the rivers" in Arabic - is an open-air treasure-trove of more than 15,000 rock carvings and cave paintings that depict pre-historic crocodiles and cattle and giraffes.
Starting from the white-washed oasis town of Djanet, our five day itinerary ranges across the Tassili's intoxicating landscape of palm-groves, wadis and dunes by camel, on foot and by jeep. This tour spend will spend a night or two under the Saharan stars as we we track down the region's gueltas, the desert water-holes that sustain the Tassili's Tuareg nomads.
We will also seek out the tarout, the endemic Saharan cypress trees that are over 2,000 years old... but we cannot guarantee that we will encounter one of the Sahara's most extra-ordinary living creatures - crocodylus niloticus, an indigenous dwarf crocodile!
For much more information on the Algerian Sahara, please visit our Sahara in Focus pages.