Essendilene By CamelBelow 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.
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Our Essendilene itinerary has been devised to embrace the Tassili's captivating range of Saharan landscapes, from the desert's lofty dunes and sculptured rocks to its life-giving gueltas (water-holes and small lakes) lined with pink rose-bays.
We will navigate the Tassili - "plateau of the rivers" in Arabic - by foot, 4x4 and, principally, by camel.
Highlights of the itinerary (which can be extended by one or two days) include Tikoubaouine, situated at the foot of the Tassili n'Ajer, a grandiose landscape of shattered rocks, a 50 ft high natural arch and remote gueltas lined with sheer-sided cliffs; Essendilene, a deserted valley and beautiful gorge (approximately 60 miles to the north of Djanet) famed for its crystal-clear waters and verdant plant life; and Tililine, a high plateau of sand, isolated acacias and haunting rock arches rising from the desert floor.
This circuit spends a total of seven nights camping under the Saharan stars, although this can be increased and the programme altered to suit an individual group's needs.