Explore the wonders of the Sahara Desert and Tassili N’Ajjer National Park like never before!
As you may already know, Sahara is the largest desert on our planet, covering almost the entire northern part of Africa and stretching from the Atlantic to the Red Sea. But did you know that this vast expanse of sand dunes is not the only terrain you'll find in the Sahara? In fact, the desert surface is mostly dirt and rocks, with dunes occupying only 20% of the surface area.
Throughout its history, Sahara has gone through various climatic states, sometimes much drier than today and sometimes green and full of animals. And now, you have the opportunity to explore one of the most remarkable places in this incredible desert - Tassili N'Ajjer National Park.
This stunning landscape covers a vast area of 80,000 sq km, filled with silent gorges, stone towers, and caves. And that's not all, it is also home to over 5,000 prehistoric troglodyte dwellings and more than 15,000 rock paintings and petroglyphs, some of which are up to 12,000 years old.
But what makes these paintings particularly fascinating is that they depict strange characters in helmets and flying devices resembling cosmonauts, people in fashionable clothes, and more. They are among the oldest and most enigmatic paintings in the world, and have been called the 8th wonder, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982.
Our adventure will begin in the easternmost part of Algeria, where we'll explore the Tin Merzounga dunes on the border with Libya. We'll then venture deeper into Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, where we'll spend five days trekking and exploring the park on foot. Donkeys will carry our luggage as we traverse this inaccessible area, and we'll get to witness the breathtaking natural beauty of the park up close.
After our trek, we'll spend another five days wandering the dunes of Tadrart, soaking in the desert's unparalleled tranquility and stunning vistas. This journey promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, full of adventure, history, and beauty.